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Living in the Moment (When the Present Moment Sucks)
Tuesday, June 18, 2019      7 comments

Disclaimer: Although I still agree with most of the post below in principle, I AM in a slightly better mood now than I was last week when I wrote it, so please don't call the suicide hotline on me or anything! :) ... Read more
Chess for One
Tuesday, June 04, 2019      3 comments

I’ve always been a loner. I’m okay with that. But recently, I’ve started to think the amount of time I spend alone verges on abnormal, and maybe it’... Read more
Magical Thinking
Tuesday, May 21, 2019      4 comments

I may be working too much these days. I caught myself thinking the other day that I could really go for a short stay in the hospital. Nothin... Read more
The Track Walkers Return
Tuesday, May 14, 2019      2 comments

It’s that time of year again—the mystical, magical month of May, when every overweight person in my town decides now is the time to “get in shape” a... Read more
Gum, Gum Everywhere . . .
Tuesday, May 07, 2019      8 comments

I’ve got to ask: What is with all the gum, people? Lately, whenever I’m out walking my dog, Rosco, it takes every ounce of my concentration to ... Read more
Observations (Or, Crazy People Everywhere!)
Tuesday, April 30, 2019      4 comments

I don’t know if it’s the warmer weather or if somebody has put crazy juice in the water lately, but I’ve noticed some strange behavior—more than usual, and that’s really saying something! Take the other day. While walking my dog Rosco... Read more
Springtime Is the Worst
Tuesday, April 23, 2019      7 comments

I know this won’t be a popular sentiment, but I think it needs to be said, just to get it off my chest. So here goes: Springtime? Is the worst.... Read more
My Life Revolves Around Food
Tuesday, April 16, 2019      0 comments

I noticed something the other day—something I probably should have noticed years ago: My life pretty much revolves around food. I plan everything, schedule my entire day, around what I intend to eat. Today, for example, I knew I had a... Read more
Spring Is (Almost) Sprung
Tuesday, April 09, 2019      1 comments

The sunshine is a liar. The buttery yellow glow, plus the knowledge that it’s now officially spring, by a couple of weeks, tells me to step ... Read more
The Cleaning Lady Chronicles
Tuesday, April 02, 2019      3 comments

Last week, I was talking about the woman who cleans our house and what an incredible luxury it is to have her. And it is—not only is our cleaning lady kind and generous, but she’s also the most thorough cleaner I’ve ever met. We used to ha... Read more
Cleaning for the Cleaning Lady
Tuesday, March 26, 2019      7 comments

My dad and I have a woman who comes over every 2 weeks to clean the house. It’s the greatest luxury in the world, no exceptions. I’ll take a sparkly shower that I didn’t have to scrub myself over a fancy bottle of champagne or lobster dinner any... Read more
Exercise: The Wonder Drug
Tuesday, March 19, 2019      4 comments

I had my first appointment with a psychologist when I was in second grade. My school district forced me to see a counselor, during school hours, at least once a week (and usually twice), all the way through middle school because the admini... Read more
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F***
Tuesday, March 12, 2019      1 comments

I’ve always been a worrier. Whenever my dad and my dog Rosco leave for one of the zillion or so walks they take together each day, my stomach clenches up tighter than a fist and I feel like the back of my throat is closing up until the mome... Read more
What Do I Want to Be When I Grow up?
Tuesday, March 05, 2019      4 comments

Now, I know that most normal people like to listen to music on their iPods when they go out for a run or hit the weight machines at the gym. Not me. I prefer to listen to lectures while I work out. Whether I download my courses f... Read more
The Social Contract
Tuesday, February 26, 2019      5 comments

So, I was walking my dog, Rosco, the other day and I witnessed something that left me confused. No, more than that. Reeling. Freaked out. Wondering when the hell the rest of society abandoned all pretense of following “the rules.” It wasn’t... Read more

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