Life and Everything, Politics

Hey! Keep your smugness to yourself.

I got involved in an interesting discussion online. Part of the ongoing project of a friend who is on a mission to reduce the waste her household produces. She's doing an impressive job, but occasionally she comes across something that is neither reuseable nor recyclable nor compostable. This morning it was waxed paper. (Which is… Continue reading Hey! Keep your smugness to yourself.


Warm Butternut Squash Salad

I made this a lot a few years ago, then forgot about it.  Time to revive it.  It's a great winter salad - you can have it warm or cold, it's nice both ways, and you can eat it as a side salad or a whole meal with some nice bread. Serves 2 as a… Continue reading Warm Butternut Squash Salad

Fitness and Health, Life and Everything

How do you ask for help?

How do you ask for help when you feel vulnerable? How do you ask for help?  I've been wondering this for years, decades.    I think everyone finds it difficult, but some people seem to have the knack for it.  Some people can say "I really need help with tackling my garden this month." or… Continue reading How do you ask for help?

Life and Everything

World COPD Day

It's World COPD Day today, in recognition of people who, like me,  suffer from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.  I was going to go to the gym, in my own personal celebration of continuing to survive this damn thing. But I've been slain by a migraine this morning, so it's sofa and snooze instead. It's frustrating… Continue reading World COPD Day

Relationship Breakups
Life and Everything

5 Things You Need To Know About Breakups

Anger can easily destroy you. I was angry, I mean boiling-over furious.