Every morning I look at Timehop and my Facebook memories. They reminded me that past me has done a lot on this date. One year I was in Zambia and walking a cheetah. One year I was in Sedona with my family. This story is about how it came about that ten years ago I … More Throwing Out the First Pitch
My post idea for the day was not a fun one. I decided I didn’t really want to write another sad post so I decided to go back to an old standard – the music shuffle. I am going to start my Spotify playlist on shuffle and share the first ten songs that come up. … More Spotify Shuffle
We have hit a milestone here at The World’s Common Tater. This is post 1500! Unlike TV shows, this milestone post will not be bigger and better than the rest of the posts. There are no big guest stars or events. Just me thinking about my blogging life. I started the blog way back in … More Post 1500
Yesterday in therapy I talked about how part of my stress over certain things were increased by stories friends shared on social media. They just happened to share a story about a topic that was part of my anxiety. For them it was “here is some interesting news I saw” while for me it was … More Trying to De-Stress My Online Life
I have had my laptop open for an hour. I’ve started and trashed several posts. I can’t seem to get the words out. I am only reading it fits and starts. It could be the book. It could be me. It could be both. I can’t settle my mind enough to do more than barely … More The Funk Continues
My phone will put together videos of some of my photos on occasion. Today’s was a video of some of my outdoorsy pictures. I decided to share here. They are from Santiago, Lake Tahoe, Yosemite, Manila and Kentucky.
This has been a hard week. I have managed to post something every day. It hasn’t been easy and the posts were generally short and didn’t take a lot of effort. This is the time when I wish I had saved up some of the book tag type posts so I have a guide for … More How Do You Write When You Don’t Feel Right?
Breaking news – it is summer and it is hot. It’s too hot to take the dog for a walk unless I do it early in the morning. It’s too hot to consider doing any outside work. It’s too hot to consider doing much of anything. I remember when I looked forward to summer. Summer … More The Dog Days of Summer
I’ve written before about what I call sudden onset melancholy. It is also one of the band names on my list. Those days when I’m just sad without a firm reason for the sadness. On those days, like today, it’s really hard to do much more than sit on the couch under a blanket and … More It’s Hard Sometimes
This post is not about the movie Groundhog Day. This post is not about me reliving the same day over and over even though it feels that way sometimes. No. This post is about a groundhog. A dead groundhog. I wrote before about birds and how I found a dead one in my driveway. This … More Groundhog Day