the sensitive, the considerate and the plucky

“I believe in aristocracy, though — if that is the right word, and if a democrat may use it. Not an aristocracy of power, based upon rank and influence, but an aristocracy of the sensitive, the considerate and the plucky. Its members are to be found in all nations and classes, and all through the […]

It’s my bloggy and I’ll write about my period if I want to! or “Don’t be a Sharer-Hater”

Some people seem to have a deep and abiding urge to share their innermost thoughts and feelings.  I am one of those people.  While I recognize this can be one of my most precious personality traits, I am also aware that it is a tendency that has the potential to cause hurt.  Now that I am a grown up, mature 46-year-old lady, I can look back […]

lame cliches and other pathetic social networking behavior – a little rant

Here are a few things I am REALLY TIRED of seeing on facebook, in blogs, or blog comments or anywhere else on the web for that matter: -The expression “Wow!  Just wow!”. -The word “snarky”. -The word “hysterical” to describe anything other than that which is TRULY hysterical, which does not include 99% of that […]

aforementioned bedraggled blog post about rule-following by harsh self-critic

“I believe in rules.  Sure I do.  If there weren’t any rules, how could you break them?”   Leo Durocher (American Baseball Player, 1905-1991) Last weekend I was involved in a conversation with a close girlfriend and my boyfriend on the subject of our individual inclinations towards following rules.  It was duly noted by my girlfriend that I […]

I’m Not Lisa! (and other reasons why I am blogging)

I have now published seven blog posts.  Seven little essays I wrote all by myself.  I did not show them to anyone, nor ask anyone’s permission before clicking the “publish” button.  As I am writing them, it feels like a bubble of words and emotions is welling up in me.  Clicking that button is like popping the bubble as it reaches the surface.  It […]