Some Days, You Just Make the Best of It

Yesterday was rough. I am very much a realist + opportunist + moderate optimist (meaning I believe in speaking power into my own life as well as into the lives of others while being very mindful of what is actually happening). Like I say, while working from home as a parent means it is always bring your kid to work day, working from home is often romanticized…and even if it isn’t your kid causing shit (because it isn’t always the kid), some days just suck. So, some days you just make the fucking best of it.

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Former Phone Sex Worker Partially Vindicated After Dismissal from Indiana Army National Guard / VISTA

So, here’s a legal news story you’re hearing or reading little about…unless you purposefully look for it, anyway. Imagine this: you’re a volunteer for VISTA and you’re working with the Indiana Army National Guard. And I love me some Army National Guard people. But, remember, you’re a volunteer. You’re not getting paid for your services.

This post was updated on January 8, 2020 around 3:50 pm CST at the request of Amy Hrnishfeger to correct specific factual issues listed in bold below.

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Why “Making Time to Write” Is a Bullshit Excuse (And You Know I’m Right!)

Just a little while ago I attempted (keyword) to finish an article published in a magazine about writing. The title had something to do with saying yes to yourself as a writer. And the author lauded on and on about…well, frankly, I couldn’t tell you. She talked about getting lost on social media. She talked about savings quotes on Google Drive. She talked about hearing from another writer that they get up at 5 am to make time to write. Having been an exemplary member of the 5 am Club for a long time, I understand finding quiet time. With that, I have no argument.

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Have You Read ‘1984’ Lately?

Okay, so a little disclaimer. This really isn’t related to the administration currently in office. For future reference, this post was initially drafted in January 2019. I’m only about 45% through the book. So, I won’t make observations past that point. And that’s all this post is…a list of observations and how they appear to correlate to our current time in life. If you’ve never … Continue reading Have You Read ‘1984’ Lately?