Monthly Archives: December 2016

2017 Ahead:

Que sera, sera. No missing pieces now. Nothing but acceptance, abundant freedom, and inner peace. That’ll do just fine for me.

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The Peaceful Part (After Boxing Day)

Yes, there’s no place like home for the holidays. Christmas 2016–the best, most relaxed ever. Nothing but inner peace all December.

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ISBN:

dyslexic’s way of spelling Ibsen.

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Year-End Quotes (Continued)

“You have succeeded in life when all you really want is only what you really need.” –Vernon Howard “Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live.” –Dorothy Thompson “Simplicity is the essence of happiness.” –Cedric Bledso … Continue reading

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It doesn’t matter what view or position you espouse or express in our society today

(even humorously, wittily, or ironically), rest assured it will automatically be shot down and reviled by a million faceless, self-righteous trolls online or in person. If she published To Kill a Mockingbird today for the first time, Harper Lee would … Continue reading

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More and more (don’t you find?)

it is no longer the sheer quantity (frequency and duration) of human stupidity that overwhelms and galls, but rather the endless quality of stupidity that astounds and exasperates.

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And so I’m going to declare 2016 to have been

The Year of Meltdown Mania. Everywhere you go or turn. Somebody is losing it when they can’t get what they want or they feel a great injustice has been done to them personally and so they will attack and crusade … Continue reading

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Year-End Quotes

“Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.” –Franz Kafka “The truly rich are those who appreciate what they have.” –Yiddish Proverb “The simplest things are often the truest.” –Richard Bach “A contented heart is an even … Continue reading

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Behind These Fronts

We are all held together by wires or Wi-Fi. The props that hold us up can only be glimpsed in a certain slant of light. We are really coming apart all the time, even as we laugh and profess a … Continue reading

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Re. Boxing Day Sales

I have never wasted entire days of my life waiting and planning feverishly for this annual mindless, gratuitously materialistic obsessive binge. For me, Boxing Day is always a laid-back, clean-up day after the annual family Christmas party-blowout for 18-21 people. … Continue reading

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