(Belated) reflections on the year 2015: last year in review

Since Mercury is retrograde and all that, I’m playing catch-up, and I’m painfully aware that is there a lot of catch-up to play. This post is fashionably embarrassingly late, but hey–better late than never, and stuff. Last year was kind of a continuation of 2014, in some ways.  And in other ways, it wasn’t. I … More (Belated) reflections on the year 2015: last year in review

No one knew me

The title of this post comes from a phrase buried deep in the lyrics of “Mad World” as covered by Gary Jules, which perfectly illustrate that isolated, alien feeling I have known for most of my life. I’m embarrassed to say that I actually had an idea for a blog post that would have been … More No one knew me

These days were brought to you by the letters P, T, S, and D

I meant to write about this before, but, well, there have been limitations keeping me from blogging lately.  One is Pubmed and its treasure trove of fascinations.  The other is the fact that although I can get to the New Post screen from my outdated-and-stubbornly-update-refused Safari browser, I can’t actually type in the text box … More These days were brought to you by the letters P, T, S, and D

The Bucket List

When making New Year’s resolutions, especially as a Texan, it’s easy to Think Big and potentially bite off more than you can chew in one year.  It’s also easy to forget just how quickly a single year can pass; poof!–it’s gone before you know it.  But making those resolutions really gets one thinking…about life in … More The Bucket List

Playlist: 2013

I’ve been looking forward to writing this post since, oh, about April, and let’s just say that it only got better from there.  This year’s musical representation reflected the richness and the extremes of my experience(s) of the year in general.  This year also covered nearly every genre, although not all will be represented in … More Playlist: 2013

Callin’ Baton Rouge

I’m Cajun.  Well, a quarter Cajun, though I’d like to think it’s a dominant gene. However, I did not grow up in Cajun Country and in fact, it’s been a remarkably long time since I’ve been there.  My mother’s side of the family is all still there (the elder ones, anyway; like anywhere else, the … More Callin’ Baton Rouge

Being still…

After reading this well-written and eye-opening post about social media addiction and why the constant feeding of our personalities and lives into a 2-dimensional, 140-character-limited soundbitten meme may not be the best thing for our mind-body, our authentic inter-connectivity with the real live people in our lives, or indeed our very lives themselves, it got … More Being still…

Top 10+ things I wouldn’t miss about massage therapy school clients

Today marks 10 full years since I got fired from my last cocktail waitressing job.  As I have explained before, it was actually a favor in disguise, not that either party (they or I) knew it at the time. Although I went on to have one more W-2 employee-based job after that (for a semi-major … More Top 10+ things I wouldn’t miss about massage therapy school clients