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Day 3798: Great minds

I appreciate great minds, in case you didn’t know.

Do you see great minds in today’s blog post?

Aaron, my red head son, has a great mind and I hope he doesn’t mind when I say that.

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


Thanks to all the great minds that help me blog every day, including YOU!

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Day 3797: Escapes

We all need escapes from

Do you see escapes in my images for today?

Here’s what I find when I search for escapes on YouTube:


Thanks to all who share in my escapes, including YOU!

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Day 3796: What you haven’t seen

What you haven’t seen includes

  • this blog post,
  • Democrats and Republicans working together effectively in the U.S. Congress,
  • a cure for many diseases,
  • the insides of your phone,
  • the tooth fairy,
  • the invisible man,
  • the movie Batgirl (and other unreleased films),
  • the seven wonders of the ancient world,
  • a purple cow,
  • a dodo,
  • somebody actually running off a cliff and not falling until they realize where they are (plus other cartoon tropes),
  • the future,
  • a kashmillion stars, and
  • several things below.

What you haven’t seen includes Peace and Disarmament, but we can always hope.

When I search YouTube when for “what you haven’t seen,” I see this

… and this.

I have seen some of the movies. Have you?

What you haven’t seen does NOT (I hope) include my gratitude for YOU.

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Day 3795: Confidence

In my Coping and Healing groups, people often talk about ways to increase confidence.

Yesterday, the group talked about “fake it til you make it” — practicing confidence even when we’re not feeling it. It’s difficult to feel confidence when we’re doing something new, and everything we’re doing is new in one way or another.

Today, I have confidence that this post will adequately cover the topic of “confidence.”

Lest I let the Daily Bitch have the last word on confidence, here’s a wonderful Ted talk I find on YouTube when I search for “confidence.”

Thanks to all who help me have the confidence to embrace every new day, including YOU!

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Day 3794: Ceilings

I am floored by all this upheaval about ceilings in the news. There seems to be no ceiling to the angst about the USA debt ceiling.

Do you see any important ceilings in today’s blog post?

It’s nice to have a new musical instrument under our ceilings on National Buy a Musical Instrument Day.

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

I also find this:


There is no ceiling to how indebted I am to all who help me create these blog posts, including YOU.

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Day 3792: Dedicated

Yesterday, I was one of the speakers when a building was dedicated to and named for my dedicated cardiologist, Dr. Deeb Salem.

My dedicated readers know what a great doctor Deeb Salem is, because I’ve dedicated space in many blog posts to him (including this, this, and this).

Dedicated as I am to clear communication, I regret that the picture and sound in this video of my speech are fuzzy.

I hope you can tell how dedicated Dr. Deeb Salem and I are to each other. Many people dedicated to him told me they were also crying during my speech, which “perfectly captured Deeb.”

As usual, I’m dedicated to sharing more images from my daily life with you.

I guess I’ll be celebrating Do Dah Day, because I’m also dedicated to silliness.

Dedicated thanks to all who helped me write this dedicated post, including Dr. Salem and YOU!

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Day 3791: Speeches

Today, I’ll be one of several people making speeches about my wonderful cardiologist, Dr. Deeb Salem, who is having a building named after him.

I haven’t made too many speeches in my life, but I have a lot to say about Dr. Salem, who has been my cardiologist for over forty years. It’s been difficult for me to keep to the five-minute time limit for all the speeches today. If I just read all the blog posts I’ve written here about Dr. Salem (including this, this, and this) that might take up the time of the whole ceremony!

I get nervous about making speeches but I’ll try not to let that show. Also, I’ll probably be rewriting that speech until the moment I have to give it.

Because the speeches aren’t being formally recorded, I’ll try to get somebody to capture my speech today so I can share it with you tomorrow.

Let’s see if there is any material for speeches in the rest of today’s post.

If I were giving the Daily Bitch’s short speech today, I would probably change “Sometimes I wish I was a dog” to “Sometimes I wish I were a dog,” but I’m not going to give a speech about using the subjunctive.

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


In speeches and blog posts, I like to end with gratitude, so thanks to all who help me live my best life, including Dr. Salem and YOU.

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Day 3790: What therapists don’t say

I just read a New York Times article titled “What Therapists Don’t Say.” There seems to be some fascination with that — the premise of the TV show Shrinking is that “a grieving therapist starts to break the rules by telling his clients exactly what he thinks.”

What I don’t say, in an individual therapy session, includes

  • You think that’s bad? Let me tell you about my problems!
  • I’m distracted.
  • I’m afraid you really don’t want to change.
  • You should do this.
  • I don’t think I can help you.
  • I wish I were doing something else.
  • That hurts my feelings.
  • I have to pee (this one was mentioned in the New York Times article).

I don’t say any of those things because (1) they are passing, momentary thoughts and (2) unhelpful. Also, when I have a thought that I don’t say, I take it as important information — often a window into what the other person is feeling.

Do you see anything that therapists don’t say in my images for today?

Sometimes I do say a World Holiday or what the Daily Bitch says in a therapy session, if it’s relevant.

Here’s what I find on YouTube when I search for “what therapists don’t say.”

Now I’m wondering what you would say in the comments section, below.

Here’s something I say every day:

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Day 3789: Karma

Do you know what karma is?


Each action creates a certain memory and I am certain that there is karma in my other images for today.

I’m not sure what karma the Daily Bitch is creating there but I sometimes throw pillows when I’m pissed.

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


Thanks to all who create good karma, including YOU.

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Day 3788: Still

Since watching it the day it came out last Friday, I’m still thinking about Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie.

Here’s a quote from the NPR review of Still by Eric Deggans:

The word “still” has so many meanings and the movie Still evokes all of them.

Michael J. Fox, by his own report, was never able to keep still when he was growing up. He is still living with a disease that makes it impossible for his body to keep still. His wife, Tracy Pollan, is still incredibly honest and wonderful and all his family members still support each other lovingly. While Parkinson’s is unstoppably degenerative, still, Michael J. Fox is living his best possible life.

I still have other still images to share with you before I start my work (which I still love) in 30 minutes.

I’m still hoping for peace, so I shall wear purple today.

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

I still have to thank all those who helped me create this “still” blog post, including YOU!

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