fortune

fortune

I’ve had two friends on TV shows get blessed in a big way. One friend was on “Ellen.” She was nominated for a segment and was given a nice chunk of cash. Another friend was on “Wheel of Fortune.” He competed, figured out the final puzzle and also won a nice chunk of cash. I’ve…

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instant pot

instant pot

I finally caved and got an Instant Pot (IP). I resisted on Black Friday but after reading up on how to make the two things I use my crockpot for (beans and bone broth) in the IP, I went for it on Cyber Monday and chose the mini version of the IP. It’s about the…

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Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday

Today only Facebook is waiving fees on nonprofit fundraisers. Better yet, the Gates Foundation is matching every donation, which means your donation will be doubled. That’s a 100% return on investment! Not a bad deal at all. It’s like they’re giving money away. Here’s two good candidates. Destiny’s nonprofit is for a computer center in…

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sheep

sheep

On Twitter I followed a few media folks, writers for publications or similar, thinking I would get some insights on topics that wouldn’t be published in articles. Turns out I learned that some of them are incredibly mean, judgmental, and self-righteous. Perhaps I’m hypocritical for saying so, because I often find that the thing I…

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insurance

insurance

It’s not a glamorous topic. I don’t even want to talk about it. But I have to pick a plan for next year. I was very glad to have health insurance available when before I wasn’t able to get coverage. I got great coverage and a decent premium. Every year since then the premiums went…

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a good laugh

a good laugh

Laughing is really important to life. If it didn’t exist, maybe mankind wouldn’t exist. If nothing could make you laugh then maybe life wouldn’t be tolerable. Happiness and joy are really important, but could you be happy and joyful and not laugh? Probably not. I like seeing people so happy that they start laughing and…

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secondhand learning

secondhand learning

I remember chatting with someone about a topic. Yes, I’m going to be vague on the someone and topic. Let’s call this someone “someone” and use the “he” pronoun, which isn’t meant to be discriminatory in any way. Anyway, we chat and someone asks me about something and refers me some links about this topic.…

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traveling

traveling

Travel: it sounds so fun. You go to exotic places, eat delicious food, see something new. But in reality: travel is tiring. There’s lots of waiting in lines, at airports, at wherever you go. Jet lag is so real. And tummies can get upset. Weather can be different than your wardrobe. And also in reality:…

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all poetry books on sale (Kindle)

all poetry books on sale (Kindle)

All three of my poetry books are on sale for the next week! Kindle format only, $0.99 each. Click on the links and choose the Kindle format. Enjoy.    

crying

crying

Growing up I thought crying was a bad thing, because it indicated grief or hurt. And it usually does. And for most of my life it usually was the reason to cry. I also thought crying was for babies. Did I cry much as a teenager? I don’t remember, but I do remember being angsty…

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