My Dirty Little Secret

We all have secrets. We do, right? If you don't, well, just move on, lol. Maybe you go shopping and hide your purchases. Maybe you go out of your way to avoid a certain person. Maybe you go along with something, just to keep the piece. Maybe you hate mushrooms (this is also me, but … Continue reading My Dirty Little Secret

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They Won’t Mind If I Steal This, Right?

I often joke that they'll steal anything here that's not nailed down, because there's a crazy amount of property crime and theft here. That apparently extends to intellectual property, too, based on some very notable examples I've seen here. For the purposes of this post, it's kind of humorous, but seriously, people, you don't steal … Continue reading They Won’t Mind If I Steal This, Right?

It’s Time to Learn to Play Chess

I have no idea who said it initially, but I'd love to give credit where it's due, if someone knows. "Democrats play checkers. Republicans play chess." For those unfamiliar with the quote, it's a reference to the long-term strategy Republicans have used to take control of state legislatures and to take over DC. Trump landing … Continue reading It’s Time to Learn to Play Chess

People Will Buy the Strangest Things

One of my day jobs is working for a liquidation/wholesale business, managing online sales. One of the online avenues for that is eBay. I'm sure by now, nearly everyone has tried eBay at least once, which is how I know that people will buy ANYTHING on eBay. It's no wonder that you sometimes hear stories … Continue reading People Will Buy the Strangest Things

10,872 Steps to Grow Your Blog… or to Make Sure You Never Write Again

Something that many bloggers struggle with is how to get more followers. Hint, hint... please follow the actual blog, not just the social media for it! It's hard. Even after spending a year or so as a ghostwriter for a SEO blog, I struggle with it. It's a very, very slow process. So I got … Continue reading 10,872 Steps to Grow Your Blog… or to Make Sure You Never Write Again

Life With a Chronic Illness

I have a chronic illness. Not uncommon in the United States, since almost half of Americans have some kind of chronic illness.  Specifically, I have Inflammatory Bowel Disease, which affects approximately 1.6 million people in the US. I was originally diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis in 2004, and for various reasons, the diagnosis was changed to … Continue reading Life With a Chronic Illness

No One Owes You a Baby

You may have seen this post floating around Facebook recently. https://www.facebook.com/joshua.feuerstein.5/photos/a.443484622420892/1665338713568804/?type=3&theater&ifg=1 https://www.facebook.com/joshua.feuerstein.5/photos/a.443484622420892/1665338713568804/?type=3&theater&ifg=1 It's infuriating, and it took me a while to put my finger on exactly why it angers me so much. Let's start with the obvious. No one is "owed" a baby, and that's exactly what posts like this imply. I have a lot … Continue reading No One Owes You a Baby