Category Archives: Self Improvement

Life in Pieces of Bankruptcy – Part 1

Bankruptcy = Failure Growing up, I gained the understanding that it was important to earn money, spend money, and never have to ask another person to help with expenses. At the same time, it was fine to use credit cards … Continue reading

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Hey Google, where have you gone?

As a person who likes to “tinker”, new technology draws me like a fly to honey. Back in the early days of cellphones, I wanted the latest/greatest that was available and modifying those devices was not possible. So, I would buy … Continue reading

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Passion Revisited

I woke up very early this morning. 2:57 to be exact. No worries though, Tigger (my dog) kept sleeping until 6:15, then he came and joined me at my desk. In the last few months I have returned to photography … Continue reading

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Here we are….2018

To discuss 2018, I must go back to 2017. As you might recall, I spent almost the entire year crying and feeling very disconnected from everything. Then, one day I walked into my office and said, “I’m done!” and I … Continue reading

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A Fresh Start

On Monday, October 30 I awoke to a new world. It was the first day of my new life. I was unemployed and single. Friday, the 27th was my final day working for my employer and I took my layoff … Continue reading

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Move Along

If you are a regular, you may recall my post on exercise. I still get outside and trot around but everything else, like climbing stairs has fallen to the side. I just read Stop Running for Weight Loss over at … Continue reading

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My Affection for Starbucks Baristas

So, I am sitting here at the Starbucks with the almost 8-year-old. She is watching You Tube videos and I am reading magazines on my computer. I think back to the time when, none of this was possible. I have … Continue reading

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Life in Pieces of Then and Now

Thirty years ago, I experienced what is considered “major depression”. I have never researched the definition but I imagine that the accompanying suicide attempt played some role in the description of  “major”. During that time, (12+ month span) my emotions … Continue reading

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You might not know…

The Barkley Marathon Running Ultramarathons The Barkley Marathon is an ultramarathon trail race held in Frozen Head State Park near Wartburg, Tennessee. Runners may elect a “fun run” of 60 miles or the full course of 100 miles. (Wikipedia) What intrigues me … Continue reading

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Grinding the Bean

Let me start with this, cold brew coffee is not the same as iced coffee. I learned about cold brew coffee when Starbucks introduced their Nitro Brew. What did I learn? I learned that cold brew is not available in … Continue reading

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