Boondock Ramblings

A little bit about a lot of things

Apparently, once you hit 70 or so, you don’t sleep. At least that’s what I’ve learned after spending two nights and three days with my parents this past weekend. I really thought that older people slept a lot – or at least napped – sort of like cats, but, alas, that is obviously not the …

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“There are robins on the hill,” my dad said and we rushed to the windows and “ooohed” and “aahed” because in Pennsylvania we know that the sight of the robins in our yards means spring has sprung. Sure, the grass may still be brown and yellow, the trees may still be naked, and the flowers …

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I fell into one of those Youtube spirals the other night (like one does) and I caught an interview from last year with Ellen and Bradley Cooper. Ellen asks Bradley if he is on social media at all, although she admits she already knows he isn’t. When he says “No, I’m not.” she feigns shock …

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I am going to be a writer today. I am going to write. I am going to make things happen. I am going to – wait for my computer to install updates for 15 minutes.  I am going to get breakfast.  I am going to notice the living room is a mess. I am going …

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Sometimes I feel like such a fake. I write blog posts about trusting things will work out and having faith and enjoying every moment and there are days – seriously – where I just don’t feel it. Like right now I am writing this on a computer that randomly pauses and freezes and only works …

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I scroll down the page and my heart sinks. Here I am again, feeling left out and less than. A group of photographers met up and their meeting was full of creative opportunities. They’re all sharing photos and gushing about the chance to expand their artistic wings. Comments on each other’s photos range from “amazing!” …

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