Sunday, April 15, 2018

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

To understand Facebook's betrayal, just look at my mom
Disney CEO Bob Iger could earn up to $423million in compensation
White Skin, Black Emojis?
Have You Herd? Farmer Writes A Memoo Using Cows And Satellite Imagery
Bankrupt Toys "R" Us wants to pay $16 million in executive bonuses , so this is last year, when they were already under bankruptcy protection.
Decline In Hunters Threatens How U.S. Pays For Conservation
Amazon Could Acquire Toys 'R' Us. Here's Why It's a Brilliant Move
How vulture capitalists ate Toys 'R' Us. Hope you enjoyed your leveraged buyout, guys — because 33,000 workers sure didn't.
Sasse rips Trump for congratulating Putin on ‘sham’ election win
Stormy Daniels is crushing President Trump at his own game
Lie detector test indicates Stormy Daniels truthful about Trump affair
Fox News analyst quits, rips network as a “propaganda machine” in letter to colleagues
Congress Set To Unveil $1.3 Trillion Spending Bill
Cambridge Analytica's Role In Trump's 2016 Campaign Raises Potential Legal Flags
Analysis | A new undercover video raises significant questions about Cambridge Analytica’s elections work
Academic behind Facebook breach says political influence was exaggerated
In Hidden-Camera Exposé, Cambridge Analytica Executives Boast Of Role In Trump Win
What Did Cambridge Analytica Do During The 2016 Election?
Denounced by His Party as a Nazi, Arthur Jones Wins Illinois G.O.P. Congressional Primary
Holocaust denier wins GOP nomination in heavily Democratic seat
Watch the deeply uncomfortable dressing down House Democrats gave Betsy DeVos
Facebook's Data Scandal Latest Blow To The Company's Reputation
How Trump Consultants Exploited the Facebook Data of Millions
The problem is facebook, not Cambridge analytical
Fox News contributor quits, slams network as 'propaganda machine' for Trump
Mississippi governor signs bill banning abortions after 15 weeks
Ohio GOP Introduces Bill To Ban Abortion
Boston, Lawrence mayors slam Trump’s comments in N.H.
Trump praises anti-overdose program backed by Clinton Foundation

Intentional living with love.

This Mom’s Desperate Plea To Husband For Help Is What Too Many Women Are Going Through Right Now, I was called a lazy bitch when I took a 20 mins break after dinner and I didn't do dishes. I was called a lazy guest " as who do you think you are? " by his mother, when I didn't put dishes in the sink after dinner. HELP doesn't exist.
The True Hard Work of Love and Relationships
Honor Your Heart (And Other Lessons From The Bachelor) " But the act of giving your love deserves nothing other than reciprocity and the embodied knowing that it will be received, honored, and cherished. As professor Naava Smolash says, to honor one’s needs is to challenge the socialized shame that so readily emerges when we feel unable to acknowledge our heart in fear of being unlovable ­— but feelings and needs as truth of human biology provides grounding for that process to begin... We can take these lessons when choosing the partners for our lives. What happens when we honor our needs and know we are worthy and capable of love? What happens when we humanize the easily-made villains of our nation’s media diet? We move into wholeness. We move toward a more holistic love. "
Co-Sleeping Past 6 Months Makes Moms Feel More Depressed — And Judged
Life is Too Short for Fake Cheese and Fake Friends "No judgment. No expectations. No animosity. No keeping score. Only love, acceptance and a whole lot of laughter. Life is short, and you never know what tomorrow will bring. Find friends who fill your life up with joy and support you no matter what. Just don’t waste one second of it though, by eating fake cheese."
Taste Buds Dull As People Gain Weight. Now Scientists Think They Know Why

