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The idea that some lives matter less is the root of all that is wrong with the world. Dr. Paul Farmer
The suffering of others is not alleviated when no one knows about it.
There is no one right way to live. Daniel Quinn Ishmael
The only thing that you need to start an asylum is an empty room and the right sort of people.
We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be. Kurt Vonnegut

Monday, January 7, 2013


Going back to my jobs this week.  Yeah, they are all volunteer gigs, but I created most of them and I am very good at what I do. 

Mentoring is a snap most of the time.  I am with the same student for the second year, and that is all I have to share about that.  Yep.

The jobs related work, well, I actually did create both of those positions.  The first is for a city agency, to which I had gone with the idea.  Coming up on four years providing work documents, resources and referrals and support for social services.  I do the same thing, only slightly differently for a state agency.  I like both places, pretty much equally.  Very different environments and staff, but both are so satisfying.  And, if I finish early at the state gig, I can usually squeeze time in for something fun, lunch or a walk or just sitting down by the harbor and watching the waves and the people.

I have been away from those activities for a month because I have been ill for a long time and a trip to the doctor and some crummy test results and, well, here I am, back on track, recovering from a bad cold (is there any other and whilst I was not looking forward to having such a busy schedule again when I thought about it last week, today finds me feeling great about returning.

Tomorrow is me, doing my best to finish the laundry, something I really do not want to do, but I love clean bedding and clothes, so what is a girl to do.  It really was so nice to have a washer and dryer in the house.  You know, that might be the only, like absolutely only-only-only thing that I miss from my old life.  Seriously.  That means the balance of my Universe is just fine, so no complaining is warranted.  Rats.

 I had better make sure that I stop at the market for tote-able food for lunches when I am out tomorrow.  I really cannot see myself taking oatmeal or broth and saltines.  Maybe.

Wonder if CoolCat will miss our naps.


  1. So pleased to hear you are loving what you are doing. Did you see the Laundry schedule yesterday on my blog? If not here it is again:
    Sort - Today
    Wash - Later
    Fold - Eventually
    Iron - Ha-ha!
    Hope that helps! x

  2. Yeah, I did see that. I check your blog every day because it always makes me feel better.