BHAY: Travel Update on My Audacious Journey

It’s been almost six months of this quest to have a Big, Hairy Audacious Year. I’m at the halfway point of my journey, and lately I’ve been travel sick.   I’ve been travel sick before, of course.  I can’t read during a flight, or I start to feel queasy. So I knit. If I readContinue reading “BHAY: Travel Update on My Audacious Journey”

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BHAY Blog 2: Better Living Through Cats and Chemicals

I have two cats. I’m very allergic to cats. Because of the contradiction implied in those first two statements, my life involves taking lots of drugs. They are allergy medicines, as prescribed my wonderful allergist, Dr. Joseph Rudolph. He casually drops hints that my life might be better without the cats, but I smile sweetlyContinue reading “BHAY Blog 2: Better Living Through Cats and Chemicals”

BHAY Post 1: My Big Hairy Audacious Toe – foreshadowing, or my computer’s encounter with gravity?

I hope there ’s nothing symbolic or meaningful in the fact that the first day of my Big Hairy Audacious Year begins with a limp. Not just a limp, but a limp caused by dropping my laptop computer so that it’s narrow edge landed on my big toe, a big toe without a shoe toContinue reading “BHAY Post 1: My Big Hairy Audacious Toe – foreshadowing, or my computer’s encounter with gravity?”

Blog #27: Water, Water, Everywhere, so Why Don’t I Take a Drink?

While it has been a challenge to pick up my needle, the pattern and the fabric and work on my projects, and it has taken me a while to get in the habit of following the FlyLady’s routines to create a more orderly home. Blogging is an entirely new venture, so I’m learning new skillsContinue reading “Blog #27: Water, Water, Everywhere, so Why Don’t I Take a Drink?”

Blog #20: Redefining Productivity, First in a Three-Part Series

Our culture has an unhealthy definition of what it means to be productive. Education’s purpose is to create productive members of our economy. We measure an individual’s worth by his or her contribution to the Gross National Product: we can fall into the trap of defining a productive member of society as someone who hasContinue reading “Blog #20: Redefining Productivity, First in a Three-Part Series”

Blog # 17: Time Flies Like an Arrow, Fruit Flies Like a Banana

I attended college in Minnesota. Northfield, Minnesota to be exact. There are two colleges in Northfield: St. Olaf, famous for its music program, and Carleton. I went to Carleton, which I tell my friends from St. Olaf is the good college in Northfield.  They love it when I say that. LOL. Winters can be hardContinue reading “Blog # 17: Time Flies Like an Arrow, Fruit Flies Like a Banana”

Blog #15: My BHAM: Am I Setting Myself Up for Failure or Success?

Inertia – Wikipedia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inertia Inertia is the resistance of any physical object to any change in its velocity. This includes changes to the object’s speed, or direction of motion. An aspect of this property is the tendency of objects to keep moving in a straight lie at a constant speed, when no forces act uponContinue reading “Blog #15: My BHAM: Am I Setting Myself Up for Failure or Success?”