Wear Your Damned Seat Belt

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“Just because you are seeing divine light, experiencing waves of bliss, or conversing with Gods and Goddesses is no reason to not know your zip code.” Ram Dass

There’s a collective of women, some I know, many I don’t, who say they are rising. They…


I cried this morning. I was thinking about Quantum Wave Function and the indeterminacy principal. I know where I am but have no idea where I’m going. Or where I’m going but haven’t the foggiest idea of who I am. For now, just call me Ishmael. I’ve been thinking about…


If you are what you read that explains my life as I swim through my days, the color, the conversation, the surprises. I have been reading a lot of Pynchon.

“That’s my favorite Thai restaurant,” Bill said on our way back from drinks at the Mai Tai bar at the…


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This article was updated on January 7, 2021.

According to the MIT Technology Review, the definition of Super Spreader is: “a generic term for an unusually contagious individual who’s been infected with disease.” …


It’s a Privilege to NOT Believe in Science

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Here is the Cambridge Dictionary’s definition of privilege:

  1. A social advantage or authority possessed by a particular person or group
  2. A right or advantage that only a small number of people have
  3. An advantage that only one person or group of people…


I’ve been shamed for wearing a mask. Okay, people haven’t called me out, on the street, “Hey you! You’re a loser. You’re afraid!!!” But, when I scroll through my feed on Instagram or Facebook, I see too many posts accusing people who choose to wear masks of doing it because…


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“Let me get that double D tag on your bra for you,” the woman sitting behind me in the auditorium said.

I was wearing a shirt that was cut deep in the back and the top of my bra strap was visible. …


6 Steps to Loving Yourself & Losing Weight.

It was Albert Einstein who said that insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, expecting a different result.

That was me losing and gaining, losing and gaining, losing and gaining the same 10–30 pounds year after year, ever since high school. You name the diet, I’ve been…


Or Maybe Her Priorities (and Yours) Have Shifted.

“I’d love to do that, but I don’t have the time.” This is a lie we tell ourselves according to Steve Chandler in his book 37 Ways to Boost Your Coaching Practice.

As I read this quote, I thought of the coffee…

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