Pokemon, where have you gone to? – Part 2

If you find yourself at a dead stop behind a non-moving vehicle in the middle of parking lot, there's a good chance the operator of the vehicle is playing Pokemon Go. This happened to me and my son the other day. The woman was staring down into her lap, obviously trying to hide something, her … Continue reading Pokemon, where have you gone to? – Part 2

My Adventures in Pokemon Go – Part 1

"Mom, slow down. I need to get some progress on my egg." No, we're not farmers. These are the words of my son when we're playing Pokemon Go. Okay, and we're cheating. Just a little. We're in our car and we should be walking or biking. You see if you move too fast, your egg … Continue reading My Adventures in Pokemon Go – Part 1

Life Coach, Anyone?

Have you ever felt that you needed a life coach? Not someone to help with the fancy decisions in life, but the day-to-day tasks such as eating, getting dressed, organizing your to-do list. Your life coach would sit by you, patient, forgiving, non-judging. S/he/it would watch you closely, let you make choices first. As it watched, … Continue reading Life Coach, Anyone?

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She turned her wheel looking at me in my rearview mirror. What did she expect me to do? Who made eye contact for Christ’s sake? Doesn’t eye contact mean anything to anyone any more? Bitch. My hands shook while I poured my coffee. Fucking bitch. I burnt my toast. My stomach grumbled. Fucking, self-serving bitch. Did she … Continue reading confessional.com

What the World Needs Now is Phenomenal Customer Service

What the world needs now is phenomenal customer service. Of course, this implies we have customer service to begin with. Scratch that. What the World Needs Now is ANY Customer Service. With the increase of personal debt, the need has never been greater. Recently, I helped my mother with her creditors in a proactive effort to … Continue reading What the World Needs Now is Phenomenal Customer Service

Connecting Moments and Neurons in the Digital Age

Recently, I listened to an interview on NPR called, "How To Stay Afloat In Your Infinite Stream Of Photos." If you feel buried in photos like I do, you may find these tips useful: Thoughtfulness. When "making" photos, be thoughtful and mindful. Notice how I did not say "taking." We make photos: we see the … Continue reading Connecting Moments and Neurons in the Digital Age

What the Wi-Fi Do You Know, Huh?

Recently, my mother visited and told me she was ready to have a smart phone. I explained that if you have a smart phone, you need a data plan for your data streaming needs. Otherwise, the alternative is Wi-Fi. With Wi-Fi you're covered and don't need to worry about your data plan. She nodded in … Continue reading What the Wi-Fi Do You Know, Huh?