The evil hackers made me afraid on my own blog. That is not right. I decided I wasn't going to let them win. My absence showed me I wasn't ready to hang up the towel on this adventure yet. So, I took my ball and instead of going home, I went to a safer playground.… Continue reading She’s Back!
Saturday night my website was hacked. Someone came in and put up an alternative post for last Monday. It was an anti-ISIS message. While on one hand I guess it was better than a pro-ISIS message on my website, it has left me feeling vulnerable. Nothing that I can check shows how he got in.… Continue reading Too Much
Back in the old days, you know, like when I was growing up, television sitcoms would have an episode every season that was made up of clips from previous episodes loosely strung together by some new dialog. The Golden Girls was notorious for this, doing it much more often than any other show I remember.… Continue reading Clips Episode
It has only been a few weeks since I switched from two posts a week down to one. I have already noticed a disturbing, highly unexpected, and completely counter-intuitive trend: It is much harder to write only one post a week! Okay, the moral of my difficulty of getting a post up on Mondays is… Continue reading But Why?
When I started this blog, 545 posts ago (holy cow!), I was seeking clarity. Trust me, I haven't had an epiphany that solved the mysteries of the universe or anything. If/when I do, I'll be sure to share. One thing, however, is becoming more and more clear - there isn't enough time in the day… Continue reading Priorities
Every year for the past four years I have dedicated a month to performing a variation of the NaNoWriMo challenge, writing a blog post a day. Typically it is the month of March, so I end up with at least 31 posts as a result. This year I decided to take advantage of the unique circumstance… Continue reading The Wall
Five years ago today I started my blog. How have five years passed already?!?! I swear I was just doing last minute word smithing on "The Search for Meaning," my first, and still favorite, post. Originally I was going to celebrate this milestone anniversary with a hosting change and new look. But then the new provider I… Continue reading 5 Years
I have professed my love of BookRiot on this blog more than once. Imagine my joy when I saw that they were accepting applications for contributors: It was a Tigger-level of bouncing! The best part was that the process of throwing my hat into the ring was remarkably simple - two blog post submissions and… Continue reading The Verdict
A few months ago I had the honor of attending a friend's party she threw to celebrate her puppy's first birthday. I love the fact that when I told my coworkers about going, no one batted an eye about attending a party for a dog. It was one of those "You know you live in SoCal" type… Continue reading Four More Years
I spent the weekend camping with Ms. M. We used to go camping every year, but we stopped about a decade ago. This trip was my Christmas present to her. The trip was glorious. The weekend was unusual for us since it actually rained. Up in the mountains where we were, it was a constant… Continue reading Latest Adventure