Words, Windows and Disturbed

Have you ever experienced Altschmerz? Altschmerz is a German word that describes a weariness with the same old issues you’ve always had – the same boring flaws and anxieties that you’ve been gnawing for years. I am not sure about you but I experience this often. Just when you get an issue resolved….another one you’ve… Read More

Independence Day, 244 years

I do hope that you won’t mind indulging me once more in my speaking of the Magna Carta. It calls to mind, to me, in some small way of some of the struggles facing our nation today. The Magna Carta was put forth by 25 nobles. 25 wealthy men created a charter that would not… Read More

Friday photos and a few ramblings

Here are a few stories/links for you to check out and enjoy. Standing far below a roof of green pine needles, wisps of light wafting through said needles, the air warm and muggy around you, and the smell and crunch of pine straw beneath your feet. This is my idea of forest bathing and it… Read More

Fridays are for Pictures

Happy Friday to you all. I do hope that you find these pictures enjoyable. If you haven’t seen Wellington visiting the Belugas, you have to watch this. And a Peacock Mantis Shrimp may be one of the coolest “animals” that I have seen! They have 16 color-detecting receptors (humans only have 3!) and they can… Read More

Gen Z, an introduction

We have looked into four of the five generations over the last month. We began with the Silent Generation, moved to the Boomers, then onto Gen X, and last week we looked into the Millennials. Today, we are taking a look at Gen Z. Some other suggested names are iGen, Homelanders, Global Generation, Post-Millennials, or… Read More

Millennials, an introduction

So far, over the last few Fridays, we have gone over The Silent Generation, Baby Boomers, and Gen X. This week, we are looking at Millennials, those we previously noted as being born between the years 1981-2000. Although in 2018, the Pew Research Center adjusted the cut-off year to 1996, in order to keep the… Read More

Gen X, an introduction

The last two Fridays we have explored the Silent Generation and the Baby Boomers. This week, we are taking a look at Gen X, those born between 1965 and1980. Also known as the X’ers, the MTV Generation, Baby Busters, and my personal favorite Thirteeners. Gen X is also referred to as a lost generation, sandwiched… Read More

The Baby Boomers, an introduction

Last week I briefly covered The Silent Generation, a generation that at present only covers 3% of the global workforce. This week, I will be delving into the Baby Boomers. The Baby Boomers consist of those born from 1946 to1964. And by 2024, about 25% of the workforce is projected to be over the age… Read More

“Control tower your life” – by Lauren Allen

As I’ve grown older I have realized that I carry far more control over my life than I once thought. There will be and have been lots of situations and experiences that “happened” to me, but how I responded and choose to respond are all 100% within my control. Gretchen Rubin wrote “Better than Before”… Read More