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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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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Adulting, Ideas and Musings

Can’t You Just Help Me?

“I just need a website. An easy one! You’re my friend! Why can’t you just help me?” Okay, so I’m still taking that NLP class, it’s still annoying me, and I just found another piece of evidence that explains some of the reasons why friends often demand actual work from each other. In the video, he said that you can…

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Adulting, Ideas and Musings

I’ve Got the Power!

I glanced at the message from Tom and saw that it was time sensitive. I was giving an update to my boss Brad and since he was standing over my shoulder, I did the courtesy of letting Tom know that Brad was with me. “Oh BTW, Brad’s with me.” “Brad’s there? What’s he doing there?” “He’s just getting my status.”…

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Adulting, Ideas and Musings

The Rules of Taken Men

There I was, face to face with a woman who was currently dating a man I used to date. He was staring at us like violence was going to erupt at any moment and that if it did, it would be the best present he’d ever received. Phil was a singer songwriter I’d dated for a few months. Neither one…

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Adulting, Ideas and Musings

The Ethics of Chowing Down

I’m a meat-eater, and I’m a reader. I’m not a reader of social media posts so much. I read books. A lot of books. Besides chocolate, it’s my drug of choice. So, there I am, minding my own business, reading “Evil: The Science Behind Humanity’s Dark Side” by Julia Shaw, when I find myself flying into a minor rage. Meat-eater…

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