Yesterday, two days after Valentine's Day, I walked when the weather had warmed. The usual - past the site of the future Magpie Cafe - and lo, the birds had begun nesting behavior - repairing winter damage, preening and posing, chatting, and yes - kissing. Call me crazy for asking, but how do they know? The … Continue reading The Magpie Cafe, part II
The Magpie Cafe is a dream. Ever since I began working in the restaurant industry some fifty years ago - I've imagined having a cafe that integrated where I lived with that which I love. Mostly, of all things - I love people and conversation, good food and spirits, music, wood and wild country. So … Continue reading The Magpie Cafe
What is the truth? My Psych-girl (a third wave behaviorist, clinical Psychologist) is skeptical, not only of "the truth", but especially of my assertion that I've a handle on it. Who decides You sure can't trust the old standard bearers, if you ever could? And now, there's the new media (of which WordPress.com is part) … Continue reading The truth will set you free, or weaponized lying?
Inspiration The first formation of this thought, for me, was when I went back to college in the summer of 1994. I was forty-three (43) at the time and returning to "higher education" was a scary thought that turned into action. It (writing is thinking) was an assignment by my E102 (English, the research paper) … Continue reading Writing is thinking, part II
Our culture and technology (derived from our brain power) and by working cooperatively, now allows a healthy person, if they desire, to live alone, or solo. There are advantages and disadvantages. Assuming the good health prerequisite, there are other considerations concerning location, work, shelter, food, housekeeping, and social contact. How to do it Ideally (A basic … Continue reading Living solo, part II
Living solo (by myself), independently, without having to consult or consider anyone else, an other, is a lifestyle I prefer, now. It wasn't always that way and is not something I condone over one's lifespan. In fact (in practice) for the first twenty years of my adult life (age 21 to 41) I was married, … Continue reading Living solo