Posts Tagged With: the New York Times

Day 3580: States

The United States of America is approaching its midterm election. I am in such a state about the state of our country that I’m afraid to read what this New York Times article states:

I’d like to state that I live in the state of Massachusetts and I wish that the state of my country and the world weren’t so precarious right now. I hope people are in clear-thinking states of mind when they vote in their local elections. The state of inflation is bad world-wide right now and we can’t overstate how often people vote based on the state of their bank accounts. .

What states can you find in my other images for today?

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Here’s what I find when I search for “states” on YouTube:

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What state are you in? Feel free to state your states in a comment, below.

I’m in a state of gratitude for everyone who helps me state my states every day, including YOU!

Categories: life in the USA, personal growth, photojournalism | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Day 3560: Expectations

I don’t know what people’s expectations are about my blog, but you can usually expect to see the Daily Bitch calendar.

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It’s not unrealistic to expect that there are many quotes out there about expectations.

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I wonder if my other images for today will meet your expectations.

In a therapy group last night, several people expressed relief that the month of September is coming to a close, so my expectation is that some of my readers may feel the same way.

Here’s what I find on YouTube when I search for “expectations.”

I have no expectations about what comments people might make about this “expectations” post, but I’m still looking forward to them.

Any expectations about how I’m going to end this post?

Categories: personal growth, photojournalism, quotes | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 15 Comments

Day 3511: What’s new

What’s new is

  • this day,
  • unprecedented happenings all around the globe,
  • New Jersey, New Zealand, the New York Times, etc. and
  • these images appearing in this blog:

Those National Days are new to me.

Here’s “What’s New” sung by Ella Fitzgerald…

by Linda Ronstadt

… and “What’s New” by Megan Thee Stallion:

What’s new with you?

Thanks to all who help me write a new post every day, including YOU.

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Day 3391: The creative process

Here and now, I’m trying to overcome some self-consciousness about moving forward with the creative process regarding my original songs.

Before the pandemic, I unexpectedly and joyfully experienced months where my creative process produced many original songs, which I performed at Open Mics and featured in this daily blog.

My manager — a fabulous human being whom I helped create 24 years ago — thinks I should create recordings of my best songs with excellent sound quality and feature them prominently on my YouTube channel.

For some reason, which I can’t quite process, I’ve been avoiding following my son Aaron’s wise advice, focusing instead on the creative process in my therapy groups and on social media.

Part of the creative process, for me, is naming and (sometimes) sharing the obstacles, so I’m hoping that creating this blog post will help me move forward with my original songs. Today, I plan to record a great version of “I Left the House Before I Felt Ready.”

Do you see the creative process in my images for today?

I did NOT create National Pigs in a Blanket Day nor National Pet Parents Day, but I am a proud pet parent to Joan …

… and Harley.

Here’s a video I created at the Sheep Shearing Festival yesterday, which my son Aaron is going to send to his girlfriend overseas:

I hope to create a video of “I Left the House Before I Felt Ready” with better sound quality than that, today.

What are your thoughts and feelings about the creative process?

Gratitude for what I have is part of my creative process, so thanks to all who help me create this blog every day, including YOU.

Categories: original song, personal growth, photojournalism | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 22 Comments

Day 3357: What people say

What people say can be

  • confusing,
  • clear,
  • reassuring,
  • scary,
  • familiar,
  • unfamiliar,
  • groan-inducing,
  • loving,
  • hateful,
  • funny,
  • sad,
  • repetitive,
  • original,
  • hopeless,
  • hopeful,
  • enraging,
  • soothing,
  • thoughtless,
  • thoughtful,
  • emotional,
  • unemotional,
  • mysterious,
  • profane,
  • direct,
  • indirect,
  • honest,
  • dishonest,
  • obfuscating,
  • authentic,
  • misleading,
  • helpful,
  • unhelpful,
  • important,
  • unimportant, and
  • too many other things to say.

Because I’m very interested in what people say, I asked this question last night on Twitter:

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What do you say we look at my other images for today, which include what people say.

I’m just imagining what people are going to say about National Worship of Tools Day.

Here’s what I find on YouTube when I search for “what people say”:

I also find this:

I look forward to seeing what people say in the comments section, below.

No matter what people say, at the end of every post I say “thank you” to all who help me create this daily blog, including YOU.

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Day 3315: Promises

Just now, I noticed that the Bidens have fulfilled one of their campaign promises from last year.

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The New York Times, which promises “all the news that’s fit to print,” is all over that story, too.

This promises more uplifting news stories ahead for all us cat lovers.

I promise more uplifting images in today’s blog.

I promise that the label “weird” often comes up in my therapy groups, and it’s promising that people usually embrace the label “weird” in a promisingly positive and productive way.

I promise to check YouTube for a good song for this “Promises” blog.

I promise you that “Promises, Promises” has been running through my head since I started creating this post.

If you leave a comment below, I promise to respond very soon.

A promise I make and keep is to express gratitude to those who help me fulfill the promise of each new precious day, including YOU!

Categories: group therapy, personal growth, photojournalism | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | 16 Comments

Day 3115: Microadventures

Yesterday, between microadventures, I read about microadventures in the New York Times:

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I’ve been on microadventures since I was a microperson, and I believe this blog is a document of the awe I feel every day, home and away.

Yesterday’s microadventures included going to a local casino for the first time and shopping at Whole Foods with my son and my husband. Even if these photos don’t fill you with a sense of awe, I hope this post is a salve for you today.

I very much enjoyed my microwinnings during yesterday’s microadventures.

Here’s what I find on YouTube when I search for “microadventures.”

What microadventures have you been on?

I am very grateful for all the microadventures I’ve been on with others, including YOU!

Categories: life during the pandemic, personal growth, photojournalism | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 18 Comments

Day 3075: Hope over fear

I woke up to this email this morning:

I’m always looking for hope over fear. Do you see that in my other images for today?

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I’m hoping for hope over fear as we navigate the future.

I hope you enjoy these songs that appeared in today’s post (here, here, and here on YouTube):

Hope over fear that there will be comments on this post.

Gratitude over everything, so thanks to all who help me put hope over fear every day, including YOU!

Categories: life during the pandemic, personal growth, photojournalism | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 15 Comments

Day 3038: The Oscars

I never miss the Oscars, which I’ve been watching through all my aspirations and careers, including film school student.

Last night, I watched the Oscars without our late cat Oscar, who always deserved an Oscar for best supporting cat. For many reasons, watching last night’s Oscars just wasn’t the same.

How many Oscars do you see in today’s images?

Here’s the best all-round acceptance speech from last night’s Oscars:

Yuh-Jung Youn definitely deserves an Oscar and much more.

I have no Oscars to award today but just gratitude to all who help me create this daily blog, including YOU!

Categories: life during the pandemic, personal growth, photojournalism | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Day 2936: High alert

You’d have to be high (as we used to say back in the 60’s) not to be on high alert if you live in the USA.

I captured the following images when I was on high alert.

Some of those images put me on high alert to invite you to sign up for my Open Mic tomorrow, January 15, before the end of today.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040b4eadaa23a2f49-jamn18

I’ll be singing my new lyrics to the Doors’ “People Are Strange” which I wrote when I was on high alert.

Here’s what immediately comes up on “You Tube” when I search for “high alert.”

It’s exhausting to be on high alert, isn’t it? Please be on alert for signs of support and gratitude.

Finally, thanks to all who’ve helped me stay alert through eight years of blogging, including YOU.

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