Adulting, Ideas and Musings

Delusions of Goodness

Hidden Violence. Violence that might not seem like violence. Violence that might seem righteous. I’ve been thinking about this a lot. Okay, I’ve been obsessed with it, mainly because I’ve seen so much of it. Interesting Times There is an old Chinese curse, “May you live in interesting times.” I think that applies to the reality of today. We have…

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Ideas and Musings

My Love and Hate of Makeup

“You would look so much better if you’d wear lipstick, Karin,” said yet another fellow acting student. Grumble, grumble. Why is everyone trying to get me to wear lipstick? Makeup? A hairstyle that reflects my actual age? I Love Makeup I’ve always loved makeup. I especially love the palettes of eye shadows. When I was younger, I would go to…

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I Remember...., Ideas and Musings

Magic!

“Children see magic because they look for it.” -Christopher Moore, Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal. I remember the first time I performed magic. My mom, brothers and I were on our way back from Dover Minnesota where we’d been visiting my mom’s best friend and her kids. We switched off, this year we went to them,…

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Ideas and Musings

The Good of Humanity

I find myself obsessively musing about the nature of humankind. Asking myself questions that have been asked for millennia. Are humans naturally good? Or are they evil? Or somewhere in between? And how can I be sure? How can I be confident that what I think is at least somewhere in the vicinity of the truth? I’m pretty sure I…

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Adulting, Ideas and Musings

All Black – The Small Print

“I like wearing all black. Wearing all black looks rich.” Said “Jill”, a student in one of the improv classes I was taking. Over the course of 8 weeks, other students in the class tried to interest Jill in other colors or patterns. I’d often hear: “You would so pretty in mauve!” “I can see you wearing a checked red,…

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Harley Men – Karin’s Favorite Songs V2

“Get your motor runnin’ HEAD OUT ON THE HIGHWAY!” Yeah, it’s “Born to be Wild” and it’s one of today’s songs for your listening pleasure. Today’s songs all have to do with men. Not just any men, Harley men. And not just Harley men, each of them at one time was Karin’s man. So, let’s tell some stories. As usual,…

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I Remember…The Weirdest Night

I haven’t dated in a long time. But that’s for another post. Back in the day, I was a wild one. I tended to take what I wanted without regard for anyone’s feelings, including my own. This story is part of the reason I haven’t been dating. There are some things in life that can really affect a person, and…

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Karin’s Favorite Songs V1

I love different songs, and for a lot of different reasons. Each one that I love either reminds me of someone, makes me think of something, makes me feel something, or was in a movie or TV show that made me think of or feel something.  I thought I’d share some of them with you! And to encourage you to…

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General

Social Media Rules (my rules)

“Our social tools are not an improvement to modern society; they are a challenge to it.” ― Clay Shirky I’ve started looking at my Crackbook feed again. It’s a cycle for me. I look at the feed. Then, someone PISSES ME OFF! Then I say fuck it, it’s all a bunch of crap! I ignore the feed for a while,…

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My Noodle

Rage and Helplessness

“It is a very terrible thing to be far smaller than one’s rage.” ― Frances Hardinge, Fly by Night They all need to be punished! A wet noodle for everyone! Including ME! I’ve pretty much lost control of my mind. The same thoughts go around and around and around. I’m going mad. Or madder than I’ve always been. I’m Angry…

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