#WednesdayWisdom: Make asteroid-ade

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So it seems our changed world isn’t going away any time soon. With no attempt from the federal government to control the spread or even minimize the death toll, we now live in an era with a ghoulish specter around every supermarket aisle.

When asked about the Americans dead, trump said “It is what it is.” No concern, no mourning, no thoughts for the dead who do not have to be. Just “it is what it is.”

We can rage against it, and we need our anger now more than ever, but even as we do, we have to adjust or we will exist in this state of reaching for something that is no longer there. Some people cannot handle it at all, you can see it in their ridiculous, depthless rage over masks.

Those are the creatures who perish after the asteroid. We are not the creatures who perish after the asteroid.

We take that asteroid and make asteroid-ade.

Just not literally because it would taste terrible. Let’s march toward November, or barely lift our feet toward November, because we’re tired, making the best of what there is now, and knowing our only hope of any normalcy comes with putting an end to this regime.

Meanwhile, accept now for what it is. It’s not great, it’s scary, and it could get worse. It’s also entirely the fault of Republicans. Do not forget that, and cut that rot out of our government forever.


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Her Cousin Much Removed
The Great Paradox and the Innies and Outies of Time Management.
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#TuesdayThoughts: The decline

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Sometimes I wonder if the Romans knew the end of their era had arrived. Who would have thought an orange, racist man who wasn’t very bright would be the end of ours.

Clearly, he has to go. Hopefully we can manage that in November.

I’m not sure if we’ll ever not be wearing masks, if that’s permanently changed as well, if restaurants won’t be a thing anymore. We’re may be on the other side of a one-way exit, with no going back.

That thought is not a pleasant one.

Meanwhile it’s sunny with puffy clouds, like the planet doesn’t have a care in the world, and maybe now it doesn’t, or has less of one. It’s quiet, but not in a way that helps me to focus.

Though that could be me, not it.

And with that, I’m off into the rest of the day. Have a good 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!
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Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.

#MondayThoughts: Different directions

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It’s a gray day today, likely with rain ahead and I’ve decided to focus on projects around home since travel is no longer possible.

I’m very easily distracted, though, today. I’m bouncing around among websites, not quite ready for the day that is Monday. So many things going on in my head, and only one head to do them all with.

So it goes on a Monday.

I’ve essentially come to terms with our weird new insular universe, but the interesting part about it is though we are physically distant, we still can chat with people globally at will. Isolated but not isolated, apart yet not really.

So it goes in the 21st Century.

I’m going to try to get myself centered on one task at a time. I hope you have a productive Monday.


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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Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.

#FridayThoughts: Oh well

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In another universe, I’m excitedly getting ready to board a plane for Amsterdam. My posts are ready for the next three weeks, and I’m all packed, the Lyft to the airport booked.

Lucky her.

In this universe, every part of that trip was cancelled, including being allowed into the Netherlands.

I swear today is the last day I’ll complain about it, with all that’s going on, it’s not a real problem, but what I can’t get over is how trump managed to destroy this country and the whole world in just under four years. I always thought everything was more solid than that.

I knew it would be bad but wow.

Granted he had help, and by help, I meant directions, and yet still, here we are in a place where my favorite daydream–travel–has become terrifying rather than invigorating.

The very culture of everything has changed.

Outside it looks lovely, blue sky and a few clouds, some puffy, some streaky. I will try to remind myself of all the annoying things I won’t have to deal with by staying home, and take the weekend to just relax.

I hope you can do the same. Have a great Friday.


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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Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.

#ThursdayThoughts: Ten Word Photo Prompt: Wistful

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Photo by Andrea Piacquadio on Pexels.com

It’s ten word story time! Using the image above, write a ten word story.

EXACTLY ten words.

Ready?

Here’s mine:

When she woke, the world had started all over again.

#WednesdayWisdom: Rage is good.

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Forget platitudes about “forgiveness” and other such nonsense. That is intended to make you pliable, to ease the difficulty of your own abuse.

