Monthly Archives: April 2013

I Feel for my Mother

Originally posted on The Mercenary Researcher:
I feel for my mother. She desperately wanted a girl. She got me instead.  Not to say I’m not feminine; I wear skirts, I wore makeup, I procreated. But I suspect I wasn’t the…

Posted in Childhood, Children, Humor, Random Thoughts, shopping, Story, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , | 11 Comments

The Carrot Dog Story ~ a Tale of Skepticism and Amazement

Originally posted on The Mercenary Researcher:
Anyone that has any kind of contact with me, either in person or on Facebook, has probably heard me extol the deliciousness of carrot dogs.  I LOVE CARROT DOGS!!  What might you ask are…

Posted in Baking, Children, Cooking, Eating, Family, Food, Humor, love, Music, Random Thoughts, Recipes, Story, Vegetarian | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 26 Comments

Life is a Practice – Do it Again

I just read Tracy’s post about being aware of the personalities in your own self – how important it is to be mindful and in the ‘now’ instead of always living in the past or trying to fly into the future. It reminds … Continue reading

Posted in Bikram Yoga, Health, Philosophy, Random Thoughts, Words, Writing, Yoga | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 37 Comments

When Sheep Don’t Bring You Joy

Originally posted on The Mercenary Researcher:
I wrote this in 40 minutes before work at 5AM – please excuse any offensive uses or misuses of grammar.  mea culpa, mea culpa, mea máxima culpa. That Catholic upbringing was good for something,…

Posted in Childhood, Children, Eating, Family, Food, Humor, Injury, Random Thoughts, Story, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 14 Comments

Show Her It’s a Man’s World

I wish MOST men were this honest ~

Posted in Aversions, Misogyny, Phobias, Relationships | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Looking Up ~ Being Aware

Recently, I was having coffee with one of my friends and we were talking about being aware – that many people are not aware of the world around them – they don’t take the time to notice what’s going (often … Continue reading

Posted in Birding, Blogging, Childhood, Children, Random Thoughts, Story, Words | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 49 Comments

I Had Nary a Clue

Originally posted on The Mercenary Researcher:
The little snippets below represent some misconceptions on my part as well as weird things I’ve encountered. Warning: even though I have claimed that this blog is about biking- there is NOTHING about biking…

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