I was talking to my therapist last week about the sort of person I want to be. “Assertive rather than aggressive, with compassion toward other people.” And he noted that the big difference between being assertive and aggressive is emotion. That caring less about outcomes on a personal level will help me stay more in […]
Went to see the “last” Star Wars movie last night. I was expecting to be disappointed on the level of 11-year-old me on seeing Return of the Jedi. (It had some great space battles and a great Final Confrontation, but there were so many ham-handed elements that were less good than what my imagination could […]
The Schell variant of the traditional Lain family Christmas Eve spaghetti sauce is heavy on the vegetables. The only meat is the New York style meatballs. As with all good traditions it takes the preexisting thing and adapts it to a new time and place.
Why can’t I stop wondering how Pete Buttigieg pronounces the word “gif”?
Fatburgs can form on both sides of the Atlantic.
The local public radio person came by and brought goodies, but also the news that they could move our spot to the middle of This American Life. I love being a supporter of the show, but it’s always irked me that our spot runs at the top when I often miss it (the show at […]
Facebook replacement for posting about my life. Place to put private journaling that I can access from anywhere but no one else can see. Place to put private notes and ideas that don’t need to be formatted nicely (partial Google Doc replacement). A place online that belongs to me, not a big corporation. Place to […]