#WednesdayWisdom: Gloomy

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It’s a gray day, with uneven clouds that may or may not rain. I could check the weather and find out, but why ruin the mystery?

We’re halfway through October already, and it feels like this year is the last of the bathwater circling the drain.

Does anyone still take baths anymore?

Regardless, there it goes, glug glug.

November is looming and I’ve yet to make a decision on NaNoWriMo. I don’t usually commit until the day before. Last year I got a terrible cold, and just couldn’t finish.

So who knows with this year. Challenges are good, but they’re not always the thing you need, and that’s OK too.

Consider that your wisdom for this Wednesday. Have a great day.


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Aunty Ida’s Full-Service Mental Institution (by Invitation Only)   
Aunty Ida’s Holey Amazing Sleeping Preparation (Not Doctor Recommended) 
Her Cousin Much Removed
The Great Paradox and the Innies and Outies of Time Management.
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#WednesdayWisdom: Filtering

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It’s rainy today, but not dramatically. More like the sky is whining.

In the close distance, there’s a siren. Which isn’t unusual, it’s the city, after all. Now it’s faded away, someone’s emergency is largely out of earshot.

I think I slept better last night, though I remember dreaming of asteroid chunks hitting the earth, of people in filtering masks, of windowless bathrooms used for shelter.

You know, cheerful stuff.

No wisdom so far, though. Aside from you’re really going to want some kind of filter over your face if a broken-up asteroid hits the earth.

Nice one, subconscious. At least it’s thorough.

It’s amazing how much your imagination works for you when you’re dreaming. Might as well harness it. Dreams can really give you writing fodder.

And there’s the wisdom, of a sort. Have a fantastic Wednesday.


Check out  my full-length novels: 
Aunty Ida’s Full-Service Mental Institution (by Invitation Only)   
Aunty Ida’s Holey Amazing Sleeping Preparation (Not Doctor Recommended) 
Her Cousin Much Removed
The Great Paradox and the Innies and Outies of Time Management.
And download Better Living Through GRAVY and Other Oddities, it’s quick and weird AND FREE!
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Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.

#WednesdayWisdom: And it tastes terrible

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If you, like me, are a fan of “The Good Place,” (tragically beginning its final season tomorrow), you will understand this simile, as I feel much like Chidi and his marshmallow peeps chili.

Here’s the scene because it’s brilliant.

ANYWAY, with the news of the reality that the Russia investigation didn’t even slow trump down when it comes to illegally soliciting information from foreign governments, nor leveraging US assets to do so, I kind of feel like my brain is broken. So much corruption. So out in the open.

But because Mitch McConnell is personally profiting, he will prevent trump from facing any consequences.

So that’s neat.

It’s kind of additionally Peep-chili-prompting to think that a single man can hold the entire US government hostage. Of course, it’s not just him, it’s his whole party, or they would remove him.

And here we are.

Yes, that’s more politics than I usually go into here, but you can’t sit in the middle of an inferno and remark upon the weather for politeness’ sake.

I hope you have as good a Wednesday as is possible.


Check out  my full-length novels: 
Aunty Ida’s Full-Service Mental Institution (by Invitation Only)   
Aunty Ida’s Holey Amazing Sleeping Preparation (Not Doctor Recommended) 
Her Cousin Much Removed
The Great Paradox and the Innies and Outies of Time Management.
And download Better Living Through GRAVY and Other Oddities, it’s quick and weird AND FREE!
Peruse Montraps Publishing
Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.

#WednesdayWisdom: So

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Having one of those days when I feel like I need to be doing the thing I’m not doing when I’m doing the other thing I need to be doing.

You know what I mean?

Come on, that was totally clear. In my head, at least.

Well, I ran off to get the other thing going, and now I’m going to finish this post. I bet you didn’t even miss me!

Or maybe you did. How very sweet of you.

It’s a no-headed chicken day which somehow sounds worse than the other way, so we can pretend I didn’t call it that. The sun is shining with thin clouds and I think it’s hot again.