The Toxic Effects of Shaming Children
As More Women Discover Their Anger, I'm Trying to Tame Mine
'Bizarre Romance' Finds Love, But Misses That Perfect Moment
Guys, We Have A Problem: How American Masculinity Creates Lonely Men
The real reason some people become addicted to drugs... probably pleasure receptor related... 'You can't fight biology with capital punishment"
Yale Research Confirms What You've Always Suspected: Nobody Is Normal
Parents, Take Back Your Weekends
Can’t we just say no to overscheduling our kids?
Parenting Doesn’t Matter
When your child’s birthday is complicated, I break down in tears for a brief moment the other day, when I realize that I may have lived long enough to meet my future DIL or any grand-children.. I am ok with that.
Esther Perel on Why Marriage After Kids Is So Hard (and How to Fix It)
The Hottest Social Scene in Town Isn’t the Singles’ Bar. It’s the Supermarket
The Five Stages of Socializing With Your Children’s Friends’ Parents

BY Jessica LaRose

We convince ourselves that life will be better after we get married, have a baby, then another. Then we are frustrated that the kids aren't old enough, and we'll be more content when they are.
After that, we're frustrated that we have teenagers to deal with. We will certainly be happy when they are out of that stage.We tell ourselves that our life will be complete when our partner gets his or her act together when we get a nicer car, are able to go on a nice holiday, when we retire.
The truth is, there's no better time to be happy than right now. If not now, when?
Your life will always be filled with challenges.
It's best to admit this to yourself and decide to be happy anyway.
A quote comes from Alfred D. Souza. He said,
"For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin - real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, or a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life."
This perspective has helped me to see that there is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way.
So, treasure every moment that you have and treasure it more because you shared it with someone special, special enough to spend your time...and remember that time waits for no one.
So, stop waiting until you lose ten pounds, until you gain ten pounds, until you have kids, until your kids leave the house, until you start work, until you retire, until you get married, until you get divorced, until Friday night, until Sunday morning, until you get a new car or home, until your car or home is paid off, until spring, until summer, until winter, until your song comes on, until you've had a drink.... there is no better time than right now to be happy.
Happiness is a journey, not a destination.
Work like you don't need money,
Love like you've never been hurt,
And dance like no one's watching.

World Poetry day

To Watch the World and Then Each Other “When mornings and evenings roll along, watch how they open and close, how they invite you to the long party that your life is."
"Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent." - Calvin Coolidge
The natural flights of the human mind are not from pleasure to pleasure, but from hope to hope. - Samuel Johnson

Happiness and self love

A rite of passage for late life.. a 13 birthday trip it is! It will be 2027!

Saying grace at dinner time, holding hands.
what a nice connection.

March 21 is National Single Parent's Day - So happy day to all!


"March 21st is the day set aside to observe National Single Parent Day. This day was created to honor and recognize the hard work, devotion and sacrifices of single parenting. Raising children can be challenging."
March 21 Is The Busiest Day On The U.N. Calendar

Happy birthday, mom!

Mom! Thank you. Thank you for the sacrifices you have given to raise me. Thank you for the love and support you have for us, Gabe and I , for all that we do. I have not told you enough how much I appreciate you. I don't text you enough to tell you I love you, I don't send letters and I'm terrible at birthday/Christmas gifts. I have hurt you emotionally, I have tried you mentally, I have even caused pain physically (being born, obviously). Still, you love me unconditionally and will do whatever is in your power to protect and love me and Gabe. We have grown in our relationship due to the trials and hardships we have faced, it's because of the difficult times that the good times are even sweeter. Thank you for your support, for you love, for your advice. Thank you for helping me by my side when my son was born. Thank you for being my mom. I love you.
If you focus on the hurt, you will continue to suffer. If you focus on the lesson, you will continue to grow. - Unknown.

Worth watching it again... stepping into love, healing from a is a collaborative work of art!

In love, we fall. We're struck, we're crushed, we swoon. We burn with passion. Love makes us crazy and makes us sick. Our hearts ache, and then they break. Talking about love in this way fundamentally shapes how we experience it, says writer Mandy Len Catron. In this talk for anyone who's ever felt crazy in love, Catron highlights a different metaphor for love that may help us find more joy -- and less suffering -- in it.

