I Can Quit You, Facebook

I Can Quit You, Facebook

In 2014, I decided to take a break from Facebook. It wasn’t really a break as much as a intermittent fast. I only logged in once per week to try to cut back on the addictive nature and to see if it improved my mood. Facebook was being outed at the time as a...
Drawing Cats

Drawing Cats

I go through periods where I draw almost daily. Then I run out of steam, run out of ideas, and I stop. I’m on a roll lately. I started doodling cats. I was particularly bad at drawing cats and it was frustrating as I love them so much. So, I decided to take the...

Facebook and I are taking a break

Earlier this month, a news story emerged about how Facebook did an experiment on their users by manipulating their data feeds to see if they could manipulate their moods. They could. From the study they found: When you see more positive things, you post more positive...

Save 600 gallons of water per day by going vegan

I live in California. We are undergoing a severe drought and everyone is strongly encouraged to conserve water. I was talking to a friend recently about how to do this. I mentioned that eating a vegan (plant based) diet saves a lot of water, but I didn’t know...

The Power of “Don’t Know”

I’m an anxious person. I come from a long line of anxious people. I’m not sure if it’s genetic or just something we learned in the home. I have a difficult time not knowing what is coming. It makes me good at research and helps me to troubleshoot...

Home Euthanasia

There comes a time in every pet guardian’s life when we have to say good-bye. We don’t like to think about it, but our companion animals’ lives are usually shorter than our own. I’ve had to do this three times now and each time it has been...