Turning In

“Well, I’m turning in now” means so much less than “Well, I’m turning myself in now.” I just read about a  man who turned himself in to the police because he was responsible for accidentally starting a brush fire that ultimately burned down several houses. He had disposed […]

Meet-ups

The Internet, among its many blessings, has given us Meetup.com.  For someone like me who wants people to play with, Meetup.com is wonderful.  I know someone who has signed on with fifty-two groups. Fifty-two! In fact, I met her today at a meet-up. We were on a five-mile […]

% Enemy

I had thought that trying to see the good in people was a positive trait, but it turns out I’m only seeing the 75% friend and not the 25% enemy. The online dating site OKCupid has many interesting characteristics. It has quizzes to take, questions to answer, and […]

Momerabilia

I am slowly, hesitantly, downsizing. I’ve got a house full of furniture, decorations, plants, clothes, and boxes of miscellany. Some of the boxes contain important things like tax returns, some contain wires, cables, and remote controls for gadgetry that is long gone, and some contain my memories. Having […]

Artificial Turf

Recently, I dated a man who approved of me. He didn’t like me, exactly, but he approved. We got along really well. We shared a similar family background and interest in post-secondary education. We were the same age, laughed at the same things, and enjoyed some of the […]

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Getting Out More

I have been reading a book in which there is a character, Michael, who struggles with learning in school. He is bright but cannot read. In fact, he cannot think well at all while he is in school. When he is outside, though, he becomes  insightful, poetic, creative, […]