N J Ray

 

Life 2.0 and other weird shit 

Coming to Terms

A lady I worked with many years ago once imparted a great wisdom, whispering conspiratorially in my ear, "Life is so much better when I chose to be happy over being right. I'd much rather be happy than right."   Sixteen years ago, those words tore through the...

The Measure of an Hour

It’s amazing what a week’s worth of real sleep will do for you. I took four days off and, oh-my-God was it good for the soul. I puttered a little; I visited old friends. I discovered what it was like to get a full night’s sleep. Nothing major happened over the week,...

Where did 2018 Go?

Instead of my usual looking forward wistfully to the blank boxes of a new calendar, I find myself mulling over the past year. I do wonder how 2018 has set up the absolute unknown of 2019, but mostly I’m looking back. New Year’s Eve is a good time to do that, I...

What you dig?

Because I'm always down for some good reading, or listening, or whatever, tell me what you're digging on now.  Is it a blog? A book? A movie you're watching over and over again? A song, an artist?  Let me know what you're digging, why you dig it, and where I can find...

You Matter

You Matter

Whether you’re bluesy, feeling alone, or just plain tired from the year, know that you matter. You ABSOLUTELY matter. Maybe it’s damn near impossible to see right now. Or maybe it’s been that way for longer than you can remember.

Giveaway Number One

Giveaway Number One

Y’all, I am so, so, so excited! As you may know, I’ve pledged to use 20% of any writing, website, or consulting money to support artists and the arts. I’ve finally been able to take my first step toward that pledge.

Dying to Be Me

Dying to Be Me

I’ve been reading Dying to be Me by ANITA MOORJANI. I had first heard of her several years ago…

Thanksgiving and Hopeseizing

Thanksgiving and Hopeseizing

I think Thanksgiving is kind of like Valentine’s Day—if someone beats their partner 364 days a year but brings them chocolate on Valentine’s Day, does that mean that Valentine’s Day is special?

Bohemian Fiction

Bohemian Fiction

Fiction, I’ve read (somewhere) is the art of telling lies that present a greater truth. Fiction walks the tightrope between fantasy and reality.

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