Writing may or may not happen today, it probably should, as should some editing, but that antsiness is tough to battle. It’s a day for being in motion, I think.

Hello errands.

However you spend your Wednesday, I hope it’s a good one.


Check out  my full-length novels: 
Aunty Ida’s Full-Service Mental Institution (by Invitation Only)   
Aunty Ida’s Holey Amazing Sleeping Preparation (Not Doctor Recommended) 
Her Cousin Much Removed
The Great Paradox and the Innies and Outies of Time Management.
And download Better Living Through GRAVY and Other Oddities, it’s quick and weird AND FREE!
Peruse Montraps Publishing
Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.

#WednesdayWisdom: It’s not Thursday.

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I was all ready to do a ten word photo prompt and then I realized it’s Wednesday. Not Thursday.

Consider this your public service announcement.

Today started out beautiful and blue but clouds rolled in and I’m not sure of the weather’s intentions. Could go either way.

Like a lot of things these days.

I’m not full of deep thoughts today, so I’ll keep it short and simple. And have a good Wednesday, because it’s not Thursday.


Check out  my full-length novels: 
Aunty Ida’s Full-Service Mental Institution (by Invitation Only)   
Aunty Ida’s Holey Amazing Sleeping Preparation (Not Doctor Recommended) 
Her Cousin Much Removed
The Great Paradox and the Innies and Outies of Time Management.
And download Better Living Through GRAVY and Other Oddities, it’s quick and weird AND FREE!
Peruse Montraps Publishing
Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.

#WednesdayWisdom: BACK UP YOUR FILES.

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Hey. You. Yes you. Right there. Reading this. Back up your files. Like right now.

This morning, I had some technical difficulties and as I sat staring at a disturbingly blank screen, I realized I hadn’t backed up recently, and certainly not since I finished the first draft of a novel.

First draft.

Of a NOVEL.

All’s fine and well and peachy keen now, but you better believe that the moment I saw that sweet, sweet home screen, I backed up. Just as my computer had been telling me for days.

Maybe it wanted to teach me a lesson. They’re getting smarter all the time.

So some real wisdom for a Wednesday. Have a wonderful day.

And also back up your files.


Check out  my full-length novels: 
Aunty Ida’s Full-Service Mental Institution (by Invitation Only)   
Aunty Ida’s Holey Amazing Sleeping Preparation (Not Doctor Recommended) 
Her Cousin Much Removed
The Great Paradox and the Innies and Outies of Time Management.
And download Better Living Through GRAVY and Other Oddities, it’s quick and weird AND FREE!
Peruse Montraps Publishing
Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.

#WednesdayWisdom: Now

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I’ve always thought the beauty and the interesting bits were in our differences. I’m fascinated by the nuance of lives different from mine; it’s one of the reasons I so love to travel.

Now those differences are used as handholds to tear us apart, to isolate us, to break us into smaller chunks much easier for authoritarian regimes to swallow. Make us each independently concerned for our very survival.

Crowbar the fissures.

Our days have been quite chilling up until now, but I fear worse days ahead. So this is what I ask of you.

Remember that there are others also fearing for their futures, for their safety. Remember that differences are not a marker of competition but of humanity expressed in another way.

Remember we owe one another our support. Remember we need to see the obstacles ahead, not only our own, but those faced by others as well.

Or those obstacles will take root, broaden, and imprison us all.

Take the time to let someone else know you see them today. Hope your day goes well.


Check out  my full-length novels: 
Aunty Ida’s Full-Service Mental Institution (by Invitation Only)   
Aunty Ida’s Holey Amazing Sleeping Preparation (Not Doctor Recommended) 
Her Cousin Much Removed
The Great Paradox and the Innies and Outies of Time Management.
And download Better Living Through GRAVY and Other Oddities, it’s quick and weird AND FREE!
Peruse Montraps Publishing
Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.