Adulting, Ideas and Musings

The American Dream?

We are living, in some ways, the worst of times, and in some ways the best. I’m speaking of the United States seemingly intent on destroying itself out of fear, frustration, and the need to be right. I could talk more about that, but there is something else to think about. Something that’s been plaguing us even before the virus.…

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Ideas and Musings

Capitalism – Changing the Game

I’ve been seeing a lot of signs and posts opposing Capitalism. And, I think a lot of it is valid. In the effort to win the Game of Capitalism, many cruelties and miseries have been inflicted on those less fortunate. What’s even harder is that we have no choice but to play the game. It’s not like we buy tickets…

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Adulting, Ideas and Musings

Fuzzy Safety

Wednesday afternoon I was on a Zoom Open House with the Harold Remis Film School. This is a comedy film school attached to The Second City in Chicago and I’m trying to figure out what to do next. During the question and answer session, someone, who was in the middle of a gender transition, asked about safety. The question made…

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Adulting, Ideas and Musings

Why We Don’t Wear Our Masks

“…And these children that you spit on as they try to change their worlds are immune to your consultations. They’re quite aware of what they’re going through…” – David Bowie Every day I get on Crackbook to try and feel connected, and there are hundreds of posts admonishing us to wear our masks, to stay home, and to keep our…

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Adulting, Ideas and Musings

The Hijab and the Bikini

A line of young men lay prone in the tall grass. A couple of them have binoculars into which they peer intently. One of the young men looks behind them carefully before trying to take the binoculars away from the guy beside him. All of their attention is focused on the group gathered on the beach below. No, this isn’t…

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Ideas and Musings, My Noodle

Karin in Virtual Reality

I love the beach. I love the waves coming in. The birds trolling for food. People walking. Baby turtles achieving their first challenge by making it from the nest to the ocean. It’s not just the beach. I love water, moving water. Rivers, streams, waterfalls, even fountains. I find moving water very soothing. I think it has to do with…

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