Making good Mondays is like making coffee -

The week is before us - like the coffee pot - waiting to brew. Making it good is a matter of choice, luck, creativity, patience and acceptance of the outcome.

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Active elements on this page: Occasionally I will publish a new blog post, but I write mostly at other sites.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

I am fully dressed.

I am sitting at my computer, casually dressed with blue jeans, a collared tee shirt, tennis shoes and socks, with my hair in a pony tail. I am a blogger, to tell the truth, and every day I write for multiple hours at my notebook keyboard. Now the real point of this post is to answer another question I have never asked:


Truth is that I am an early riser and do my best writing when my mind is fresh. That I blog does not mean that I am not serious, careful, ethical or responsible. I just do not get paid or use my actual name as my byline. Perhaps I should use my own name. Many more people are doing so these days.

And the writing has never been hampered by my nightgown and terry cloth robe. I don't think so, at least. But I do not ever, as we bloggers were grouped and accused of yesterday on C-SPAN, "blog from my basement in my underwear." Perhaps I should always get up, get dressed and groomed before sitting down to do a heavy political post. But at this point it is not necessary because the post you are reading here will not include a webcam video. Nor can you see me as I write.

You can only imagine what I am like. I am a rather youthful 71, with natural brown hair, hazel eyes and modern small oblong lensed glasses, a few freckles and age spots on my hands and arms, and a ready smile. I am a bit over 5' 2" and a bit over-weight, a size 14 petite, actually. I was born and raised in the West and eventually trained as a clinical social worker, another name for a counselor. I am happily married for 50+ years, have four grown children and six grandchildren, who all live within driving distance of our house for holidays.

I am Liberal, Democrat, Episcopalian (backsliding), good at English and barely adequate in Math. So what qualified me to blog? I prepare, I read widely, I check my facts and cite my sources, and I am passionate about politics. And I am a bit creative, which is what Making Good Mondays is for.

Thanks for stopping by and visiting. I am glad you could stay because I am dressed for the day.


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betmo said...

mmmm.... yep. blog in my jammies with my morning cuppa. i also blog dressed in the evenings :) and throughout the day when time permits. not sure about the results though- i haven't had too much fan mail ;)

Carol Gee said...

Hi betmo. Maybe we do need web cams. Though for me, it would certainly not increase my fan mail! ;).
Thanks for stopping by, my friend.


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References on Spirituality -- Favorites from my old collection

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  • "A World Waiting To Be Born: Civility Rediscovered" by M. Scott Peck. Simon and Schuster, 1993
  • "Chicken Soup For the Unsinkable Soul" by Canfield, Hansen and McNamara. Health Communications, 1999
  • "Compassion in Action: Setting Out On the Path of Service" by Ram Dass and Mirabai Bush. Bell Tower Pub., 1992
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  • "Finding Values That Work: The Search For Fulfillment" by Brian O'Connell. Walker & Co., 1978
  • "Fire in the Soul" by Joan Borysenko. Warner Books, 1993
  • "Further Along the Road Less Traveled" by M. Scott Peck. Simon and Schuster, 1993
  • "Guilt Is the Teacher, Love Is the Lesson" by Joan Borysenko. Warner Books, 1990
  • "Inner Simplicity: 100 Ways To Regain Peace and Nourish the Soul" by Elaine St. James. Hyperion, 1995
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  • "Man's Search For Himself" by Rollo May. Signet Books, 1953
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  • "Myths, Dreams and Religion" by Joseph Campbell. Spring Pub. 1988
  • "Passion for Life: Psychology and the Human Spirit" by John and Muriel James. Penguin Books, 1991
  • "Peace Is Every Step" by Thich Nhat Hahn. Bantam Books , 1991
  • "The Heroine's Journey" by Mureen Murdock. Random House, 1990
  • "The Hope For Healing Human Evil" by M. Scott Peck. Simon and Schuster, 1983
  • "The House of Belonging" poems by David Whyte. Many Rivers Press, 2004
  • "The Road Less Traveled: A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values and Spiritual Growth" by M.Scott Peck. Simon and Schuster, 1978
  • "The Soul's Code: In Search Of Character and Calling" by James Hillman. Random House, 1996
  • "The World Treasury of Modern Religious Thought" by Jaroslav Pelikan. Little, Brown & Co., 1990
  • "Unconditional Life" by Deepak Chopra. Bantam Books, 1992
  • "Wherever You Go There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation" by Jon Kabat-Zinn. Hyperion, 1994
  • "Zen Keys: A Guide to Zen Practice" by Thich Nhat Hahn. Doubleday Dell Pub. Group, 1974

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A retired counselor, I am equal parts Techie and Artist. I am a Democrat who came to the Southwest to attend college. I married, had kids and have lived here all my adult life.