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In Love with the Idea of …

This morning I woke up reflective, and the best way to explain the dozen or so views going through my mind after Saturday Bruch with much girl-talk, is that, I have come to the realization that perhaps humanity  is merely in love with the idea of…whatever they think might revive their otherwise neutral existence. Do you agree, or I am off my rocker? Feel free to offer up your take on the topic {image(s) source}

This Week Is All About Interesting Topics – Money, Marriage and a Move

This week has been a strange one – with many weirdness I’ve come to learn about, and a few I’ve known about and now in the midst of them taking shape. First up, our company leadership decided to move the San Francisco office from the most desirable real estate to the least one a few blocks down. This decision has created much discontent among the staff. And although they have expressed disapproval over the course of the last six months, they know they must either pack their ‘stuff’ and move along with the program or simply leave. What is it about change that we all hate? Is it the idea of the unknown, or the fact someone else is making the change for us?  Second, a close friend of mine found out from a friend of a friend of a friend that his wife has filed for divorce, and the idea of it has shocked him immensely.  At first, I sympathized, and after hearing his story, I realized his  euphoric views of what marriage is, …

Off The Radar For A Few Days

My body and mind usually tell me when it’s time to escape the norm, even if only for a few days, and spend time with family or friends, who through their lifestyles, can yield a new perspective on my own – whether positive or negative. Some time away from your daily is important for clarity to make the right choices, better decisions to achieve the best lifestyle possible. Over the long holiday weekend, I had the chance to ponder over some things that you might relate to…or not. What if you cannot forgive someone?  What if you’ve become someone’s toxic person?  What if you have fallen out of love?  What if you’ve forgotten how to love?   Is it more important to show love or say “I Love you”  How do you measure love?   What if you live in fear more often than not? Are you too late to have a happy ending?  Why do some people smile all the time?  Why do some  live in denial?  Why do you feel alone even when there are …

Here’s What I am Thinking About Today

Last night, my mother informed me that a family member had passed away six months ago, and she was sad, that we just found out about it.  As I listened to her speak about the man who passed away, I couldn’t help but allow my mind to drift to a time in my childhood, when I first met this very man, who married a second cousin of ours decades ago, in a continent  far away from the one we currently call home. And then I got to thinking about first crushes. You know the one that stays with you for a lifetime, and occasionally crosses your mind, and you begin to wonder about the person? That’s my story with the man who swept my second cousin off her feet.  I was 9 or 10 at the time and he was 25. Go figure. I kept my feelings  to myself for years, mostly because I felt embarrassed about crushing on an older man. I mean, that’s not normal right? Or is it – according to this,  this,  this …

Lifestyle: Is It Really Love…

Or madness – as I read this article listing the 19 best love stories of all times in comparison to modern definition or thinking – about stalking, obsession, and simple criminal behavior. Or do we just chalk it all up to being true love and the measures humans would go to achieve the forbidden ones. How do you know if you are in love or otherwise? 

Sunday Edition – Grab A Cup of Coffee and Read On

Don’t you love it, that over the course of the week you make plans for the weekend, and by the time Saturday rolls around, you find yourself lingering in bed, or even getting a slow start to organizing a breakfast outside of an energy bar, or a fruit or a yogurt you grab on your way out the door every single day of the week? Well, that happened to me on Saturday to the point, I stayed in my pajamas and vegged out. I guess my body needed to recoup from something – perhaps the winter blues – or just the fact, I spent a month away from home in December travelling and haven’t yet recovered. This morning, while sitting perched with my back  against my pillows in bed, tapping on my iPad at a paint-by-numbers app I downloaded, hoping to calm my anxiety, which it does, I started thinking about a few topics – which ironically fit in line with a novel I’ve been  working on in a much slower pace than I care …

Some Film Recommends and A Book Or Two

I realized the other day, while picking out the next set of books to read from the public library, that I have not shared what I’ve read and what I’ve watched on television in a long while. Yes, I do go to public libraries. I love them, especially this, and this location, where I spend hours searching for the next book based on recommendations from all sorts of online sites. The books I choose have to inspire me to continue to pen my next story.  So, here it is: Read:  The Cost of Living By Deborah Levy On my List: Things I Don’t Want to Know by Deborah Levy   Read: Where Honeybees Thrive by Heather Swan Currently Reading: Carnegie’s Maid by Maria Benedict I have ordered The Nest to Read Next – the idea of a family feud over inheritance has sparked an interest and in reality I have picked up and put down this paperback so many times, but now I am going to finally read it.   Found this film on Netflix …

Lifestyle: Countries That Have Best Work-Life Balance

Work-life balance is a thing promoted  in recent years in San Francisco, mostly in the tech world,  where the typical work hours are being eliminated, as well as accrued time-off and in  place, the chance for the employee to design their own work schedule, providing that timelines are met, and open-ended off-hours, where some places do not even require reporting. I am a fan. Because I think this type of culture, encourages responsible people – see how I qualified that – to be committed to their jobs and even more productive than when it is demanded of them to be available at a more regimented shift or work schedule.  Kind of like reverse psychology. On the other hand, the irresponsible ones do nothing but take advantage of the flexibility. But I suppose there is always a price to pay for every positive attempt at realigning culture in a society. So, in case your part of the world doesn’t seem interested in the work-life balance approach to business – and you are too forward a thinker to …