How We Are, It Is

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Not sure how this will turn out; there is so much I have been thinking about. My recent vacation was nice, nothing more than nice. Its subsequent trick at forcing me to reflect on what I want again, and again, how I spend my time when i’m left to freely wonder and wander…this is where my mind has been. And I’m moving again, again! Excited, genuinely. I can’t possibly get rid of more than I did to get here, and I’m going for more space -as I just need it to breathe. I did confirm I’m best not idle and my desire for hands-y activities, and real work task still stands. It’s all meditative actually. I also don’t necessarily need … Read More

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Letting Go

BrockaHealth & Wellness, Mood Room1 Comment

Every time we go to the storage unit, the only objective is to grab what I can immediately drop off at donation. In the liquidation, the downsizing, and the admittance of usefulness comes a sadness; acknowledging this sadness comes despair. We can organize and utilize what we really want to keep later. Right now these items have spent a minimum of 3 years in this holding space; and in this holding space are also some of the oldest childhood memories and memorabilia. What is the deciding factor for keeping it? How intense must the attachment be for us to never let it go? And if the memory or emotion is so intense, why is a thing even necessary? It’s what it … Read More

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Two Questions II

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Questions on the questions in question forums. How meta. Why do people ask the simplest, seemingly dumbest questions on Quora? I wondered this because you can’t be anonymous like you can on Reddit. At the sake of embarrassment though, you can get a direct answer from a professional. This saves time from having to weed through articles and answers on Google certainly. Quora may not be as bountiful as Google, but it’s much more industry specific. A number of people I admire have accounts and consistently answer questions, i.e. Seth Godin, James Altucher… If you are a writer needing to build a fictional character’s credentials or background story, Quora connects you to the person with specific knowledge. What Happened to … Read More

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My Not So Secret Secret

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How I’m actually obsessed with food: ingredients, cooking culture, chef’s personal stories, the restaurant industry, the history of food agriculture, flavor combinations and the creativity in combining all different kinds food… The one thing I don’t indulge in are restaurant reviews. I rarely eat out and will probably never go to the place, so it’s an easy bit of elimination in this otherwise immense category.  I will investigate a particular chef, their personal story or the actual food writer-reviewer themselves, but no, not the restaurant in most cases. Once upon a time before Google, I would go to the bookstore and library to pull out stacks of food books, baking books, and diet books. I would sit with a notepad and … Read More

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Two Questions

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I’m going to skip out on Fat Tuesday celebrations of Mardi Gras and coincidentally begin this short segment Two Questions Tuesdays. Like my inconsistent yet persistent attempt at #SundayEveningPost I’m throwing myself a bone here. Coming up with two questions may be the easiest part. We all have questions, from the simple to the profound. To keep this as sincere as possible, some may even be very dumb, because I’m going to genuinely share thoughts I have in my head. The questioning ones, and only 2. This is the introductory post. I will try my best to not answer these questions with bias or politics. I posit them only to collectively think. 1.Why are most forms of A.I. and more … Read More

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