Life, Family

  1. No Man, No Cry

    This really happened. Four or five months ago I joined Flagstaff Freethinkers Meetup Group. I was interested in meeting fellow atheists. It was the closest group to my residence until just last month when an offshoot group nearby was formed. Anyhow, before the group in Sedona came into being, the Flagstaff Freethinkers group offered the promise of meeting like-minded folks in northern Arizona. I was hopeful. It isn’t easy to come across other godless people—especially intelligent ones....
  2. Going for Simple

    When simple is better… Fresh-picked heirloom tomatoes from the garden, sliced, then lightly sprinkled with kosher salt A clean, efficient computer with the bare minimum of files and programs A desktop with fewer than eight icons and shortcuts Minimalist attire: undergarments, pants, top, socks, shoes, wallet, keys, and phone A cup of coffee, brewed at home—black Bare, white walls and high ceilings with natural light An empty car interior—no junk—only the hardware that...
  3. Cyberspace When You're Dead

    I stumbled upon a wonderful article in the New York Times. It was written this last January but the information is still fresh and valid. The article addresses the issue of cyberspace after death—what happens to our digital lives when we die? A lot of people don’t like to think about death—so much so that they put off getting a will made until the last minute—if at all. So thinking about a will for one’s digital assets isn’t something most folks spend Sunday afternoons pondering. I, however,...
  4. If You Were Brilliant Could I Love You?

    *Update 5/16/2011: This post was kind of experimental in nature. It was meant to be raw and cathartic. Not sure how successful I was. It is also a companion piece, meant to be read along with my prior post If I Get a Lobotomy Will You Love Me? So often, when we write--especially me, we check for spelling, grammar, and content. And we censor ourselves. It was risky putting my thoughts out there regarding relationships. I feel naked. But I also feel relieved. End of update* When I was...
  5. Bucket List Revisited

    Here's my (kick the) Bucket List ~ So Far: Go to London Become a grandmother Publish a book Have my art displayed in public areas Find a best friend Be free of regret Drive a racing boat Have a love affair with Keanu Reeves Publish an illustrated children's book (* New addition 6/1/11) Well, I have good reason to celebrate, indeed! I can cross off an item from my Bucket List. Want to guess which one? I’ll give you a clue, Amazon.com. I am officially a published author. You can...
  6. The Edited Life is Worth Writing

    Socrates famously declared, "The unexamined life is not worth living." I would agree with that. But how about this one by me, "The edited life is worth writing?" I am currently editing my journal of seven years to be published as a Kindle book on Amazon.com. There are over five-hundred entries to sift through. I hadn't read the majority of them after they had been originally published here at Morrissey-Solo and/or at my MySpace blog. Some of them don't warrant being put in a book e.g....
  7. Cheeky Monkey Mix

    Lovin' the new Mozilla Firefox 4.0 browser. The add-ons and plugins are amazing. This browser is a must for anyone who uses the internet to research, create, download, and publish content. These are my favorite ADD-ONS
  8. Bucket List

    Death is everywhere and nowhere. Death's a predator and no one is spared. Natural disasters and wars are taking the lives of millions. We are bombarded by one catastrophe and conflict after another--in rapid succession--without time to recover before we're assaulted by another. It's crisis overload. And death is unrecognizable--a nothingness--a failure to exist. Death has no meaning to the dead. All we can say is that death is not life, but nothing else. Death is a void. We can't...
  9. If I Get a Lobotomy Will You Love Me?

    *Update 5/16/2011: This post was kind of experimental in nature. It was meant to be raw and cathartic. Not sure how successful I was. It is also a companion piece, meant to be read along with my next post If You Were Brilliant Could I Love You? So often, when we write--especially me, we check for spelling, grammar, and content. And we censor ourselves. It was risky putting my thoughts out there regarding relationships. I feel naked. But I also feel relieved. End of update.* I have...
  10. Contact

    *Update ~ August 14, 2011: I've had a change of heart. I am confronting my past head-on. Anyone who wants to find me and befriend me on facebook is welcome! Come one, come all! When I was ten years old I was a wonderful best friend. I was attentive, engaging, loyal, fun, enthusiastic, curious, and kind. Then I moved out of state. I lost some of those qualities. Then I moved again, and again, and again. Twenty or thirty, maybe forty more times. Each time I said goodbye to all my...
  11. Nurture

    *Update ~ Tomato plants on August 6, 2011 *Update ~ Tomato plants on July 13, 2011 I have always wanted to grow a vegetable and fruit garden. But due to lack of skill, space, and ambition I have never succeeded in doing so—until now. Three weeks ago I procured two starter tomato plants and replanted them into a large pot on my porch. With only organic soil, nutrients, fresh air, sunshine, water, and loving care I have produced two fine plants with twenty small tomatoes. Five or so of the...
  12. RidicuList

    I’m adopting Anderson Cooper’s concept RidicuList. This week I have three things to nominate to the list of ridiculousness. First, a man browsing books and offering an ignorant statement at the library. At my last visit to my local library, I dropped off some books to a table outside, to be donated to anyone who would have them. There was a great deal of books there already, so I decided to take a look and see if there was anything of interest. There was. A few seconds later, two men...
  13. High as a Kite

    Doing the happy dance. My son David drove down to Sedona from Flagstaff on Wednesday. We have spent the last two days and nights enjoying each other's company. We have similar temperaments and philosophical outlooks. This makes him such an enjoyable person to hang out with. I really like him as a person. And, my opinion does not exist in isolation. Everyone likes David—from babies and furry creatures to young adults and senior citizens. He's fun, energetic, attentive, talkative,...
  14. Google+

    Having a hard time getting onto Google+? Need an invite? Google Plus has just started a new feature whereby users can give out invites to 150 people. This is the link to an invite for anyone itching to join. There are over 100 invites available. Once you join, please pay it forward by also giving out invites to random folks so that they too will have the opportunity to join.
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