Fear and Karen-ing

The other day I wrote about fear and how it limits us and how we all have to take steps to avoid becoming crippled by fear. This has been on my mind a lot over the last week or so. We have to allow ourselves to think clearly and recognize that life is inherently risky; …

Fear

I must not fear.Fear is the mind-killer.Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.I will face my fear.I will permit it to pass over me and through me.And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.Where the fear has gone there will be nothing.Only I will remain.--Frank Herbert, …

Offensensitivity

That's a word invented by Burke Breathed the creator of Bloom County. Some people are just super easy to offend. They're just looking to be offended. They are also usually extremely clueless and lacking self-awareness. They have a great deal of offensensitivity and excel in looking for and finding offense in almost everyone and everything …

Merry Christmas!

The photo for this entry is Max the (reluctant) Christmas cat. He's not exactly thrilled about things draped around him and on his head, but he's a generally good sport. He's not a tree climber either which is a pleasant surprise. He did trample through the wrapping debris earlier, but mostly in a desire to …

A leap of faith

I am a total procrastinator. I can find a TON of things to do before those things I'm supposed to do. There's a reason it took me three years to finish my dissertation (well, procrastination and an evil committee chair). But, you get my point. I like fiction writing, but now I'm finding that I'm …

Feeling thankful

Yeah, I know. Yet another post about being thankful. They do crop up this time of year. But, I'm taking it a little differently this year (at least I think I am). For over a year now, at the end of the day, I've been writing down 10 things I'm grateful for that day. It's …