Everyday Epiphany, humor, Politics

Almost Apolitical: Hanging Pictures and Face Masks

“One-third of 18 inches, four inches to apex of hanger wire, and one-fourth inch of hanger hook,” Mike muttered to himself.  It sounded like a complicated way to pound a nail in a wall to me. Then Mike wielded a level and complicated escalated to complex. Positioning it "exactly right" I had asked Mike to… Continue reading Almost Apolitical: Hanging Pictures and Face Masks

Everyday Epiphany, Gardening, Health, humor, Outdoors, Politics

Small Adventure In The Covid-19 Shelter In Place Zone: Listening (This post is mostly apolitical.)

“The quieter you become, the more you can hear.”  Anonymous Although I value Anonymous’ sage advice, hearing more is not always wise for me. I hear misfortune murmuring, calamity calling, and trouble taunting instead of wind whistling, a branch scraping, and the boiler heating. A whistling wind becomes a flapping shingle in need of replacing.… Continue reading Small Adventure In The Covid-19 Shelter In Place Zone: Listening (This post is mostly apolitical.)

Everyday Epiphany, humor, Writing

Small Adventure In The Covid-19 Shelter In Place Zone: No Excuse Writing!

Since I’m in the “keel over and die” age demographic for those contracting Covid-19 (commonly known as “stupid virus”) I’ve become a sheltering in place, socially distancing, mask wearing individual (sometimes all three simultaneously) with an abundance of spare time. Some of which I spent reading inspirational quotes by wise scholars such as Benjamin Franklin,… Continue reading Small Adventure In The Covid-19 Shelter In Place Zone: No Excuse Writing!

Everyday Epiphany, Exercise, humor

Little Adventure In The Shelter In Place Zone: Loophole In The Resistance Loops

“I’m looking for loopholes." W.C. Fields Fields quipped the above to his attending nurse while on his deathbed. She had found the irreverent and professed atheist comedian reading the Bible. I’m on a yoga mat, not a deathbed, but I found a loophole while using my resistance loops.  Resistance bands and resistance loops differ in… Continue reading Little Adventure In The Shelter In Place Zone: Loophole In The Resistance Loops

Everyday Epiphany, Health, humor

Little Adventure In The Shelter In Place Zone: Following The Path Of Most Resistance

“Resistance by definition is self-sabotage.” ― Steven Pressfield,  The War of Art. I’m betting that after a 30-minute workout using resistance bands Steve formulated the above quote. Resistance bands are elastic tubing in a series of different tensions in eye-catching, upbeat colors. The band’s resistance builds muscles, or so 223,786 sites claimed after I Googled “resistance bands… Continue reading Little Adventure In The Shelter In Place Zone: Following The Path Of Most Resistance