"So if love is a collaborative work of art, then love is an aesthetic experience. Love is unpredictable, love is creative, love requires communication and discipline, it is frustrating and emotionally demanding. And love involves both joy and pain. Ultimately, each experience of love is different."
"Reframing love as something I get to create with someone I admire, rather than something that just happens to me without my control or consent, is empowering. It's still hard. Love still feels totally maddening and crushing some days, and when I feel really frustrated, I have to remind myself: my job in this relationship is to talk to my partner about what I want to make together. This isn't easy, either. But it's just so much better than the alternative, which is that thing that feels like madness."
"This version of love is not about winning or losing someone's affection. Instead, it requires that you trust your partner and talk about things when trusting feels difficult, which sounds so simple, but is actually a kind of revolutionary, radical act. This is because you get to stop thinking about yourself and what you're gaining or losing in your relationship, and you get to start thinking about what you have to offer. This version of love allows us to say things like, "Hey, we're not very good collaborators. Maybe this isn't for us." Or, "That relationship was shorter than I had planned, but it was still kind of beautiful."
"The beautiful thing about the collaborative work of art is that it will not paint or draw or sculpt itself. This version of love allows us to decide what it looks like."

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Why Congress Must Act Now to Protect Robert Mueller
Trump’s Stormy History: The Seven-Year Battle Between the President and the Porn Star
Judge Allows Former ‘Apprentice’ Contestant to Press Defamation Lawsuit Against Trump
Republican Lawmakers Say Mueller Needs No Protection
See the Correlation Between Gun Laws and Gun Deaths
McCain Calls Out Trump For Applauding Putin On ‘Sham’ Election Victory, the principle of USA being a democracy advocate is dead.. there are more dictators.. look at China and Russia and the wanna be dictator 45th.
Everybody’s Lying About the Link Between Gun Ownership and Homicide
‘I Thought There Would Be More Jeff Flakes, More John McCains, More Bob Corkers’ Adam Schiff says Republicans are doing Trump’s dirty work on the Russia investigation.
Republicans opt to wait out Trump's storm against Mueller, cowards.
Paul Ryan sold shares on same day as private briefing of banking crisis
Dear Washington state: Don’t follow California’s tax model
Pa. students serve detention for school walkout by wearing Parkland victims’ names, locking arms
Cynthia Nixon Announces Bid to Run for New York Governor
For this city in Northern Ireland, Brexit is a big headache
“The enemy is forgetting”: Bernanke, Geithner and Paulson on why we must remember the 2008 financial crisis
Trump to Hire Lawyer Who Has Pushed Theory That Justice Dept. Framed the President
Judges refuse GOP request to block new Pa. district boundaries
Trump Cabinet Turnover Sets Record Going Back 100 Years
Being a good parent will physiologically destroy you, new research confirms "Empathetic parents may be more willing to sacrifice their own health for their children’s sake, forgoing things like sleep, exercise, and other activities that could mitigate the stress of caregiving."
You Should Really Look At Your Facebook Third-Party App Settings Right Now
It's Not the Food Deserts: It's the Inequality
How to Log Off of Facebook Forever, With All Its Perks and Pitfalls. Closing your social media accounts can help protect your privacy, but it can also mean cutting yourself off from friends, family and opportunity.
Being a Sober Parent in a Wine Mom Culture, I couldn't read this article, but I wonder is that a wine culture in the momsphere.
Pathogens On A Plane: How To Stay Healthy In Flight
Who Fails To Pay Child Support? Moms, At A Higher Rate Than Dads
The Intrusion of White Families Into Bilingual Schools
School Choice May Be Accelerating Gentrification
Forget Wealth And Neighborhood. The Racial Income Gap Persists
The Wave Of Female Candidates Is Set For A Wave Of Losses, Come November
Meet the Asian George Washington and Actors Defying Asian Stereotypes
Sudan, last male northern white rhino on Earth, dies
Extensive Data Shows Punishing Reach of Racism for Black Boys. A study of 20 million children shows the fragility of the American Dream.
China's premier hopes a trade war can be averted, pledges more open economy
Cambridge Analytica executive caught on video boasting about swinging elections with bribes and entrapment
Cambridge Analytica CEO filmed talking about using bribes, sex workers in political work
Cambridge Analytica CEO appears to talk about using bribes and sex workers to sway elections on secretly
Are the ski slopes only for the 1 percent?

