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On Oversimplifications.

There’s an oversimplification of conflict – especially of the political variety – that tends to result in non-useful mantras like, “When given the choice between being right and being kind, always choose being kind.” Or attitudes like, “No argument is worth losing family,” or “I love the PERSON, not the POLITICS.” But as someone whose… Continue reading On Oversimplifications.

A book review? Kinda?

I read a wide variety of books. I read middle-grade, YA, graphic novels, adult fiction of ALL varieties, and non-fiction across every section of the library. So when the Read Harder 2022 Challenge listed to read a book from a friend with completely different reading styles popped up, I was stumped. But then I looked… Continue reading A book review? Kinda?

Oops. Forgot to title this entry. I’m out of the habit of blogging.

So I was looking at my “blog page” this morning (the page that shows recent blog posts since the front page of my site is now a placeholder page) and I realized there’s two big things I haven’t updated the site about yet. First: I was permanently placed in the “managerial” position at my small… Continue reading Oops. Forgot to title this entry. I’m out of the habit of blogging.

Limbo.

Nothing makes me more anxious or depressed or frazzled or unmotivated as the unknown future. And the last 24 hours thrust me into a major “unknown future” downward spiral. I’ve already been on a bit shaky grown as my full-time position at the library is “interim” until the new fiscal year starts October 1st. For… Continue reading Limbo.

On Meditative Painting Part 1: Supplies to Establish A Routine

I’ve been trying for years (decades?) to become Someone Who Meditates because everyone (including my various medical counsels over the years) thinks it’s good for everyone, but especially for those of us with anxiety disorders. Long story short: It never worked. BUT! I have found a great meditative practice which is: Painting. I started doing… Continue reading On Meditative Painting Part 1: Supplies to Establish A Routine

On affection.

People of my generation and older mostly grew up with an understanding that your options for physical affection were 1) the type you get from your family (Mom, Dad, grandparents etc) and 2) the type you get from your boyfriend/girlfriend. For me, that meant that my need for affection manifested in a CONSTANT need for… Continue reading On affection.

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