Abject Awareness

"A life of leisure and a life of laziness are two different things." A quote by Benjamin Franklin Oh how productivity and purpose have fallen by the wayside for me. As I stare out the window, looking at the yard, the same four walls, I seek a purpose. I have a purpose that I recognize;… Continue reading Abject Awareness

Ghosts in the Machine

A long, long time ago in a far away place within my mind, there existed nothing but chaos. There was this resounding, continuous droning in my mind of all the things that I was facing, dealing with, living with...experiencing. I felt I didn't have control of any kind over my destiny, my future, even the… Continue reading Ghosts in the Machine

We’re Never Going to All Just Get Along (and that makes me sad)

As I usually mention, I'm not a particularly political person. To be honest, I can't personally stand many of them, no matter which party or affiliation they hold. I find many of them to be self-serving. Not to say that there aren't good people out there fighting for good. They exist, but far and few… Continue reading We’re Never Going to All Just Get Along (and that makes me sad)

Contemplating and Confronting Perceived versus Actual Fear

When I decided earlier this year to change my two UK vacations into first, a cruise for myself alone and then secondly, another cruise with my two youngest children, I received quite a mixed response regarding that decision. Several people said I was "missing out on the opportunity of a lifetime" and others said that… Continue reading Contemplating and Confronting Perceived versus Actual Fear

Both Sides of the Story, I Think

  Every once in a while, I get the opportunity to view the parenting of an autistic child from another perspective. It is always interesting to me to watch and observe, and I inevitably compare their parenting style with mine. I think parents do that whether their child has any disabilities or not. This morning,… Continue reading Both Sides of the Story, I Think

Trigger Warnings: Yup, I’m Going There

Where do I start? I didn't really see too much about this whole "controversy" because to be honest, I wasn't really paying attention. When I first read a little bit about the trending of the word, it took me back to my early thoughts on the word retarded. I've posted many times about it and… Continue reading Trigger Warnings: Yup, I’m Going There

Adult Bullies Hiding Behind the Subtlety of the Internet

There's a lot of talk about bullying in the news. I pay attention because my children were bullied, my daughter IS bullied and I was bullied in school and in my neighborhood. Children take their lives and families are destroyed. Recently, however, mocking others and the culture of bullying has taken on a strange, new… Continue reading Adult Bullies Hiding Behind the Subtlety of the Internet

From Excessism to Minimalism: Futile or Freeing?

Recently, my 12 year old has been bitten by the "I want everything" bug. She's beginning to come of age and with that comes all the friendships that revolve around comparing possessions. I know I did it too and I was either jealous or the object of jealousy depending on the topic. If I received… Continue reading From Excessism to Minimalism: Futile or Freeing?

Yes, I’m Actually Writing about Pokemon Go in the Age of “Everyone Complaining about Everything”

So, unless you've been existing without the internet (which is a thing I've heard), then you've heard about Pokemon Go. It has been the subject of great media discussion lately and I myself have become entrenched in the game. The idea behind this game, for those who don't know, is to open the app that… Continue reading Yes, I’m Actually Writing about Pokemon Go in the Age of “Everyone Complaining about Everything”