Category Archives: Random Thoughts

Hiraeth

Thirty nine years later and the memories still come – soft around the edges, filled with warmth and ensconcing me in tendrils of nostalgia.  October.  The month I belong to. The month that signals the end of hot summer days, with … Continue reading

Posted in Childhood, nostalgia, Random Thoughts, Story | Tagged , , , , , , | 21 Comments

Kickin’ it into Gear

“Obesity” Ugh – I saw that scary word on the printout of my visit to the doctor this past week. I had turned myself around when being weighed because I knew it wasn’t going to be pretty and I’d refused a scale … Continue reading

Posted in Eating, Health, Mental Health, Random Thoughts | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 23 Comments

Rotary Terrors

It starts the same way every time…the dial-face looking at me. Me looking back. Even before my finger finds the “9” hole in the dial, I know I will not be able to manage this kind of phone. It’s a … Continue reading

Posted in Aversions, Humor, Philosophy, Random Thoughts, Writing | Tagged , , , , , | 29 Comments

Plastic Magic

“I don’t believe you.”  I think I said this a million times. “It’s true,” my mother, obviously exasperated with my disbelief, replied again and again. “Are you sure? Are you really sure?” “Yes. Yes, I’m sure – I wouldn’t lie … Continue reading

Posted in Childhood, Education, Family, Humor, Language, Librarian, love, Parenting, Random Thoughts, Reading, Relationships, Story, Words | Tagged , , , , , | 55 Comments

What are you on about? And other Excellent Phrases and Words I wish I could use

The following is a small list of English words & phrases that I wish would/could catch on in the States: (most are probably a mixture of dialect and colloquialisms…which someone of a more linguistic bent could probably distinguish the difference)   Rubbish….as in … Continue reading

Posted in Humor, Language, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized, Words | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 50 Comments

I often wondered if I began talking in the womb…

Greetings People, I’m honored to have been tagged in a blog-tour that is happening right now.  Honored and surprised as I’ve not really been an active blogger nor reader for a little bit of time – and I’ll explain why … Continue reading

Posted in Blogging, Childhood, connections, Humor, Language, love, News, Philosophy, Random Thoughts, Relationships, Sharon K Penmen, Story, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , | 29 Comments

Jesu Forfend – Quit! Quit!

I find it odd that in our culture if, for example, a football player breaks a body part during a game, and continues to play, we laud that as ‘admirable’. They pushed through the pain, and possible permanent bodily damage, … Continue reading

Posted in Biking, Bikram Yoga, Health, Humor, Injury, Random Thoughts, Society, Yoga | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 26 Comments