#TuesdayThoughts: Buy my books.

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I don’t have much to say today given all that’s going on, so instead, check out my books. Buy them.

Even read them!

You know you want to. Maybe sorta.

#TuesdayThoughts: Onward onward

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It’s Tuesday, in case you hadn’t noticed or lost track, and I am not full of ideas. That does happen. Lately, more often than not.

I had a spider on the handle of my window this morning, it was clearly trying to find its way back out, and I obliged it, trapping it in a little cup, and then putting it in the widow frame. And like it knew what was happening, it walked to freedom.

There are a ton of people outside on this sunny day with fluffy bursts of clouds, the sky at least a dozen shades of blue. You’d think it was a normal day in early summer, not the middle of a pandemic, not life under a fascist.

Humans are adapatable.

Or maybe really really adept at denial. I largely think it’s the second one.

I didn’t finish my coffee this morning, I probably should have, alas. I could always heat it. Or pretend it’s iced and it’s supposed to be cold.

Eh.

Anyway, I’m off into the great yonder of Tuesday. Have a great day, as long as it’s grounded in reality.


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!
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#TuesdayThoughts: Brace for impact

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There are conflicts erupting all over the world right now, and we all know who is behind them. He’s been itching for a world war, and it looks like he might get one.

Prepare yourself.

This downward spiral has so much further it can go, and no doubt that is the goal of it all.

Nope, not light and writerly. Not today.

I wish there was more hope right now, but that is the thing about evil, it is relentless, it is unfeeling. It is difficult for us to stop.

I’m not sure how we stop it.

Remain vigilant, and remember that all we see is not all that’s happening. Also remember, trump and his regime are not on our side; they have not been with this pandemic, they will not be in the future.

Not a cheerful post, I grant you. Have a productive, thoughtful Tuesday.


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!
Peruse Montraps Publishing
Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.

#TuesdayThoughts: Clouds on the way?

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It’s pretty sunny now, but we’re supposed to get rain and I believe it, my head believes it. Still quiet out, in sharp contrast to the changes working their way into the world.

I’m back on half-caff today, but not sure if it will stick, and I’m willing words into my head, because today they’re in short supply. Unusual, I know.

Here we are, well into June, the year already halfway through and it barely feels like it’s begun. And yet…

So here we are, and I wonder if we’ll even make it through to November at this rate, when the “bad people” are the ones who oppose fascism. Which is singularly the viewpoint of fascists.

On that note, I’m going to call it a blog. Have a Tuesday in which you fight for the rights of others, because that is the best we can do.


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!
Peruse Montraps Publishing
Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.

#TuesdayThoughts: The change to come

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We seem to be trudging toward a very dismal future, unless something intervenes and as of yet nothing seems inclined. But let’s be clear: where we are falls solely, solely on the shoulders of Republicans.

One thing that genuinely irks me is when people blame Democrats for the Republicans’ actions, and then say there’s no use in blaming the Republicans because they won’t do anything. And that’s exactly the point of it.

Blame them. Hold them accountable. Make their compliance with a regime that wants to deploy the military against US citizens the worst decision they ever made. Push back.

Don’t complain that Democrats didn’t say the thing you wanted them to say in the words you wanted them to say it. Take the fight to the people who are actually causing us harm.

Only the Republicans can stop Trump at this point. Only the Republicans, because they hold the Senate. Only the Republicans can say this has to end, that using federal police to tear gas a peaceful crowd exercising its First Amendment rights is too far.

I’m sure that they won’t, but hold them accountable. Name their names., including the ones advocating active killing of dissenting Americans. And come November, make sure they lose for their lack of loyalty to their nation and their constituents.

The time where silence is not violent has passed.

Have a reflective Tuesday.


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!
Peruse Montraps Publishing
Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.

#TuesdayThoughts: Take a break

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My mind is filled with non-bloggy things, so today I suggest you read my books. Start with Aunty Ida, she’d know how to get us out of this place.

