Category Archives: Random thoughts

‘Yeah… feisty with LOVE, Mom!’

Overheard in my house: Just found out that my 70+ y.o. mother hasn’t been to the gyno in “so many years.” (!) The topic came up because she mentioned a friend who unfortunately has been diagnosed with Stage IV ovarian … Continue reading

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Fire hazard safety reminder!!

Do you practice basic fire safety? Do you have an escape plan and “go bag” with insurance and overnight essentials if you need to leave your home suddenly? Is your renters or homeowners insurance policy current? I was awakened this … Continue reading

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Rightwing “pro-Israel” advocates mostly are not, actually.

[Post in progress… this is a placeholder because I need to develop this further when I get a chance, but it’s worth including this iceberg-tip here.] It’s essential to stay constantly aware that “pro Israel” right-wing U.S. policies have NOTHING … Continue reading

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The Bride of Frankenstein is a proto feminist icon

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Last night, I watched the final scene of Bride of Frankenstein. Can you believe the Bride only appears in the final 5 minutes? Within mere minutes, Elsa Lanchester created an indelible character — literally an instant worldwide icon. … Continue reading

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That word: I do not think it means what you think it means

Awww, bless this restaurant PR/menu writer’s heart: “The dining area has a quaint speakeasy vibe that host a small window, allowing guests an opportunity to peek into the kitchen to see Executive Chef [X] work his culinary magistry.” There are … Continue reading

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Reminder to take breaks

Friday got to be maybe a little too much. I have a high tolerance, but I’m starting to feel where the edge of maxing out begins. I needed to take a news break for some art and friends time. I’ll … Continue reading

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Less on-the-job training, more like on-your-shoulders

The Chronicle of Higher Education, obviously not an impartial source, released a very interesting op-ed recently: In short, that more companies are expecting colleges and universities to graduate job-ready workers with certain career skills. Students (and probably more keenly, parents) … Continue reading

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