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mon posted: Mon 2018-02-12 05:24:43 tags: n/a
Woke 7:30a a bit hungry. Shower, mocha TIL: "Mocha" originally denoted a coffee bean strain with cocoa-y notes from the Red Sea port of Mocha, Yemen. By drift it came to represent any coffee + chocolate flavor, by mixture with chocolate syrup for example. So my instant coffee + cocoa powder habit is within bounds of the current word use and we can retire "choffee". In the chaos of moving and setting up new utility accounts, I never got around to extending my financial projection into 2018. It helped ... (...more)
sun posted: Mon 2018-02-12 05:18:40 tags: evangel
10:30 Eucharist / St Christopher's, Garner
State farmer's market
long nap
broc/chz soup
polished thoughts to put yesterday's entry to bed
social media til sleepy

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sat posted: Sat 2018-02-10 09:10:16 tags: n/a
All. The. Thrifts. Plus "At Home" In telling my "story" as an Adult Child of an Alcoholic / Dysfunctional Family, time and again I have juxtaposed the adages about personal responsibility and choice against my own experience. In capsule, the addict alone bears responsibility for their addiction, so it's not fair to say "Dad drove Mom to drink"... but (drumroll) he sure kept the engine running. (rim shot) Confronted with reality-checks, Dad will deflect, characteristically of narcissism - "yeah well M... (...more)
fri posted: Fri 2018-02-09 08:58:28 tags: n/a
Back in the day, Sesame Street and Electric Company drilled the concept of "taking turns" as basic fairness. When someone would rather isolate and sulk in bed than take turns between the shiny new bicycle and the rusty old one, it just looks overentitled and bratty. The other day the phrase was put in my mouth, "suck it up". Yes, in fact "sucking it up" is precisely what I'm doing when I use a less-preferred facility because the more-preferred one is camped. "Sucking it up", putting forth the necessary ex... (...more)
thu posted: Thu 2018-02-08 10:25:52 tags: n/a
NCWorks IT career fair - the message from the noncommercial employers (Raleigh and Durham cities, NC state, NCSU, and SECU) was mostly "check our website and apply through there". Psychology Today blogger overanalyzes Johnny Lydon's PIL song "Rise" to pontificate that anger is not an emotion. (Guess what it is, if it's not an emotion...) Meanwhile, Conflict Resolution Education declares anger is a "secondary" emotion. Another Psych Today blogger says no, anger is a primary emotion.... (...more)