N J Ray

 

Life 2.0 and other weird shit 

I’m Not Sorry

  I found a Ted Talk that might just be my favorite one of all time: “The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a Fuck” given by Sarah Knight.   Toward the end of my resentment at work, I bought one of those gas station key chains that said, “I’m Not Sorry.”...

Seeking the Light

  Once upon a time, in the days of grumpkins and snarks, when the winter seemed as eternal as a reincarnating cockroach... Wait. Wrong subject. Closer to sixteen years ago, a man named Karl Poff once explained that pain is relative.  He explained it to me like...

A Small Promise Kept for Woman…

...a large promise kept for who-the-hell knows.  I swore this morning--like I have most mornings recently--that, if I accomplished nothing else today, I WOULD write a post.  So here it is:  DEPRESSION SUCKS.  I know it doesn't  match the ever-optimistic Life...

Moving Forward

Just when I thought I had a handle on things, I‘m pretty sure the handle just kind of broke. Or disappeared, like a ghost hanging out with Sam and Dean. One things I’ve discovered is that I get writer’s block. A lot. Days (ahem, like 14 of them or so) had passed...

Doing a Thing

Holy hell, has it been a minute. I’ve been walking around in a daze for the past week. I’ve done a thing. A thing I’ve never done before. A week ago Sunday, I finished payroll, doing my best to ensure "my people" would be paid correctly. I then called the supervisor...

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...

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