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Careful What You Wish For

I don’t know about you, but I have a stable of fantasy careers and alternate lives. Whatever I may be doing in real life, I’m almost always thinking of what I’d rather be doing. Even if I’m perfectly happy, I like to keep my alternate fantasy life blooming and vividly colored. I have fantasies of […]

Foot Detoxes Are Bullcrap

I’m a bit of a skeptic. I’m a raging skeptic, actually. I have a pretty low tolerance for foofery, fairy tales, traditional bullcrap, new agey bullcrap or ancient bullcrap. I don’t mind folks who are into it, since 90% of people who really believe in something are well intentioned and downright pleasant. Some people do […]

Fun With Food Poisoning

I had a discussion not long ago about blogging and my hesitation to write about some topics. I twist and turn over some ideas, debating with myself if I should really spend the time to write about, say, buying a pillow, or hurling a conditioner bottle at my toe in the shower, or my husband […]

Not Obliged

It’s been about a month and a half since we moved from Portland to Astoria. It’s been almost two months since Dave quit his job, and it’s been about four months since I quit my job. I think this is the longest I’ve ever gone without a paycheck in my working life. It takes me […]

Country Songs and Kitties

We’ve been doing a lot of walking in our new small town. It’s allowed us to leave the car parked, to slow down, and to absorb our new environment. The river, the hills, the old buildings, the friendly people, and the country music. Walking in town means observing the flow of traffic, and I’ve noticed […]