83 Days Left

I feel like my emotions are all over the place. It's as though they're a jar of bouncy balls that have just been dumped on the sleek, shiny floor of a basketball court - darting this way and that, never settling for one damn second for me to get a handle on them. I feel … Continue reading 83 Days Left

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90 Days Left

You know the beginning of the film version of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part I where the Minister for Magic looks straight into the camera and says, "These are dark times; there is no denying,"? That kept running through my mind Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. I was in the Bad Place for sure. The … Continue reading 90 Days Left

“Let’s work the problem.”

One of my all-time favorite movies is Apollo 13. And my favorite character is Gene Kranz played by Ed Harris (pause to sigh longingly at Ed Harris - sigh). When the explosion happens, everyone in Mission Control on the ground in Houston is initially in disbelief. They go from saying things like "it's showing a quadruple failure … Continue reading “Let’s work the problem.”