Americans like to enjoy our freedoms. It's one of the things that sets us apart from the rest of the world. But what if it isn't so great? What if some of us feel like America is a game of dodge ball, and we are loosing? All these freedoms we love so much...providing allowances for … Continue reading Democrazy
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.comFor a long time, I've said that any job you can do from home is worth twice what you get paid to do it. Let me explain. Get out a pen & paper and total this up: How much do you spend on gas, car payments, car insurance, car maintenance, work … Continue reading Why I quit my job
Before now, I didn’t fully buy into the whole “take down the patriarchy” thing. I thought it was a little overblown. That is, until I started learning how modern womanhood burdens got started. Did you know Lysol was first marketed as a douche?! Yes, I call them burdens. I know this is a matter of opinion. … Continue reading Someone get me a mug
This is the year I started substitute teaching. I hadn't participated in a public school classroom since 1997. That's 21 years. When I was a senior in high school, we took one class on typing on a computer keyboard attached with a cord to a large hard drive (yes, without looking), and another class on … Continue reading Have you been in a classroom lately?
Grey hair acts like we should have been acting all along. Only it forces us into it. Grey hair is tough and does what it was made to do. It doesn't pretend to be what it's not.
I love winter. I mean, I really really like late fall. But that's just a tease for WINTER. I've been thinking lately about why that is. Summer is life. I don't need to know that message. It's shoved down our throats. But Fall - Winter - Spring is a cycle if dieing, death, then rebirth. It's … Continue reading Reasons to love winter
I love back-to-school. Fresh pencils. Fresh notebooks. Fresh possibilities. I feel the same about a new year. In the US, it is the time we are encouraged to change things up. Cut things out that weren't working. Quit. Start. New plan. New schedule. We are encouraged to make new, better choices. Anything can happen. We … Continue reading back-to-school
I've been using natural deodorant for 2 years. 2 smelly, frustrating, and fascinating years. Some of you may remember my experiment 2 summers ago. But I didn't stop there. Because...every morning I had to put something on and suffer, I mean live out, the consequences. The main thing I learned: My original experiment was too … Continue reading 2 years with Natural Deodorant, and what I’ve learned
I've been thinking on this for a while: Submissive. is not. weak. Strong can be submissive. And yet, I'm really concerned with being weak. Growing up, I was taught that we had to be strong. Strong to protect ourselves from others. Strong in order to manipulate others. Strong in order to get what you want … Continue reading Submissive is not weak
December 2, 2011 was the 40th anniversary of the formation of the UAE (United Arab Emirates). Things you need to know: this country is only 40 years old. It formed from seven tribal states into one super rich country sitting on loads of oil. The guy who united them all is very impressive (late UAE … Continue reading My first foreign National Day