張學友 | 這麼近 那麼遠

張學友 Jacky Cheung & 梅艷芳 Anita Mui ─ 相愛很難

I have fallen in love, he didn't make me feel dirt or hurt. He is wonderful.

Be yourself... it’s all that you can do. ~. Words of wisdom from Chris Cornell
How to Stop Eating Sugar
How Carob Traumatized a Generation
These magical foods are loaded with natural MSG.. I wonder the science behind it?
A Chinese Space Lab Will Soon Fall From The Sky. Where It Lands, No One Knows
7 Foods We Eat In The U.S. That Are Banned In Other Countries
Engineers compete to detect methane leaks, a powerful climate pollutant
Amateur Canadian scientists discovered a new type of northern lights and promptly named it ‘Steve’
Multnomah Falls viewing platform is now open
Oregon a national leader again with toxic air plan: Guest opinion

Love triumps.

When we love ourselves enough, we stop chasing people who don't. - Vienna Pharaon

W, I choose love.

The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them. - Thomas Merton

Love yourself, it is okay.

It's ok that you didn't do today "like a boss".
It's ok that the lego is still on the floor from last week, that you didn't make a to-do list and that you are out of milk.
It's ok that your house isn't spotless and you are exhausted.
It's ok that you just sat and finished a book instead of doing that important thing.
It's so okay.
You're okay.
Tomorrow is another day. Okay? - Emma Scheib


Today is the UN international day of happiness! Spread the happiness & LOVE.

I CHOOSE LOVE. "Bitterness imprisons life; love releases it. Bitterness paralyzes life; love empowers it. Bitterness sours life; love sweetens it. Bitterness sickens life; love heals it. Bitterness blinds life; love anoints its eyes." - Harry Emerson Fosdick
Finding Meaning and Happiness in Old Age
The Unhappy States of America
International Day Of Happiness: 10 Simple Hacks To Happiness
If you want to rise above the scraggle and the scrum of this crazy life, to the dizzy heights of happiness and success, you must learn to choose your battles…
Leave the small fights for small fighters….
Stop fighting for attention
Stop fighting for people who don’t see you.
Stop fighting for partners who lie and cheat.
Stop fighting against the gossip and the trouble makers.
Stop fighting public expectation of how you should live.
Stop fighting inlaws, work colleagues and friends who aren’t true.
Stop fighting to change the opinions of stupid people with small minds.

Save your strength and your energy for the big fights… the real stuff
Start fighting for your dreams.
Start fighting for your way of life.
Start fighting for your fairytale, your way.
Start fighting for your loved ones and friends who matter most
Start fighting for your ideas, your vision.
Start fighting for your small corner of the world, make it as stunning and wonderful as you dare to dream it.
Choose what you fight for wisely. Leave the small fights for small fighters. You, my friend, have bigger fish to fry. Some fights are not worth your time.

‘The One Where She Learned To Say No.’

Make this Week the start of a new chapter in your story. Let’s call it ‘The One Where She Learned To Say No.’ Say NO to the same old thoughts and the same old limits you place on yourself Say NO to the self-destructive behaviour that holds you back Say NO to the beliefs that you are somehow not good enough Say NO to the habits that have brought you misery for years Say NO to people who take too much and give too little Say NO to the things that steal your joy Say NO to the toxic memories and grudges that are poisoning your peace Say NO to anything that does not bring you light, joy or clarity… Like night follows day, saying ‘no’ more brings with it the need to ‘yes’ more too. Say YES to adventures and new horizons Say YES to invitations that scare you a little Say YES to your own wants and needs Say YES to those sparkling, smouldering feelings of happiness, they are not to be feared, they are real. Enjoy them and stop worrying that they will go. They are yours to make and keep, no one can take them unless you allow it. Say YES to the commitment to making the rest of your story one of joy, self-discovery, the destruction of your own limitations and the crossing of boundaries. Say YES to writing your story, your way. It will be told long after you have gone and will inspire those who loved you. Never forget that. Ladies, Pass It On…

