Something I Realized Once I Started Setting Some Of It Down

June 24, 2021

So while my environment has been pretty good lately, I’ve also had reason of late to consider the effects of my past upon my present. We all have baggage, and I’m not saying mine is any heavier than anyone else’s . . . but I am tired of carrying so much of it around.

So What WAS The Most Memorable?

June 23, 2021

I dodged this question yesterday, but the most memorable lesson I’ve had to date about the effects of a bad environment was when, after some months away, I went back the place that I had spent some of the worst years of my life, and felt absolutely crushed with misery the moment I walked through the door.

Fortunately I was just there to pack up my things and move on, but I still remember that feeling.

I Wish I Could Say It Was The Most Memorable

June 22, 2021

The worst job I ever worked was the one where not just the customers, but everyone there, including bosses and coworkers, treated me like I was an idiot. Since it was a temporary gig, I did my best just to power through, but I quit the day I realized I was starting to believe them.

It was the first of many lessons I’ve received on just how much a bad environment can affect you.

I’m Starting To Think I’m Unreasonable On That Point

June 21, 2021

One constant about myself that I’ve noticed over the years is that no matter what I’m trying to recover from, every day I haven’t recovered yet I have some variation of the thought, “Shouldn’t I have been over this yesterday?”

Sometimes It Really Is A Small World, Isn’t It?

June 18, 2021

Today I find myself glancing out the window occasionally for signs of dust from the Sahara desert and thinking with awe of the man (Christian Junge) who first looked at the orange South Florida skies in the 1950’s and thought, “That looks familiar from my time in Africa, I wonder . . .”

(I can’t find a succinct link to support this fact that’s not behind a paywall, but the link provided should support it enough to get you started if you’re inclined to follow it up.)

I’m Trying To Rest Today . . . And Failing

June 17, 2021

For what it’s worth, the day is less gloomy today and so am I, so here’s a more “neutral” thought for today:

When did I get so bad at goofing off? I used to be really, really good at it!

A Gloomy Thought For A Gloomy Day

June 16, 2021

I love free spirits with all my heart, but over time I’ve sadly come to realize that some “free spirits” are in reality horribly wounded spirits desperately pretending they’re flying using broken wings.

Not That This Is News To Either Of Us At This Point

June 15, 2021

Having seen something that puzzled me while I was out this morning, I decided to consult with L’s Mother.

“Why do you suppose someone would tie a set of keys, including a car key and what I presume were house keys, to the pole of a stop sign?” I asked her.

“I don’t know,” she replied. “Maybe somebody found them and tied them up like that in the hopes that the person who dropped them would see them?”

“Yeah . . . that was the best I could come up with too,” I admitted. “I can even see the thinking, but . . .”

“It’s something I would do,” she said as I simultaneously said, “I can’t agree with it.”

Yes, Once Again It’s Flag Day

June 14, 2021

Today I’m going to be busy because today is a very special day to L’s Mother. Why, you ask?

Because about twenty years ago The Simpsons made a throwaway joke . . .

And I’ll Be Taking One Half-Day Off

June 11, 2021

And after some delays, my son and I are officially done with school for the summer. To celebrate, he’ll be taking the first of many days off for a while.