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by Redefine22

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November 05, 2018

Election Eve

I’m anxiously awaiting tomorrow’s midterm elections with bated breath. I know the polls look good for a Democratic takeover of the House, but how wrong were the polls two years ago? God help us a...


November 04, 2018

Sinusy

One of the joys of living here in the Mohawk Valley of upstate New York is the ever-present knowledge that my sinuses are alive and well. While taking a first-aid class long ago, my Red Cross ins...


June 03, 2018

The Other

I just finished the book of that name by David Guterson, and it’s main theme is resonating with me. What is the more noble path in life- to accept the hypocrisy, compromise, and lies we all tell...


It is both scary and mind-boggling that we are living in a time where a professional sports league is forcing its players and personnel to stand for the national anthem. And even MORE scarier and...


May 18, 2018

Sickness

There is a sickness in the American soul, and it is growing. Another school shooting , and we hear all the same tired arguments from the same tired politicians on both sides of the aisle. We’re s...


May 05, 2018

Windblown

Where else but Upstate NY can you be in a snow advisory one week and a tornado watch the next? Winter morphed into Summer while completely bypassing Spring- and now the windstorm is bringing ba...


April 22, 2018

Inertia

“An object at rest stays at rest and an object in motion stays in motion....” That basic law of nature certainly applies to me. If I don’t make a conscious effort to keep moving and stay motiv...


It’s a basic conundrum of life that continually confounds me- Why do people make choices NOT in their best interest so readily and with such frequency? There was a book about this out not too lo...


April 20, 2018

So Far, So Good

At this point, the conscious and serious effort I’m making to harness my emotions seems to be working. I’m finding myself much more calm and balanced. Even tonite, with another encounter with a c...


April 19, 2018

The Snake at the Door

I had a really weird dream last night. I was frantically holding the front door tight and trying to keep a monstrous green snake from pushing its way into the kitchen. The kitchen was set up the ...


April 18, 2018

HERE & NOW

One of my biggest challenges is keeping myself in the here and now. My mind has a tendency to drift back in time- reliving both missed opportunities and the events that have caused me pain and sa...


April 17, 2018

Serenity Now

I’m making a serious effort to keep my emotions at a distance. My life-long tendency has always been to lead with my heart. As much of a neurotic as I can be, my heart has been in control of my d...


April 15, 2018

A Reminder

I needed a day like today. I needed to be reminded just how important I am to the people in my life. My sister called this afternoon and asked if I would meet her and Ty at school. He’s struggli...


April 15, 2018

Fortune Cookie Wisdom

“Emotions hide the true self.” I was a bit taken aback when I read those prescient words last night. That’s EXACTLY what I’ve been trying to work on lately- to calm the emotional storm in...


April 13, 2018

Regret

Regret is insidious. Regret is relentless. Regret will latch it’s inky poison into your every synapse until the only words your brain can form are “If only”. Regret knows no logic. Regret will ...


April 13, 2018

Storm Clouds

I woke up from a dream today in which a much, much younger me had just let out a primal scream of pure anger ,and then proceeded to throw three sets of car keys at my mother and then rush her an...


April 11, 2018

Thru The Looking Glass

We are most definitely in alternate universe mode when Nicole Wallace of MSNBC holds up her time in the Bush Administration as a paragon of competence and sound judgement when attempting to desc...


April 11, 2018

Solid Ground

After a year of being lost in a maze of reverie and what-ifs, I feel like I’m finding my footing again. It feels good to have both feet firmly planted in the real world. I’m a classic INFP perso...


April 09, 2018

Waiting For The Sun

I’m patiently awaiting some semblance of Spring to arrive. Thank God I had a 10 day respite in Florida- otherwise this never-ending winter would have me on the verge of madness. The winters are g...


April 08, 2018

Flashpoint

I lost my temper tonight. My babygirl cut her finger and I assumed her dunderhead husband wasn’t being as attentive as needed, as he is clinically oblivious by and large. My ownership instincts ...


April 07, 2018

Peeling The Onion

How much of what we do is truly the result of “free will’? We all are a Rubik’s Cube of wants and needs- wants and needs that formulate in a petri dish stew of familial relationships, social nor...


April 07, 2018

Breathing Room

I’m beginning to feel like I can breathe a little bit again. The past year or so has been a rollercoaster and a swirl of emotions. I didn’t fully understand how weighed down by all of it I’ve be...


The frustration and anger get me nowhere. The obsession with what “should be” and the constant wondering why people do (and don’t do) the things they do just leads to unhappiness. Common Sense....


April 05, 2018

New Beginnings

I’ve journaled for the past few years on a pretty consistent basis- I hit the wall with that over the course of the past year, and I think my mental health has suffered as a result. I’m excited t...


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