If you feel like giving up… 1

This is a great song from Eric Peters that provides some encouragement to me when I’m tempted to despair. Click the image to catch it on youtube.

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Wednesday Word of the Day

de·spair verb \di-ˈsper\ : to no longer have any hope or belief that a situation will improve or change Full Definition of DESPAIR intransitive verb : to lose all hope or confidence <despair of winning> transitive verb obsolete : to lose hope for   From Merriam-webster. Good word. Terrible feeling. Fight with all you have.


Tuesday Quotivator:

“One should . . . be able to see things as hopeless and yet be determined to make them otherwise.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Fun Reads: Dune 1

What hasn’t already been said about Dune? I’m not sure, but I’m going to try to say it: I managed to come to Frank Herbert’s Dune without knowing what I was getting into. If you still don’t know much about it, i’d love to not ruin it for you. Instead, I’d just encourage you to […]


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On stuff 2

I’m reading The Organized Mind by Daniel J. Levitin. It’s a good read so far, with lots of insight into both the power and limitations of our brains. One of the things that I’m overwhelmed by is stuff. We live somewhere around the “average” American life here in Mackay-land. And yet, as Levitin points out, we […]


Wednesday Word of the Day

I love words. I like to use them in sentences, sometimes even incorrectly. So, once a week, I’ll bring you a word that’s made me laugh / chuckle / smile / contort-my-face-in-consternation: Dynamo: dy·na·mo noun \ˈdī-nə-ˌmō\ : a machine that produces electricity : someone who has a lot of energy plural dy·na·mos Full Definition of […]


Fun Reads 2

Reading brings people together. I really believe that. It might even be one of the things I believe in most. Don’t get me wrong, I think TV, music, and movies can do the same thing. So can affinity for a certain dog breed (I’m particularly inclined toward St. Bernard mutts) or any number of other […]

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There’s no crying in baseball, but there may be some in parenting 1

I continue to find myself more prone to tears than I ever have been in the past. It’s usually parental things that push me along the path to tears, although a sappy kids movie can also do it. (Seriously, I was near tears watching the Croods. The Croods.) I guess it’s probably not a bad […]