This week I’m identifying most and best with my broken car fob and our traumatized, terrified yet indignant and supremely weird new dog. This is because recently I hit a wall due to the rut of our present existence and other factors. When you’re feeling low, it’s good practice to count your blessings. There is […]
SYSTEM ALERT: Is What Happened to My Mom Going To Happen To Meeeeeeeeee?
Why have a blog if you can’t use it to openly discuss the potential manifestation of your absolute worst fear? 😺 Yeah. This is the blog post I really avoided writing and here it is. In this post I’ve tried to bedazzle my worst fear and all my fretting and freaking out with pictures and […]
An American’s Entitled Perspective on Scotland 2007-2010 😂
When most of the world announced that they would not be allowing Americans to travel to their countries due to our really poor handling of the coronavirus, I imagine a cheer rose from the crowd in at least a couple Scottish pubs. I’m sure there were more cheers in more pubs but I can only […]
Shit happens. When your shorts fall down, pull them up, be grateful to have pants and get on to cleaning up the trash and contemplating what the hell you’re doing with your life.
The Edinburgh Fringe, Tourists, Darkness and My Disdain
I grew up in a somewhat tourist-y area. Baraboo, Wisconsin is naturally gorgeous and features a lake which was formed by glaciers. It’s named “Devil’s Lake” and thus throughout the surrounding area many of the roads and activities are titled “Devil’s This” and “Devil’s That” and, as a kid, I just thought it was all […]
Same Rant, Now With Castle View
Rough day yesterday. 911. Emergency room. Parking lots. In any case, a reminder to not allow meaningless, small stuff to dominate time because our time is short. And this reminds me of feeling the same way in Scotland: tired. One day, while living in Edinburgh and feeling overwhelmed by deadlines and recent deaths and academia, […]
Thirty-Eight Resolutions From the Past
When I was trying to finish my doctorate, I often found I couldn’t. Thus, since resolutions are useless, I decided to come up with some because useless things are my specialty, and as usual I couldn’t write about the things I was supposed to be writing about. But I could of course write to complain […]