Rapid Fire, Thought(s) for Thursday

Funny thing, this idea of sharing “rapid fire” thoughts spewing from my one-of-a-kind mind —

by the way, we all have that mind, we all have our own one-of-a-kind thought stream —

sharing the experience of what’s come across on any given day, even just the items themselves well, it just seems like the right thing to do, a little glimpse behind the curtain as it were,

And so here it comes, for the record:

Toast. Yummy.

The other night, a little snack: wheat bread slice, toasted, drizzle with EVOO, sprinkle with parmesan cheese

Work. Solve the problems, keep learning. Do it where you know you’re supported and motivated and inspired? GOOD.

Values are the foundation

Inspired AND funny? Jon Stewart? Just won the Mark Twain American Humor Award? Yep and yep and yep. Also very very GOOD.

His podcast overall, worth it; and this particular episode on caste, extremely good

And there you have it. What do you think about, come across on your day to day?

Love to hear a snippet from ya!

Rapid Fire, Thought(s) for Wednesday

Hump Day, Wednesday. Fired up, expect to be, getting through the last week of April. Funny thing, I used to not see the months as quarters, quarters of a calendar year, fiscal year, business year, revenue year,

But now I do.

And I also see this day, hoping my cold brew containers have something in them to fuel the day. I brewed up a bunch on Sunday, ready to go Monday.

Has it lasted this far? Honestly, I didn’t check.

I hope so.

And hope this first month of the second quarter buttons up proper too.

Oh and the cold brew? Here’s the set up that brought it together.

The brew.
The strainer / transfer
The containers

Rapid Fire, Thought(s) for Tuesday

I’ve been listening to NPR for the better part of 30 years; maybe even a few more than that.

I love the variety and quality of the content, the many different voices that make it a great and reliable source of news, insight, information.

Lately, these past three months now, with the war in Ukraine, I am repeatedly humbled by the reporting and stories from NPR coming out of the war-torn country. So SO many reporters, correspondents, the people I’ve come to know on the radio and trust, many many of them are doing reporting trips into Ukraine and the surrounding areas to bring listeners the latest and most accurate insights on the situation on the ground.

The stories make all the difference to insuring the world knows what’s happening, and hopefully building momentum to bring this conflict to an end.

So this post, another humble but sincere effort to express gratitude, appreciation to the NPR teams doing the reporting work, and solidarity with them and the people who are living (and dying) during this nightmarish time.

Thank You, in no particular or complete order, Frank, Brian, Tim, and so so many more.

THANK YOU.

Rapid Fire, Thought(s) For Monday

I just keep going.

I just keep trying to have a good attitude.

I just keep trying to learn.

I just keep trying to not make mistakes.

It’s a sing-song of common experiences, in the end. Work, career challenges, divorce, sick loved ones, death, unexpected struggle, even expected struggle, it’s all part of it.

I just keep trying to be there for the people that need me.

I just try to come through if I can when the opportunity presents.

I fall short; sometimes I fall short dramatically and repeatedly.

And they I try again.

That’s the name of the game.

And I’m still in the game.

The Ohlone Way

“Forefathers of the Ohlone People lived here. Here is where they are buried.

The Ohlone World was a religious world; a world of the spirit.

Walk gently. Walk with reverence. It will give you peace.”

I didn’t write it; but I remember it. From four decades passed.

Still rings true.

Amen, AMEN.

Blog Like a Tweet: No Filter. GOOD.

I think that’s one of the main points of this blog.

Unfiltered, honest sharing about life in my little corner of the universe. Nothing fancy, just mine.

It’s 2:57 PM in the afternoon on Saturday as I write this.

After 26 days of Covid in the family and single parenting, the kids went back to their mom to reset some time with her, and catch up after all the delay,

Thanks so much for all the time I had with them, enough of a feel of “solo parent” for me, glad we share the time in a more balanced fashion overall,

And now, it’s time for a little nap on the couch.

How luxurious!

And feels GOOD.

🙂

The Ohlone Way

“Forefathers of the Ohlone People lived here. Here is where they are buried.

The Ohlone World was a religious world; a world of the spirit.

Walk gently. Walk with reverence. It will give you peace.”

I didn’t write it; but I remember it. From four decades passed.

Still rings true.

Amen, AMEN.