The Nope Files – A Higher Level Of Grind

It’s been a long break from The Nope Files but this one begged for a Nope. I found it on Instagram. As with all the Nope File anecdotes, this sounds reasonable and good and generates lots of positive reactions. However, there are at least two Nopes here. Almost three. 1. No one gets to tell…

The Week In Photos; So Fine

The week in photos, because it’s a holiday and I posted this weekend and want to say in the flow. First up is tennis, obviously. No matches this week due to rainouts, so just practice, practice, lessons, practice. I did have some social wellness insights though, but just a head up — you may not…

The Inquisition Is Finished

This summer we celebrate the fourth year of the Grand Vegan Experiment. I’ve done well keeping my promise not to turn this into a vegan blog. I also promised I would post remarkable developments as they happen but after four years there aren’t many surprises anymore. But oh, there are tedium. Chief of Tedium after…

Dying Wishes

Getting back to writing on the regular wasn’t as easy as tossing up an “I’m back!” post and then standing by for inspiration. Day after day I wait for the words to come. I sit still and ready and wait for a release. An activation. An opening. And day after day there is naught but…

Rain Dance

Almost two months away. Letting the fields lay fallow, as we do in the cycle of renewal. Now I return on a rainy day, fresh from a run with a red fox and a dance with black-capped chickadees. The fox sat on a curb in the ‘burb and watched me cruise by. I circled the…

Benevolence In Beverage Form

Items found on the run now include a flowering tea pot complete with flowering tea. Running through the village on Saturday morning I crested the final hill on my path home. Just as I began my glide down the back side I heard a voice calling my name. I stopped and turned but saw no…

Turning Eleven

The Year of Honesty is kicking my ass. I was not prepared for how unpleasant this would be. Notice I didn’t say hard. I knew it would be hard. I assumed there would be discomfort. I didn’t know it would be so damn ugly. That I would be shocked at how sickening it would be….

February Highlights

Oof, February. Birth month. Rebirth month. I start crafting these monthly highlight reels during the month and work on them a little at a time. As highlights are identified I document them in the voice of the given events’ insights and experiences and then wrap it all up during the last week of the month….

Check In From The Snow In

It is Day Three of the Mercyburg Snow-In. No exaggeration. Snowed all the way in. I have given up hope of returning to work this week. It won’t stop snowing. Inches per hour are falling upon inches from the past two days. The temperature won’t rise enough to melt snow. We are well over double…

No Red Dead: A Tale Of Two Lucys

Items found on the run (while running) now include winged pipers. Make that sparkling red winged pipers with golden lassos and hairstyles which remind me of Lucy Van Pelt. I thought at first they were smoking those pipes rather than playing them but … um, the bowls of their pipes are inverted, so I guess…

Let Me Help You Love This

There are no affiliate links on this site. No kickbacks, discounts, or compensation for any products I may highlight or promote in this blog. Whenever I share my favorite things with you it is rooted in my own desire to celebrate a wellness tool or product simply to spread the love. I do not get…

January Highlights

Remember Peaco? Never heard of Peaco? Peaco is my UglyDoll. He is a gift I received many years ago before UglyDolls went mainstream. Before they were sold by big box retail stores. Before a multinational conglomerate bought out the original creator’s cottage business. Before there was an animated movie about them. In the parlance of…