Monthly Archives: July 2013

Earworm Wednesday – 7/31/2013

Foster the People, “Helena Beat”

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Blogging and voice

An interesting meditation for me today. My blog is very eclectic, and I wonder how consistent my voice is.

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I wonder how many of us take a conscious decision to become the people we are and how many of us just come to be as we wander through life.

Each human being is already complex. Put one human being in touch with another and you have an even more complex set of possibilities of interaction. When you think about it, only part of that interaction is communication, only part of communication writing, only part of writing blogging and just a small part of that voice.

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Birthday Reflections

No, it’s not my birthday, but I felt compelled to share this.

He was obviously at least twenty years older than she was. He was also ignoring her as she texted away, seemingly oblivious to my stares. Why was she with him?

They got into a Mercedes. I know I shouldn’t speculate but I have known many clients, often more female than male, who are attracted to people with money or power. I have a hard time getting my head around such a desire but I know it exists and is doing quite well.

If there is any moral lesson to The Wedding Singer it’s that you should do what you love, rock that mullet, and damn the money. Corporate sellouts with feathered hair and a taste for Heineken will ultimately lose the girl to the hobo guitar player and his pure love.

It can happen. Some people love musicians. I’m fairly certain, however, and I’m not really going out on a…

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Tuesday musings – 7/30/2013

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” — President Barack Obama

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Magnanimous Monday – 7/29/2013

This video helps me keep perspective and remember we all have our battles to fight.

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Sappy Cat Blogging – 7/26/2013

“The name that no human research can discover–
But THE CAT HIMSELF KNOWS, and will never confess.
When you notice a cat in profound meditation,
The reason, I tell you, is always the same:
His mind is engaged in a rapt contemplation
Of the thought, of the thought, of the thought of his name:
His ineffable effable
Effanineffable
Deep and inscrutable singular Name.”
T.S. Eliot, Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats

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Transcendental Thursday – 7/25/2013

All that matters is how you feel inside.

Spotted in the senior apartment complex where one of my clients lives.

Spotted in the senior apartment complex where one of my clients lives.

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Earworm Wednesday – 7/24/2013

Arctic Monkeys, “Do I Wanna Know”

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Meditation on Work-Life Balance

Disclaimer: I realize that creating and maintaining a work-life balance is a “First World problem” and that many people in the United States and worldwide are struggling just to survive. Preacher, choir.

I’m enjoying my more relaxed summer schedule. I’m making enough money to cover basic needs, and I have time to do freelance work, go to the gym, swim in my apartment complex’s pool, and see and talk to friends and family. Now I’ve been asked to take on a new home care client, and I’m trying to decide what I should do.

Pro: I could use the money.

Con: Working too many hours is part of the reason I started feeling burned out and stressed. I managed to sabotage a potential relationship and play havoc with my mental health.

Pro: I’ve developed a reputation for being reliable and coming through in the clutch.

Con: I start my new job soon and need time for that.

Pro: Sometimes during my free time, I feel at loose ends.

Con: I may decide to return to school in the not-too-distant future.

Con: I can’t work with this client every day anyway because of my other clients. Many seniors dislike change and like to have the same person or few people there all the time.

I’m procrastinating making a decision by writing this blog post, going to lunch with one of my best friends, and going to the gym.

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Tuesday musings – 7/23/2013

“You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.” — Ray Bradbury

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