Tag Archives: awareness

What’s in a name? Plenty.

Picking up my standard prescription refill at the pharmacy, the new technician asked for my name. I replied, “Last name ‘J-O-N-E-S-hyphen-S-M-I-T-H’, first name ‘S-T-E-F-A-N-I-E’.” The tech clicked the corresponding letters on the keyboard, then paused while the online system retrieved … Continue reading

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An “average” day

Since I don’t have children, am not in school, and do not care for elderly parents, some people wonder what I do on the days when I’m not working. Today was a day full of strange experiences – and yet, … Continue reading

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#59: Check out the observation deck at the Foshay Tower

Every culture has characteristics that make it unique from others.  Germans are notorious for being so direct and honest that often times they border on harsh, whereas Indians are raised to be so collaborative and accommodating that at times their … Continue reading

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Keep information free

I don’t often use this blog as a platform to push “agendas” (in fact, I don’t think I’ve ever used this blog for that purpose [not bad for being around for three years!]), but today, I’m breaking my self-imposed rule. … Continue reading

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#41: Visit the Alexander Ramsey House (a Minnesota Historic site)

In my quest to learn more about my adopted home city, yesterday I visited another local historic site: the Alexander Ramsey House.  The afternoon was gray, rainy, and unseasonably chilly. I seem to have a knack for scheduling myself for museum … Continue reading

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Do you want to be a model?

Yesterday I read a post from a new-to-me blogger that discussed the ways in which some women lash out against other women – particularly around body size/ shape/ aesthetic/ “beauty”.  The author called for a cease-fire, but then took the … Continue reading

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#82: Answer the “50 Questions That Will Free Your Mind”

I can’t remember how or why I stumbled on the list of “50 Questions That Will Free Your Mind”; but if answering a mere 50 questions will result in liberation, I’m totally willing to do that work!  So, over the … Continue reading

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