Getting my head examined

“You’re crazy … you should really get your head examined!” How many times have I heard that in my life? More times than I would like to admit. I suppose I’ve said some zany and unexpected things over the years, causing someone to criticize or complain about me. Not crazy, “cool” like some enviable hipContinue reading “Getting my head examined”

Just sittin’

I’ve been doing a lot of nothing during the month of February and it’s been liberating. Doing nothing, just hanging around, watching Netflix or just wasting time is not wasting time. There’s a first time for everything and for the last few weeks I’ve really enjoyed doing nothing; for me it’s been surprisingly worthwhile. It’sContinue reading “Just sittin’”

An off the hook dilemma

Can I continue being “off the hook” and work part time? Now that I’ve re-entered the workforce working about 10-15 hours a week, the question I labored over before accepting the position was whether I could remain “off the hook” and work at the same time. When I started blogging ”off the hook” nearly fiveContinue reading “An off the hook dilemma”

Happiness, where are you?

“Happiness, where are you? Come out, come out, where ever you are!” Though retired I’m still ambitious. I strive to accomplish a lot of things each and every day but find true, long lasting happiness eludes me. While happiness seems to be on everybody’s wish list, I wonder if it’s been made up by greetingContinue reading “Happiness, where are you?”

Wired and wonderful

Wired. Everything and everybody seems to be wired today. That’s what the researchers say, the TED Talk storytellers, Bruce Springsteen, advertisers, neurologists too. Brene Brown PhD LCSW says humans are “wired for connections, it’s in our biology. As infants our need for connection is about survival. As we grow older connection means feeling valued, accepted,Continue reading “Wired and wonderful”

New responsibilities

“Off the hook” is an idiom that dates back to the 17th century and with increased popularity in the mid-1800s. It means to be “free from some responsibility; removed from some difficulty”. It’s been used as “a dated phrase to indicate something is cool, funk or enjoyable”. In a figurative sense, it’s when a bossContinue reading “New responsibilities”

Elegant code makes me happy

The happy engineers couldn’t make me happy. I know they tried and so did I, but communicating through on line forums and chats sometimes just doesn’t cut it when you have a problem with a website or application. I had to seek out my very own WordPress therapist to talk it through and fix myContinue reading “Elegant code makes me happy”