“We are the spirit, the collective conscience. We create the pain, and suffering, and beauty in this world.”~Tracy Chapman American singer-songwriter Tracy Chapman was born on this day in 1964.
“No amount of anxiety makes any difference to anything that is going to happen.”~Alan Watts British writer and speaker Alan Watts was born on this day in 1915.
“There's a difference between solitude and loneliness.”~Maggie Smith English actress Maggie Smith was born on this day in 1934.
This has been a very long week — of doing not much of anything. I am down with a positive covid diagnosis, so I’ve been stuck in this same damned room for the last week. To say I’m bored out of my gourd is an understatement. And until I’m covid-free, I’m stuck in neutral. My … Continue reading Rebuilding the Dream, Pt 5
"The older I get, the more I embrace who I am."~K. D. Lang Canadian pop and country singer-songwriter and occasional actress k.d. lang was born on this day in 1961.
Today is National Rocky Road Day.Rocky Road is a candy that was first invented in mid-nineteenth century Australia. As an ice cream, though, that was pure American ingenuity. In 1929, ice cream maker William Dreyer teamed up with candy maker Joseph Edy to create the original Rocky Road ice cream. Why the name Rocky Road, … Continue reading Trivia: National Rocky Road Day
(C) 2020, JJ Shaun I spent the first half of my life searching for “family.” Yes, I have my immediate blood family, but I always knew there was more to it than just my parents and siblings. I have a boatload of aunts, uncles, and cousins, at least half of whom are on the other … Continue reading The Comfort of Family
"There's nothing, repeat, nothing to be ashamed of when you're going through a depression. If you get help, the chances of your licking it are really good. But, you have to get yourself onto a safe path."~Mike Wallace American journalist and newscaster Mike Wallace was born on this day in 1918.
(C) https://www.culinaryschools.org/clipart/mexican/ Today is Cinco de Mayo, or the fifth of May. Cinco de Mayo commemorates the victory of the Mexican Army over the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. While the day is significant in Mexico, it has taken on a more significant role in Mexican-American culture and heritage. Cinco de Mayo … Continue reading Trivia: Cinco de Mayo
(C) 2020, JJ ShaunDressed for some wind therapy. Our governor downgraded the “Stay at Home” order to “Safer at Home.” Hence, we decided to get a little wind therapy yesterday. It was a perfect day. Not too hot, not too cold, not too windy.Having not ridden since last fall, I expected to have an issue … Continue reading Wind Therapy