Oh, you thought that was bad? Commentary, January 27, 2017

I thought the week before the inauguration was bad? Ha! This week’s commentary really needs no commentary on that topic, so here are a few items of note from the last two weeks of emotionally related blog hiatus.   After years of telling myself that maybe i just wasn’t able to do it, I started… Continue reading Oh, you thought that was bad? Commentary, January 27, 2017

A Series of Unfortunate News Reports: Commentary, January 13, 2017

It’s been a rough week. Every time you look at the news,  snippets of discouragement float out: anti-vaxxers running vaccine safety, the weather, pre-existing conditions, the demise of basket weaving, forced resignations, blank folders, shake-ups—the list goes on. I’m sick of being sick of it all. This week, I need a break from all that,… Continue reading A Series of Unfortunate News Reports: Commentary, January 13, 2017

2017: Making Better Choices

I don’t really do New Year’s resolutions. When I’m being really honest with myself, I know that I’ll fall off the resolution train just a couple weeks into the year. Anytime thereafter when I think of what grand hopes I had for new habits and a new me, I’ll end up feeling bad about not sticking with it, and I’ll resolve to never make a resolution again. For me, there’s some kind of mental block on making resolutions stick when they’re tied to the new year.