Facebook Made Me An A-Hole, And Here’s How

I’m a recovering Facebook junkie. There should be a 12 steps program to deal with this troubling addiction....more

She’s my friend but…

If I had a dollar for every time I heard a woman say this, I could retire.  In conversations with so many of my friends or co workers, I hear them describe “friends” that don’t really seem too friendly.  It may be “she’s my friend, but she doesn’t really have anything nice to say about anyone”. Or “she’s my friend, but I do feel like she takes advantage of me”.  It’s usually some variation of things like that....more

The secret to happiness (for men)

My son likes to tell me when he is not happy. If I take him to a store, I hear "But that doesn't make me happy." If I tell him to clean up his toys, I hear, "That makes me so sad." He is five: Happiness is getting to do whatever he wants when he wants. ...more

"If you have no intention of loving or being loved, then the whole journey is pointless."

I just finished reading The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo. In one sitting. Practically drowning in my own tears.    ...more

By the end of this Year.!

NaBloPoMo nov.20 PromptIf I would desperately hope for something to happen by the end of this year, that is ; my university academic year to start. I don’t miss either books or lecture halls. I miss people, lots and lots of  people. I like to look at them, observe them and listen to them. People are the main proportion of a society. Each one of them has a story. They represent their story by the choices they make....more

why adulthood sucks, but friendship rocks

Five Reasons One Of Your Best Friends Getting Married Is Actually The Best Thing In The WorldThe entire ...more

A grateful heart: Paella and friends

Yesterday’s tragic events in Paris and Beirut have weighed heavily on my heart. So today, heading off to a favorite annual event–the Berryessa Gap Paella Cook-off–I felt too lighthearted and frivolous.Paella artistry at the annual Berryessa Gap Paella Cook-off....more

Vertigo: When the world around you begins to spin...

I woke up this morning with vertigo. When I sat up, the world starting spinning around me, and I had the sensation of being pulled downward to the right. This time -- because I suffered vertigo for four days only a month ago -- I had an arsenal of exercises -- OK, one set of exercises -- my doctor had prescribed for Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)....more
mamsler It agree. Last month, the fourth day of episodes, I actually got vertigo when I went got ...more