Category: COVID Virus

Articles on a variety of topics as the thoughts occur

November 10, 2020 / / About Coffee!
November 9, 2020 / / COVID Virus
April 8, 2020 / / COVID Virus
March 29, 2020 / / COVID Virus
October 9, 2018 / / 500 Words!
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If it looks like a skunk, smells like a skunk…

Are you really sick, or just think you are? Hypochondria is when you think you’re ailing with a sickness or disease. Defined as “worrying excessively that you are or may become seriously ill that is unwarranted.” And the power of thought along that line can produce all the symptoms to mimic what is feared.

So does medicine, or the power of thought make you healthy? While you scratch your head thinking such a comment is ridiculous, consider

September 19, 2018 / / 500 Words!
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Will one word describe it?

Nobody gets away with just one word. Right? A popular trend these days offers challenges to say it with 50 words or less. Tell your life story in just ten words. There are even six word efforts with examples.

Now ask yourself, do you want to be limited to the number of words to say what’s on your mind? Details! How is it possible to fully explain or describe anything without the specifics? Who really wants

September 5, 2018 / / 500 Words!

A recent article about the state of the American wallet started me wondering just what people were thinking in terms of how all the bonuses, wage increases, and various other incentives were going to affect their lives. To be sure the media upped the “woe is us” hyperbole. A slap in the face

August 18, 2017 / / 500 Words!
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Riding A Camel In Morocco

Do you dare to do…what? Is going along with conventional ideas and pressures where you feel comfortable? That’s what is generally referred to as going with the flow. Following the crowd. Doing whatever, because someone else does. You get the idea.

The opposite for most is just too scary. Daring to do what you love absolutely falls into that category. What’s more frightening is most have no idea what they love to do. You’ve heard that question. If you could do anything you wanted and money was not the objective, what would you do? Suppose you couldn’t

July 22, 2017 / / Alan's Adventures
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Altitude Sign At Jose Rivas Refuge on Volcano Cotopaxi 2017

One more Bucket List item, or sorta, removed. Since the Ecuadorian Volcano, Cotopaxi, is considered in an eruptive state, scaling to the top is still off limits. No, there is no actual eruption, at least in the sense of lava flowing from the top. No huge molten boulders flying

May 15, 2017 / / 500 Words!
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Up against a tree before being UP in the tree!

If you’re crusin’ then you’re loosin’! That’s one way to look at what happens if your grey matter is not fully engaged. So what’s going on up there when you’re just sitting, passively contemplating…nothing in particular? Have you ever noticed how your thoughts resemble popcorn? Thoughts jump randomly from one topic to another with no obvious connection. It may even seem like some sort of serendipitous place to be, as it rarely leads to the negative. How can that be known? Ahh…well personal experience of the writer is a great place to start.

Consider how many things you do on complete auto pilot? Are you thinking about your driving on your way to work, or shopping? How about the way you fry eggs, or toast bread? A good case can be made that the subconscious has taken over when you’re doing those things. That allows your thoughts to actually wander. The question is what happens