What is it about the promise of pumpkin pie that prompts normally normal people to think they can gather with extended family and get along? Disasters inevitably happen, but the triumph of hope over experience makes us try again and again. I’m not sure why, but when I’m thinking over Thanksgivings past, the first ones that … More Black Thursday
It’s a bit of an understatement to say I’m not a joiner. I’m not a loner, either, mostly because it’s hard to find time to be alone. I just don’t like crowds. And I don’t understand people very well. Or hu-mans, as I say in my head. People are confusing even one at a time, … More Go, Team?
It’s been a few months since I wrote my last blog post. That’s kind of how things work around here. I’ll have two good days in a row, get a lot of things done, and then back to normal. Normal means dragging myself out of bed in the morning, spending more time in the recliner … More Feast or Famine
We all seem to have labels these days, more now than I can ever remember. It’s a shorthand to sort out people we will never meet. Find out who’s good and who’s bad without knowing much about them. It’s convenient for online discussions but not very useful when it starts to spill over to real … More Label food, not people
I always thought I was a really good multi-tasker. Turns out, I just have ADD. I’m not sure why that never occurred to me. I’m usually working on seventeen things at the same time, and I don’t remember any of them the next day. You should see my kitchen. On second thought, you shouldn’t see … More That dog has a puffy tail! My distracted life in the kitchen.
I was raised in a culture that taught that perfection is attainable in this lifetime. With some help, of course. The first step was to train your mind to think only good thoughts. Right… As soon as you think that first imperfect thought, you realize this perfection thing is going to be hard. And probably … More On Perfection…or not so much