Category Archives: Random

Planners and Spontaneous People: Honest Thoughts from a Planner

Like oil and water, those that like to plan their schedules in advance and those who operate with nothing but spontaneity don’t mix well. At least under natural circumstances. Planners, of which I am one, like to know what is … Continue reading

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Update on Running Mileage Goal

At the beginning of 2018, I wrote a post outlining my plan to run 500 miles during the course of the year. As of 12/29, I have logged 505* miles! Extremely pleased to have completed one of my goals for … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Overstated Enthusiasm in Language

I have a problem. It seems to be a problem, anyway. Too much enthusiasm. To the point that perhaps its value is diluted. Does that sound like a problem to you? Allow me to explain further. I am a naturally … Continue reading

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Summer 2018 Adventure Highlights

I make no secret of the fact that summer is my favorite season. No, not because it is my name. It tops the list for me (and my husband Mike) because it is the short window of reliably warm weather … Continue reading

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Remembering Toonces, Her Life As Told by Mom

Today marks the sad occasion when we chose to have our cat, Toonces, put down, due to failing health and complications from old age. Toonces was our cat for 16.3 years. She lived a good, long, pampered life. My aim … Continue reading

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What My Blog is About

I often get asked what my blog is about. Here is a brief answer. Continue reading

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Embracing the Boring Life: A Short Chronicle of My Transition from (Mostly) Adventurer to (More of a) Homebody

It sometimes pains me to admit that my life is not as exciting as it was in the past. I look back fondly on my college years and my 20s when every weekend was full of adventure and a high … Continue reading

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3 Lifehacks to Greater Productivity

I recently had an idea that transformed my accomplishments. Or at least my perceptions of my accomplishments, which, if I’m being honest, is almost as important as my accomplishments themselves. Sort of. For a quick back story, my entire working … Continue reading

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Awakening the Blog

Or, to borrow a theme from an upcoming movie: Summer’s Wars: The Blog Awakens. It has been over a year since my last blog post. How time flies! Since my last post, I’ve often had things I’ve wanted to write … Continue reading

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