Stop apologizing

You don't' have to say sorry for how you laugh, how you dress, how you make your hair, how you do your make up, how you speak.
You don't' have to sorry for being yourself.
Do it fearlessly.
It's time to accept: this is you, and you gotta spend the rest of your life with you.
So start loving your sarcasm, your awkwardness, your weirdness, your peculiar habits, your unique sense of humor, your voice, your talents, your everything.
It will make your life so much easier to simply be yourself. - unknown

Monday, March 19, 2018

Lessons From the Rise of America’s Irish
With already tenuous housing, the looming monsoon season threatens a Rohingya refugee camp
The curious origins of the ‘Irish slaves’ myth
Nantucket's bluffs and beaches are crumbling in the face of storms and rising seas
Philippines' Duterte says he'll convince nations to leave the International Criminal Court
Thinning ice and new tankers are opening up sea routes through the Arctic
Syrian War Enters 8th Year, Trailing Smoke And Suffering In Its Wake, this is surreal.
That Type of Father
Of What Had I Ever Been Afraid?
Where Is the Love in Today’s Resistance? "The Buddhist definition of “love” (maitrī) is the will to the happiness of the beloved, always paired with compassion (karuṇā), the will to free the empathized from suffering." Love triumphs hate, anger, fear and sadness...! "Peace and good cheer are the way. The positive is the path as well as the goal. Love is “The Force” that Yoda urges us to trust and flow with. It is the unbreakable, diamond-clear light of the void that Buddha’s physical science discovered long ago, and it is the inconceivable realm of the quantum super-micro-nano field, beneath any wave-particle duality, where the open mind is the only, subtlest energy that combines uttermost peace with the blissful energy of loving creativity. From the Buddha to Yoda, everything in the world tells us how to go with this force of love, the light side that illuminates even the dark side of hate — to give peace, be peace, and enjoy it along with everyone. "
50 Questions To Ask Your Kids Instead Of Asking “How Was Your Day”

I chose compassion during morning meltdowns—and it has made all the difference "Today I will not respond perfectly. I know. But if I strive to communicate with hints of kindness and traces of love, That will be something That could mean more than words."
20 Post-Baby Beauty Changes Only Mothers Know, I know to love my post baby belly, with stretch mark, extra skin and love scar. They are all mine because of my love for my child and myself.
Mom’s Viral Post Sums Up Why Parenting Used To Be Easier “Never feel guilty about finding joy instead of perfection...” - unknown
Why sarcasm's days are numbered
Lawmakers Weigh Pros And Cons Of Mandatory Screening For Postpartum Depression
Are There Risks From Secondhand Marijuana Smoke? Early Science Says Yes, I am mindful about this, esp. we are in the middle of the Cascadia nation. :)
Can You Choose A Romantic Partner Just By Their Voice? A Dating App Thinks So
Neuroscientists Suggest Women To Pay Attention To How Much They Sleep
Ginger fruit bowl and fuck your baby advice; this is comedy gold for mother.. I love Jenny!

John Oliver’s Gay Bunny Book Outsells the Pences’

McCain: Mueller must be allowed to finish investigation 'unimpeded'
John Oliver’s Gay Bunny Book Outsells the Pences’
Trump Admin. Purging Civil Servants Suspected Of Disloyalty
Trump's Confidence Game
Firing McCabe Is Just the Start
John Oliver Goes to War with Mike Pence Using a Book About Gay Bunnies
Charles Djou: Why I’m Leaving The GOP, "I can no longer stand with a Republican Party that is led by a man I firmly believe is taking the party of Lincoln in a direction I fundamentally disagree with, and a party that is unwilling to stand up to him," - Charles Djou
The Brothers Weisberg on ‘The Americans’ and ‘Trumpcast’
Gowdy to Trump: ‘When you are innocent … act like it’
Celebrating ignorance, Trump boasts about making stuff up
‘You Will Not Destroy America’: A Trump Battle Is No Longer One-Sided
With Centrist Democrats' Success, Party's Identity Struggle Gets More Complicated
From Pride To Protest: How Russians Feel About Their Presidential Election
Trump Continues Barrage Against Special Counsel Mueller, Fired FBI Deputy McCabe
Jim Carrey Painted a Sarah Huckabee Sanders Portrait, and It’s Not a Pretty Picture (Photo)
In the #MeToo era, young conservative women look for their spot
In unhinged tweetstorm, Trump admits McCabe firing was about politics
Trump-linked data firm met with Russian executives: report
Democrats Regain Double-Digit Advantage Over GOP in Voter Sentiment Poll
‘Saturday Night Live’ targets DeVos over ‘60 Minutes’ interview
Ex-CIA director slams Trump after McCabe firing: You'll be remembered as a 'disgraced demagogue'
Justice Department Fires Embattled FBI Deputy Director Just Short Of Retirement
Read Andrew McCabe's Response To Being Fired Two Days Before His Retirement

