Moving!

To all my followers and casual readers: Please find new blog entries over on ornerydragon.com. I am moving this blog over to my own site. I will leave this one up for a while and post the occasional reminder. I greatly appreciate all my followers. We are small in number, but we are mighty! Please …

Ethics, health, presidents, & vice-presidents

I read a post in Legal Insurrection this morning discussing a Chris Cillizza/CNN piece suggesting that the reason Biden picked Kamala Harris for his running mate is because "...if and when Biden steps aside" she's more than qualified to step in. My first reaction was "Wait. What?" Are we now supposed to be voting for …

Where’s your line?

Where is your line, past which you will not go, when it comes to what's being called "woke culture?" What has to be destroyed or torn down, or worse, who has to be killed before you say, "Enough! I will no longer support this cause!" Where is that line? What has to happen for you? …

Don’t Be A Jerk

Earlier today I posted a meme thing on FB that basically said there are many reasons why somebody wears a mask and many why they don’t wear one – no matter which side you fall on, don’t be a jerk. I immediately got blow back from people wanting to know why certain things were and …

Cursebreaker

This is Week 26 for Odd Prompts from More Odds than Ends. This week I was given: A visceral memory (yours or fictional as you prefer), brought to mind by a scent, taste, song, etc. from Fiona Grey. My prompt was, The noise woke me up. I looked out the bedroom window to see two …

Books and Reading

Posts on books, reading, bookshelves, collecting books, buying books, culling books, not culling books, have been coming to my attention in the last few days (check out Cedar Sanderson's post, Bibliophilia). I have a LOT of books. My husband has a LOT of books. Between us we have TONS of books. We live in a …

Masking

To mask or not to mask, that is the question. Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outraged Karens, or to use research against a sea of shaming and by opposing end it? With profuse apologies to Shakespeare, this is where I find my brain wandering off to these …

Life is risky

As the memes and cliches say...no-one gets out alive. Life is risky and we're all gonna die (unlike in the movie "Cocoon" where Wilfred Brimley says "you won't ever get sick and you won't ever die" when they find the aliens). Stay on Earth and you will die. Where we seem to be having an …

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, …