I said in the previous MMM that we were coming up on a few anniversaries in my life. The first was on the 7th and I touched on it in my latest post, on the 8th. I lost my best friend in all the world two years ago, to them walking out of my life. … Continue reading Mel’s Monday Musings: February 11, 2019
Grief makes people idiotic sometimes.
Hello, dear ones! Here we are in February! How have you fared over the past week? I'll have something more profound to say next week (we're closing in on a date with great personal meaning), but today is another "simple pleasures" kind of day. It was an unusually warm day here, for February (50F!). We've … Continue reading Mel’s Monday Musings: February 4, 2019
Two things for y'all today (hopefully you'll get something of value from at least one of them!): 1. At a meeting for a large and beloved annual town festival, I gave a committee report to a room full of influential townspeople I don't know, as my face flamed (my co-chair, a native, always gives the … Continue reading Mel’s Monday Musings: January 28, 2019
This past week or so, I've been getting acquainted with a whole new level of cold weather. It was rare to even go below freezing in TX -- same for eastern NC where I grew up. But here in NNY? Yeahhh-- we've been below zero quite a few times here, and this weekend had seriously … Continue reading Mel’s Monday Musings: January 21, 2019
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What does being a Druid look like on a random Monday morning?
And 2019's Word of the Year is...
I didn't have plans to write much of anything today (and I almost didn't!) but then I hit a pocket of pain in an otherwise awesome day, and it occurred to me that for many of us, the holidays are like that. Some of us are missing people in our lives, and the holidays seem … Continue reading Mel’s Monday Musings: December 24, 2018
Every year for the past five years or so, in the final weeks of December, I've chosen a word for the following year. My "word of the year" (you've probably seen the concept in a dozen places by now) encompasses a trait or a goal or something else that I hope will serve as a … Continue reading Mel’s Monday Musings: December 17, 2018