I am stronger and I will fill my heart with love, joy, compassion, gratitude and kindness.

Setbacks pave the way for comebacks. - unknown
How Millennials today compare with their grandparents 50 years ago
In Push For Convenience, Walmart Wants To Help Shoppers Assemble Furniture, Mount TVs, why are we getting so lazy?
Some Retailers Are Holding Your Returns Against You
Now Trending on TV: The Sexy Asian Hunk
Man Says He's Not Dead. Court Doesn't Buy It
A Woman Claimed She Was Confronting Nazi Sympathizers at a Portland Restaurant, and Now It’s a Whole Thing
Southwest boots dad, toddler who wouldn’t sit in their seats, I have to think about this.. my vacation is coming up.
Portland Earthquake Study Estimates Wide Variation In Impact
I believe that the only true religion consists of having a good heart. - Dalai Lama
"There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love." -Bryant H. McGill
Be a good person, but don't waste time to prove it. - unknown
"Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else." - Margaret Mead

This quote is so powerful, W!

Learn to differentiate between the sound of your intuition guiding you and your traumas misleading you. - Unknown.

St. Joseph day

External actions are not always the purest disposition of internal thoughts. - Kman

Sunday, March 18, 2018

“The path to our destination is not always a straight one. We go down the wrong road, we get lost, we turn back. Maybe it doesn’t matter which road we embark on. Maybe what matters is that we embark.” ―Barbara Hall
New Study Says Motherhood Is The Equivalent of Working 2.5 Full-Time Jobs
7 Signs You’re Parenting Right According to a Clinical Psychologist
Teaching Self-Control Is More Important Than Academics
Curvy woman opens up about having 'Mr. Six-Pack' as her husband, inspiring thousands, this remind me of you said, Mr. W, the man that will love me, will also love my love scar. Thank you for being so kind and loving.
THE NO-BULLSHIT, NO-DRAMA FRIENDSHIP MANIFESTO, love love love this, so so so much!
Change Your Mind About Dating
4 Simple But Powerful Practices to Change the Way You Handle Stress
Stop Gaslighting Your Kids
Finland is the happiest country in the world, says UN report
Learning about different cultures is shaking the foundations of psychology

Good to catch up on some recent SNL, weekly update. :)

The secret to living well and longer is: eat half, walk double, laugh triple and love without measure. - Tibetan Proverb.
Valentine’s Day Poems for Married People

It’s been dark for, like, five hours,
And yet the children are still awake,
And I am only a little drunk.
What you call yelling I call making a point.

Our love
is like the padlocks on the Pont des Arts, in Paris—
Thousands of locks, symbols of unbreakable love.
Isn’t that beautiful?
Apparently, though, all those locks are too heavy
for the bridge.
Did you hear this?
I read it somewhere.
The locks are weighing the bridge down.
So you know what they're going to do?
They’re taking them off with bolt cutters and throwing them out.
Isn’t that beautiful, too?
So now the people aren’t locked together anymore.
They’re free to maybe see other people.
I thought that was interesting.

When we have children,
They will watch no television.
No screens.
We will be different from those other parents,
And we will take pride in our being better.

Fast-forward seven years,
And it’s Sunday morning,
6 A.M.
Do you know who our friend is?
SpongeBob SquarePants, that’s who.
And, yes, you can have Mentos for breakfast.

