When I am nervous I tend to use humor to ease the tension. And I was in full patient-clown mode in the outpatient area prior to my procedure. The nurses all had a great sense of humor and they played along.
About a month ago, I was in Washington visiting friends when my heartrate seemed to flutter rapidly and I was getting dizzy often. That’s when I noticed I was having an episode of Afib. I’ve had episodes like this before and they are commonly called, “Lone Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation”. But it usually goes away in 24 hours or so…
The journey is everything! Driving into the unknown is an adventure of discovery along the backroads and highways wherever the road takes you.
The rhythmic kerthump kerthump kerthump as the highway seams impact the tires at a certain speed can be meditative. Even contemplative. The Sensory Experience is often fleeting or unnoticed because driving on highways can sometimes be all-consuming or stressful for some. But an empty freeway filled with subtle audible hints can produce a unique introspection.
The occasional lapse into an adjacent lane briefly making contact with the bots dots ringing out rapid fire like an auto cannon…
The United States is broken. The shards of democracy lay in the streets from Main Street to Wall Street. The damage to the people amounts to trillions of dollars lost. A tragedy of epic economic proportions trickled up to the wealthy leaving the population broke and struggling in a perpetual state of poverty. The enormous unsustainable economic practices and their impact on the posterity of the nation cannot be allowed to continue unchecked, unchanged, and unfettered. We must act now despite the concept of Sovereign Immunity and give ourselves permission to sue our own government.
Road trips are filled with lots of random little things that make you smile, cry, laugh, or sigh. Celebrate them.
After being isolated in one place with limited human contact for more than a year, you consider escaping regardless of the risks involved. It was a very difficult time to be sheltering in place because I had been planning a road trip for more than a year and I was just about to head out when the pandemic hit.
You’re fed up, upset, frustrated, and can’t take it anymore. You’re tired of the same old crap; the same bullshit, same old story, and you’ve heard it all before. Fuck!
It’s officially acceptable to cuss in casual conversation now. It’s a profoundly artful way to reduce stress. Try it at home.
Cussing, using profanity, saying bad words, and name-calling after 2020 is no longer faux pas. Saying “Fuck” today isn’t a slip or blunder in etiquette. It’s not bad manners, or poor conduct either.
I know you’ve heard it… “It is what it is”, “just deal with it”, “whatever”, “don’t…
Let’s get a few things strait about Facebook and cancel culture.
Facebook is just a ‘digital community’ organized and accessed via an app or website. It’s not life. The reality is that Facebook sells you as their “product” to advertisers. That’s why it’s free (for now).
You can limit your online exposure to suit your needs. It’s not “cancel culture” if you elect not to participate or to curate your friends list. In fact, blocking, moderating and curating your own Facebook experience is outlined in the Facebook community standards. They encourage you to curate your experience. They depend on it.
You’ve probably heard some say ‘why we should pay taxes if rich people or corporations don’t?’. Why vote when our vote doesn’t count? Many feel their civic participation has no effect or their voice is not heard. Year after year everything we fear seems to get worse. The haves have more, and the have-nots, have less. The endless poverty and economic woes have reached bitter ends. If matters get any worse the entire country may collapse completely.
The pandemic revealed how fragile our economy was; how dependent upon low wage essential workers the country is, and how quickly corporations will…
Life is a collection of stories, most of them untold. Snapshots of time spent looking out of a window at the world. The stories people subconsciously know at least something about, but never quite put two-and-two together until they become the story themselves. Stories of solitude and the vast emptiness all around us. Stories of the silent surrender to our own timeless insignificance. Stories of awakening to the state of what it means to be human; alone in a crowded world. Nomadland is one of those.
The term, “hindsight is 20/20” will forever mean something completely different now that we’ve experienced the year 2020.
What follows is a list of some of the significant things that happened in the year that will live in infamy, 2020.
In Australia, tens of millions of acres burned to the ground at the start of 2020. More than a billion animals dead, hundreds of species required emergency intervention in the Australian Bushfires.
Hong Kong protests turn massive. Organizers say as many as a million people protested in a single event.
When we started the year, Flint Michigan still didn’t have…
This story could have been entitled, “Love in the age of Covid-19: confessions of an asymptomatic hopeless romantic”. And the focus could have been about the struggle lonely people are having these days.
But it’s mostly about Love Stories in inspiring films; otherwise known as “feel-good movies”. Perhaps it’s also intended to get you in the mood for Love in defiance of the pandemic.
Let’s face it. 2020 really knocked the wind out of most people. Dating as a means to meet potential romantic partners screeched to a halt back in March due to the COVID-19 (2019-nCoV) pandemic.
Finding people, places and experiences that warm your heart, wake your mind, and move your spirit