We are in a dystopian nightmare, it gets worse daily and now people are being whisked off the street by a plainclothes gestapo. There is a pandemic that never should have been–it could have been ENTIRELY PREVENTED–that seems it will never end with people within government themselves happily spreading it.

Do not accept any of this quietly. Do not subdue your rage, do not become compliant to our own subjugation by a fascist regime. We can make it harder for them, and our rage is the way to push us through it, push us through the despair.

I don’t know what will happen, things are darker than you imagine, and we are further gone than you probably thought. But be angry about it, there is nothing wrong with righteous anger.

Don’t let anyone tell you differently.

Have a methodically-rage filled 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!
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Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.

#TuesdayThoughts: SO LATE

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Today I watched the entire Barr hearing, and by entire, I mean I muted the Republicans because honestly listening to them is a waste of time and you can never get those minutes back.

And I had a meeting, which makes me extra late for the blog. Sorry. I hope you weren’t waiting for me.

Today it has been sunny and gray and sunny and gray and I watched some of our Representatives with awe and I watch some with horror and revulsion. It makes you wonder at how we are where we are, and yet here we are.

And those are the extent of my thoughts, my brain a pile of hearing-made mush, watching an attorney general unrepentantly shred the Constitution is pretty much my limit for any given day.

I hope you enjoy what is left of this 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.

#MondayThoughts: So much for that.

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It’s a gray day, but in an impressionist painting kind of way, everything softened in the muting of the sun. The clouds are a study of lights and darks, and maybe, maybe the heat has broken a bit.

This isn’t, by far, the biggest issue to come from this pandemic, or a real issue, or even a problem, but I was set to take an amazing trip this summer, I would have been leaving Friday, and now that is gone. Not gone for now, but gone forever because that kind of trip will never look the same again.

To say it now sounds so strange, it was a cruise, but booked before a cruise became a thing conjuring up confined spaces with endless germs converging. I suppose that was always a risk, but now anything we might not have considered about it is all there in stark relief.

I’ve been on one cruise before, to Alaska, and I meticulously used sanitzer wherever available, determined not to get an infamous stomach bug. But that alone seems futile now.

Beyond that, we aren’t allowed in any of the countries I would have seen, and all the images I had in my head of this incredible experience have converted to people in hospital beds, people being brutalized by nameless military simply for protesting, endless gloom in an endless loop.

That usurper in the White House has stolen so much from us, all as he scooped armfuls of cash straight out of the economy to line his own mattress. People are losing their livelihoods and their homes and their lives.

I know my trip doesn’t really matter in the scheme of things, within the larger picture. But he managed to take that too, and with that, my bright spot, the thing that kept me looking forward.

So that is me for today, sad about something that almost was and can never be. I hope you have a Monday filled with whatever it is you need today.


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.

#FridayThoughts: Not nearly caffeinated enough

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It’s Friday yet again. I’ve had a mediocre week, learning that the federal government wants to “invade” your city can do that. We are in a nightmare within a nightmare within a nightmare.

So. You know. Fun.

Writing this week has proven difficult, both in subject matter and brain power, I’m not sure if I’m cooking a migraine or it’s something else, but I’ve been feeling off. I need to focus today and get it done, it’s lingering.

Meanwhile it’s sunny with a bit of haze, and quiet, and no matter how much coffee I drink, it doesn’t seem to be enough coffee. Alas.

What I’m saying is I think I’m having more coffee.

Anyway, I’m heading back to writing, but I hope you have as nice a Friday and weekend as you can, given the way things are going.


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.

#ThursdayThoughts Ten Word Photo Prompt: New Problems

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Photo by Andrea Piacquadio on Pexels.com

It’s ten word photo prompt time! Using the image above as a prompt, write a ten word story.

EXACTLY ten words.

Super easy, right??

Don’t mind me, I’m just laughing maniacally.

Ready? Here’s mine:

Now out, the computer refused to let Bitsy back in.