After getting us into it first.

#TuesdayThoughts: There might be a sun somewhere

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It’s rainy again today, and misty enough the world itself may have dissolved. I can’t be sure that it hasn’t, weird things abound these days.

I’m midway through my coffee, which is rapidly cooling, and I am both tired and awake, which is a strange state of being. So it goes on a Tuesday.

Sunday I spent a window of time untangling a pair of headphones, the wired kind, and every time I look over at them, they’re at it again, working themselves into knots. Why?

I mean I know there’s a whole physics to it, but it’s like it’s broader than that, like they have their very own agenda. I don’t get it.

Anyhow, off I go with my thoughts like headphone wires, bound to get tangled, sooner or later. Have a great Tuesday.


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!
Peruse Montraps Publishing
Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.

#TuesdayThoughts: Evolution

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It’s unabashedly sunny today, a few streaky clouds but nothing serious. My workout was good, my orange this morning particularly good, my coffee is cold but there’s nothing new about that.

The trees are starting to green up, and it’s a bit like fall in reverse, with some of them full of reddish-brown buds. I wonder if the crab apples are out yet.

I love the crab apples.

Today would be the day to meander along the lakefront, if only we were allowed to do so. Maybe soon.

That would be nice.

Though I can’t imagine feeling comfortable close to other people yet. It feels like our world is forever changed. In evolution, some change happens gradually, over millennia. Other change suddenly because of a catastrophic event.

We’re living our catastrophic event.

It doesn’t mean things will be worse forever, but they may be different. Sometimes species thrive because of the cataclysmic event. We’re here for precisely that reason; the asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs made room for mammals to flourish.

It wasn’t so great for the dinosaurs, though.

Anyway, that’s it for Tuesday. Have a really lovely 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!
Peruse Montraps Publishing
Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.

#TuesdayThoughts: Why not?

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It’s gray and drizzly, at least I think it is, I can’t tell if it’s actually raining, and it’s definitely a baking day today. Why not?

We’re here in Quarantine Land and my coffee is chilly. Right now I’m missing the Chicago Botanic Garden, though I guess I wouldn’t be there now. I stood up and can confirm actual rain, the sidewalks and roads are wet.

I’ve decided to be less morose than yesterday, as much as a person can decide such things, though maybe the weather helps with the mentality of staying in. It will be up and down, I guess, onward from here.

I’m going to attempt marble cupcakes from this recipe. I’m not going to do marble frosting though, because I don’t have the big tip and also I just want plain chocolate.

I’ve always enjoyed marbled cakes, I realized.

Given the lockdown situation, I’m probably going to eat a lot of them, but that’s totally valid, right? If you can’t eat an entire batch of cupcakes during quarantine, when can you?

OK, I promise, some will go in the freezer. I just won’t specify how many.

Anyway, have a lovely Tuesday and may yours also be filled with cupcakes.


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!
Peruse Montraps Publishing
Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.

#TuesdayThoughts: Come on, us!

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It’s cloudy-sunny or sunny-cloudy I don’t really know and it doesn’t seem to either. As you may or may not know from yesterday, I’m trying to keep things light around here this week.

We’ll see how that goes.

Funny inspiration is a little thin on the ground at the moment. Kind of like the sort of fog that’s happening out there. Or haze. Eh, we’re all in one these days.

Especially me right now. I’m definitely trying too hard.

Such a weird thing, trying too hard. You think if you give it a minute, the inspiration will arrive, fully-packed cases in hand, stuffed with clever funny instant mood changers.

Instead, you find yourself running after it, pathetically calling as it ignores you, that magical glitter of ideas sprinkling in the air behind them but hitting you only squarely in the eye.

Or maybe that’s just me.

What I’m saying is inspiration is a tricky, fickle…traveling salesperson?

Is that what I’m saying?

Who can really tell at this point? Anyway, it’s Tuesday, so have a terrific 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!
Peruse Montraps Publishing
Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.