buddha picture
Thursday

9.23.20

Today was a day when I did not do anything. I bailed out of the running yesterday because of a few rain sprinkles and a minor hurt in my knee. Deep in my soul I know I just bailed out because I got too lazy. Now I am waiting for my dog to want to go outside which he is…

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art detail
Saturday

9.19.20

For six months now I spend most of my time alone and in silence. I live alone. Well, I have a dog, so technically it is not “alone alone” but my dog does not speak back so it is impossible to hold a true conversation. It is all one-sided. I have been working from home and as much as I…

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Thursday

9.17.20

Smoke is here. As if COVID was not enough life throws you another curveball. My windows have been closed for a week and because my house is so well insulated it is incredibly hot. My poor dog! Work is stressful with everyone teaching online. You’d think faculty would get used to it now seeing how they have been doing it…

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walking shoes
Monday

8.10.20

Today I paid off all of my student loans. I can’t believe it! It took 20 years. Now I can start saving for travel! I can go to so many places on my list! Europe is first. Great Britain and Ireland to be precise. Then to Nordic countries. South America for some reason is not appealing. Everyone goes there and…

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fog
Friday

8.7.20

Today I want to get drunk. And I will. Depression setting in. Maybe not really a depression as much as a need to change my life. I am sick of working the same job for 11 years. I hate my boss and my co-worker. I just can’t do it anymore. More and more I think of moving to Alaska. Small…

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heather lake
Thursday

8.6.20

I miss hiking. COVID is brutal in this respect. I am afraid that when I get to the trail there would be tons of other people and it ould be hard to pass them on a narrow trail. Opee and I go fast. We cloak a mile in 20 minutes. We both like to be fast as it feels more…

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bird pick
Saturday

6.13.20

Today I decided that I need to quit vaping. My lungs hurt when I run because I am vaping a lot since I don’t have to go outside to do it. Oh, the convenience of the roof over your head. I know it is going to be hell. I am on my last cartridge and I am freaking out already,…

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Sunday

6.7.20

A friend posted this in his newsletter called Katexic: https://katexic.com/ Elie Wiesel in his Nobel Prize acceptance speech: “I swore never to be silent whenever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented. Sometimes we must interfere. When human lies are endangered, when human…

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fire pic
Thursday

6.4.20

I don’t post political content very often simply because I hate politics (especially now) because it makes me feel incredibly angry and powerless. But this article paints the picture of the racist, bigoted, authoritarian trump (I just can’t stomach giving him a capital letter) before he came to power. It shows clearly what many either have missed or disregarded for…

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fire pic
Saturday

5.30.20

Today we had a giant thunderstorm early in the morning. It was booming. Booming like crazy. I thought a war has started — the leftover feeling from when I was a child growing up in the Soviet Union during the Cold War. My dog, scared of thunder crawled closer to me in bed. It was an amazing feeling as it…

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