Category Archives: Random Stacks

Shit that is random.

22 Years & Counting

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I met Michael on the Internet. That should tell you where I spent a lot of my free time. I was working on websites, and all of the code was beginning to blur. I had installed the most recent ICQ version earlier that day, so I decided to take a break from the HTML and check out some of the… Read more »

time is fleeting

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the powder blankets the hillside the full moon casts a glitterling light over each snowflake through the night a single wolf pierces the silence sending an eerie call out to his lost pack a mournful, lonely cry his shadow rises above the countryside and then quietly disappears leaving only his tracks in the snow and the memory of his sad… Read more »

THEN

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We need to take an in-depth look at our past. It never was the “good old days,” we just want to have that freedom and joy that we encountered when we were younger, and life seemed more manageable. The 1950s has been recast in the popular imagination as a bland, balmy era of simplicity and innocence—of sock hops and going… Read more »

NOW

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Life is Short But Wide

If nothing else, 2020 is showing us that life is short and only getting shorter, and there is no time like the present. When I look back on my past and think how much time I wasted on nothing, how much time has been lost in futilities, errors, laziness, incapacity to live; how little I appreciated it, how many times… Read more »

Painting a Picture

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I am trying to see the good side of the human species right now. It isn’t going very well. I’ve written and re-written the same paragraph over and over, so I will come back to the thoughts later. For now, here is a pretty picture that describes how I am feeling.

Bigger Questions

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When I was a child, I would ask my mom questions. What happens when we die? What religion are “we”? And other topics that a 6-year-old shouldn’t be tackling. Mamma would give me her answer, and when I would disagree or explain how I didn’t think that the explanation right or more WHY questions, she never got angry that I… Read more »

Foods

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First, don’t try to shrink yourself down to a weight that others find appropriate. I had gastric bypass in 2011, and I got down to 130, and I felt awful. I’d lost just over 200 pounds in 13 months, and then I gained 60 back. I’ve been at 189-195 since 2015ish. I feel better, and my general health is better,… Read more »

Good Enough

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You don’t need anyone’s affection or approval to be good enough. When someone rejects or abandons or judges you, it isn’t actually about you. It’s about insecurities, limitations, and needs, and you don’t have to internalize that. Your worth isn’t contingent upon other people’s acceptance of you—it’s something inherent.” ~Danielle Koepke You determine your worth. Don’t let others do this… Read more »

Be Kind

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I know now I can get started and take one step at a time. It’s OK that everything doesn’t pour out of me perfectly on the first draft. I’m ready to access and acknowledge my own experiences more openly than before. – Unknown I am reminding myself that small steps forward are still in the right direction. We cannot escape… Read more »

Self-Care Sunday – Pause

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When others seem agitated with you take a moment before you internalize it. Is this about you, or is this something else? A feeling of theirs that they are getting to express but not AT you. An emotion or event that they are working through and you happen to be present. If you can not see what you’ve done or… Read more »