Six Things I’m Doing During Safer at Home – The Good and Not So Good

It’s important to me to use this time meaningfully to do things I  can’t normally do. I was working from home during the first month of the shutdown. My job kept me very busy, and it didn’t feel like I was benefitting from having more time at home. Then I was laid off – leftContinue reading “Six Things I’m Doing During Safer at Home – The Good and Not So Good”

Recipe: Instant Pot Vortex Plus Broiled Chicken Thighs

Instant Pot Vortex Plus Broiled Chicken Thighs Note: I purchased a Vortex and was not able to find information on how long to broil chicken thighs, so I created this recipe as a guide to help others. I explained how I seasoned the chicken, but feel free to season the chicken another way. Ingredients 3Continue reading “Recipe: Instant Pot Vortex Plus Broiled Chicken Thighs”

Keeping the Beaches Beautiful

Litter always saddens me. When there is a trash can nearby, I sometimes pick things up. Most of the time I don’t do anything besides wonder why people can’t throw things away properly. But with the straw controversy and constantly hearing animals being impacted and harmed by human trash, it tipped me in favor of tryingContinue reading “Keeping the Beaches Beautiful”

Preparing to vote in the 2018 Local Elections

I want to put it out there I am no expert in local politics. This is my first time paying attention to local events. I know I should have taken an interest in the past, the giant pile of postcards I have received from local candidates in the past few weeks seems to have doneContinue reading “Preparing to vote in the 2018 Local Elections”

Hitler Wanted to be an Artist

Here is something crazy I learned recently. Hitler wanted to be a painter and was rejected from art school. He painted a lot of paintings too. You can find out more at and I actually like the details and the subjects of his paintings. It’s unfortunate that his creativity was muted and hisContinue reading “Hitler Wanted to be an Artist”

The Ups and Downs of Change

A lot of the time things change when we’re not ready. We’re just getting settled in something new and some outside force completely discombobulates the situation. Or we are quite comfortable and happy and something unexpected turns everything upside down. For example, I’ll have a few weeks where I go to the gym consistently andContinue reading “The Ups and Downs of Change”