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#MicroblogMondays 58: Stress

Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too. I read an interesting way of thinking about stress.  The gist is that stress is a response that highlights what is important to you.  If it wasn’t important, it would become an annoyance and not […]

Banned Book Week and Anastasia Krupnik

Yesterday was the last day of Banned Book Week.  To celebrate book freedom, I picked up Anastasia Krupnik by Lois Lowry for the ChickieNob.  It was one of those books I loved as a kid but hadn’t thought to pass along to the kids until I saw it on a banned book list. It speaks […]

564th Friday Blog Roundup

Judging for the 2015 IF Comp, a big interactive fiction competition, opened yesterday.  I said that I wasn’t going to vote this year, and then changed my mind when the games went up because I’m weak-willed like that.  Oh, and there was a horror game I heard about that I wanted to play.  So now […]

Does Your Partner Read Your Blog?

Does your partner read your blog?  Is he or she following you on Twitter?  Hearting your Instagram pictures?  Liking your Facebook statuses?  Because, apparently, he or she shouldn’t. I bookmarked and finally read this article about why you should not be connected to your partner on social media.  The reasons are what you’d expect: people […]

Listen Up: Jesse vs. Cancer

A few weeks ago, I read about the podcast Jesse vs. Cancer.  The podcaster is a standup comic with stage 4 colon cancer.  Sort of off my beaten podcast path since I tend to lean hard on the NPR and NPR-like ouevre.  But the reviewer said that they laughed so hard that they had to […]

#MicroblogMondays 57: Ethical Dinner

Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too. Not Quite Nigella had a post recently about an ethical dinner she attended.  She explains: The Ethics Centre’s new series of dinners called “Hard Things To Talk About” pairs innovative and surprising food, performances, speakers […]


So I finished the Last Dragonslayer by Jasper Fforde, and I’m continuing on with the next book in the series. (And yes, I snatched that one from the ChickieNob, too.  Who needs it more?  I do!) One of the big themes in the book is destiny.  We get a feeling that we’re supposed to do […]

563rd Friday Blog Roundup

I’m locking my door earlier this week when I see something brown near my hand.  I pull back and discover that it is an enormous cricket, hanging out above the door knob, just waiting to kill me. Yes, the cricket was thinking murderous thoughts. I looked up and down the street, but no one was […]

The Focus of Tears

Yesterday was Yom Kippur, so I took a digital fast.  I love Yom Kippur, especially the Kol Nidre service at night.  I always cry when our rabbi sings the opening prayer because you hear his entire heart being sung into the words. So it was fitting that on Yom Kippur Day, he began his sermon […]

Missing Someone Who Was Never There

I’m reading Jasper Fforde’s The Last Dragonslayer.  It’s the ChickieNob’s book, but she left it on my bed.  I had been reading Judy Blume’s new book, and I got to the first plane crash and I was done.  DONE.  Done with a capital D.  I closed the book and decided not to torture myself.  I’m […]

#MicroblogMondays 56: Would You Go?

Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too. I’m working my way through a backlog of Note to Self episodes, and there was a particularly interesting one on space travel and specifically space tourism such as Virgin Galactic.  While we may not get […]


I am reading Ready Player One and having a very visceral reaction to the story.  On one hand, it is making me so sad.  Like so so so sad.  Like deeply, unspeakably sad.  I know what you’re thinking right now.  You’re wondering why I don’t put the book down.  I mean, who would keep reading […]

562nd Friday Blog Roundup

I’m not really ready to graduate from Hogwarts. I mean, overall, I’m not a big fan of change. I don’t mind something becoming more, but I’m not really into things becoming different. So Rowling announcing that Pottermore will be completely overhauled and that Hogwarts is essentially disappearing makes me somewhat depressed. I spent a lot […]

A Complicated Question with a Complicated Answer

I started listening to a new podcast, Note to Self, which is produced by WNYC and hosted by Manoush Zomorodi.  It’s about the Internet.  It’s nice to hear a fellow Internet naval gazer talk about the way we comport ourselves online.  Sometimes, I pretend Manoush and I are just chatting in the car; two girls, […]

The Fluidity of the Present

The third question (which I almost forgot to post because I’m that distracted — Look!  Shiny thing!  Where?), which loops back around to the first question and ties in the second question, is about shifting reality.  We know that our memories change over time.  We forget details or our brains change details, and the memories […]

#MicroblogMondays 55: Holy Days

Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too. Today is Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year, so I likely won’t be online.  I wrote this ahead of time so everyone else could meet up because I love this weekly gathering so much.  But […]

Truman Photo Shoot

In honour of My Pathway to Motherhood’s daughter, Butterfly, I asked Truman if he would participate in a photo shoot. He barely agreed. He gave me his look that the ChickieNob calls “annoyed lawyer.” But he reluctantly allowed me to snap a few pictures after I turned the sound off on the phone. Look at […]

561st Friday Blog Roundup

It’s impossible to get to this date and not comment on its significance, even though I have nothing new to say. There are certain dates that beg everyone to speak up; that tug on you until you do. This is one of them. It demands that you sit with it, think about it, remember it. […]

Distractible Me

I was listening to the podcast Note to Self and the guest quoted an interesting statistic: it takes on average 23 minutes to ramp back up to full productivity when we’ve been distracted from a task. I Googled the stat, and then realized the study itself was linked to on the podcast page. (That’s what […]

The Lowercase Version of Okay

I wasn’t going to see the film version of the Fault in Our Stars.  I liked the book a lot, and I didn’t think the film version would add to the story.  But I was at the library, trying to grab a DVD, and it was the first title my eyes recognized.  So I brought […]

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