I was almost feeling fondness for you
As you gave me a shoulder massage at the sink—
What a small, lovely surprise.
And then you grabbed my boobs and made a “wha-wha” noise.
In an instant, I felt disgust and sadness and regret.

The kids are finally down
And you are looking at me in that way,
But not really looking at me.
Or are you just spacing out?
Yup, you’re spacing out.
You have unzipped your skirt,
And your baggy underpants ride way, way up on your hips.
How old are those, anyway?
You pull on some sweatpants and a T-shirt and a sweater and a fleece
and I am not able to make out any contour of your body at all.
I think you are sending me a signal
in the way that married couples send each other signals.
And, just so we’re clear, you’re signalling, “I’m going to call my sister
and order sushi. You should do something, too.”

Of course the wheels on the bus go round and round.
And the wipers go swish, swish, swish.
But here’s something:
The daddy on the bus says, “This is not what I signed up for.”
And maybe the driver on the bus doesn’t go beep, beep, beep.
Maybe he just hits the guy in the crosswalk because he feels like it.
Sing that verse, why don’t you?

I’m dreaming.
But it’s so real.
A man—is it you?
It’s Rob, Casey’s husband,
The one with the Italian accent.
We’re on the beach and he’s chasing me and I’m laughing.
He’s so tanned and fit. And then . . .
A terrible smell,
Like death.
I’m blinking and awake and your nasty-ass breath is hot on my face.
You son of a bitch.
You God-damned son of a bitch.
Rob, come back.

We are in the bedroom in our underpants.
Let’s turn the lights down.
No, further.
“Off,” I guess, is the technical term.
Maybe try a towel under the door, where that sliver of light is coming in?
What if we just cuddle, and by cuddle I mean not actually touching—
Each of us at the far edge of our own side of the bed—r /> Then close our eyes for the next seven hours or so?
I like you.

I have heard that some couples watch the whole movie in a single sitting.
Food for thought.

In France, cinq à sept was once sacrosanct,
A euphemism for rendezvous,
For the thing that men and women do.
But we are not in France.
We are here, in Montclair.
And it is well past seven.
And I promised to be home at six.
And, yes, that’s booze on my breath.
The guys and I had one . . . fine, three drinks after work.
I have forgotten the milk.
And the bread and the pasta and the pull-ups.
And the allergy medicine at CVS.
Why are you dressed up?
Wait. Today is Valentine’s Day?

Saturday, March 17, 2018

So related to the community, right now.

On The West Coast, Ports Brace For Steel Tariffs
What Planned Tariffs Could Mean For Products You Buy
U.S. Plan For Steel And Aluminum Tariffs Prompts Global Backlash
Trump Commerce Secretary Says Warnings About Tariffs Are Overhyped
In Tariff War, Europe Could Target U.S. Orange Juice, Cranberries, Crocheted Garments
When you focus on the good, the good gets better. - Abraham Hicks


May your troubles be less. Your blessings be more. And nothing but happiness come through your door. - Irish Proverbs

So let us love, W, choose... love, choose living.

Shirzad Chamine: Five Strategies to Challenge Negative Thoughts
How you talk to your child changes their brain
My Child Is Not Okay
When Your Child Seems Stuck Seeking Negative Attention
“To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.” - Buddha
We Can’t Move Forward Without Looking Back
We Have to Eradicate Our Own Self-Doubt
To Find Courage, Start with Vulnerability
The Sweet Confinement of Your Aloneness
A #MeToo Guide for Outdoorsy Dudes
''The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.'' - Albert Einstein

“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” ~ Albert Einstein
The Right Brain Develops First ~ Why Play is the Foundation for Academic Learning
What Young People Think
Opinion | Instead of changing men’s behavior, why not just lock all women underground?
The Case for Self-Promotion
Conversation Is Our Prayer to One Another
May We Cherish A Love That is Raw, Gritty, and Real
This is why Finland has the best schools
How to Gain Power at Work When You Have None

You'll Never Know (From "The Shape Of Water" Soundtrack)