The fun & the fluff. Random pieces about random things.

The Earth Remembers

It's a tight window, This duration of time. Three thousand or so years since the expanse of civilization. The Earth remembers… The time before; The quiet time near forgotten. She longs for a period of silence And of rest and peace. The…
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I Am

Here's how I see the person I am and am trying to be. I'm not sure what value it will have to others, but I decided to share it anyway. Perhaps it will inspire others to reflect on their own reflection. Just remember to keep it positive when…
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Happy 2 Years Moving On Upwards!

This week marks the second anniversary of Moving On Upwards. Happy anniversary! Now that that's out of the way it's time to reflect on these past two trips around the sun. In some measures Moving On Upwards has been a success. We've…

Grit

Grit Inspired by the Charles Portis novel TRUE GRIT What is grit? Physically it's loose particles of sand and stone. Think coarse sandpaper or the sand inside a bathing suit after a visit to the beach. Used to describe a person, grit's not…
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What Being Jewish Means

I am Jewish. It's not a statement of my religious affiliation, and it doesn't fully describe my beliefs, spirituality, and life practices. To me, being Jewish is a piece of me, like being short or incredibly intelligent. It's similar to…
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Still Fat On The Inside

I used to be fat. In my opinion I weighed somewhere between thick and heavy. My max weight of 210 lbs on a five foot five inch frame indicated my body mass index was 34.9. The BMI stated I was obese. I was five points above overweight. But…
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Producing the Product of the Unproductive (A Poem)

Is it okay to take a break for one day, or one week, from this need to produce? Consistency pulls. It tells me that if I don't do this thing which I have arbitrarily told myself for so long makes me: 1. productive, 2. on the path to success, and 3.…

Persistence

We travel down this path, tired, sore, but still moving on. I try to recall why we initially embarked on this journey, but my memory is unclear after so long. It may have just been our wanderlust. It may have been our curiosity to find we are…

Mothers, Unsung Heroes of Our Lives

Today is Mother's Day. I spell Mother with a capital M. This is because the Mothers in our lives are magical people and they deserve so much more than one day to celebrate their sacrifices and dedication. I feel this because of the encouragement…