Posts Tagged With: Wollaston Beach

Day 2905: Views

The views expressed in this blog belong to me and do not necessarily represent the views of others.

People express their views in many different ways and through many different media.

These days especially, I wonder how open people are to views different from their own.

In this world, the views of some are considered more valuable than the views of others.

It takes work to express your views effectively.

When expressing your views to others, try using “I”-statements rather than “You”-statements. For example, “I feel strongly about this” rather than “You are wrong” or “You’re an idiot.”

I’ve noticed that people tend to express negative views more often than positive views. In my view, it helps to express appreciation and gratitude.

Four years ago, I decided it was necessary for my mental health to move to a place with ocean views.

Yesterday, the views expressed in this blog got 196 views, with 1.76 views per visitor. At this writing, this daily blog has received 436,222 views since I started it almost eight years ago. “The best views ever,” according to my WordPress stats, happened on June 21, 2020 and the most views for a month were 8,700 during November 2015. I don’t usually view my blogging statistics, so these views are a surprise to me.

Ready to view my views from yesterday ?

The views expressed by the Daily Bitch are her own (but may be shared by others).

Here are Earth Views: Earth from Space Seen from the ISS which started streaming on September 1, 2019, described as “a series of unique and beautiful recorded views of planet Earth captured from 240 miles above it. We look down on our planet along with the astronauts aboard the ISS.

Feel free to express your views in a comment, below.

It’s time to view my gratitude for all who help me express the views in this daily blog, including YOU.

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

Day 2890: Insights

Here are some insightful quotes about insights:

“When you want wisdom and insight as badly as you want to breathe, it is then you shall have it.” — Socrates

“Knowing many things doesn’t teach insight.” — Heraclitus

“A moment’s insight is sometimes worth a life’s experience.” — Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.

“We are surrounded by data, but starved for insights.” — Jay Baer

“To understand another human being you must gain some insight into the condition that made him what he is.” — Margaret Bourke-White

“Insight occurs when, and to the degree that, one knows oneself.” — Andrew Schneider

“Great insight comes from seeing something as odd and finding out why.” — Philip Kotler

“When you let go, you lose pain and gain insight.” — Alexandra Stoddard

“The best vision is insight.” — Malcolm Forbes

“You cannot transmit wisdom and insight to another person. The seed is already there. A good teacher touches the seed, allowing it to wake up, to sprout, and to grow.” — Thich Nhat Hahn

“Discovery is the journey; insight is the destination.” — Gary Hamel

“Do not let anyone, of any sex, tell you that your intuitions and insights, your wisdom and your understandings, are somehow second-rate and not to be trusted.” Neale Donald Walsch

Yesterday, I trusted my insights enough to share this on Twitter:

One person’s platitude might be another person’s revelation, and vice versa.

Are there insights in any of these images?

Here’s Julien Marchal (who has many insights on YouTube) with “Insight XX.”

Feel free to share any insights in a comment below.

Thanks to all whose insights help me create this daily blog, including YOU!

Categories: life during the pandemic, personal growth, photojournalism, quotes | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 22 Comments

Day 2889: What are you waiting for?

What are you waiting for to follow your dreams, live better, makes the changes you want to see in the world, and love others and yourself more?

Are you waiting for

  • the end of the pandemic?
  • more self-confidence?
  • permission from others?
  • more skills and knowledge?
  • more money?
  • more security?
  • more support?
  • true love?
  • a perfect state of readiness?
  • a change in the weather?
  • different leaders?
  • world peace?
  • things you cannot control?

What are you waiting for? Photos?

I’m waiting for a dog AND a cat in the White House, very soon.

What are you waiting for? Music about waiting? Here’s “Everybody’s Waiting for Someone to Come Home” by Indigo Girls.

What are waiting for? Please leave a comment, below. If you’re waiting for my gratitude, wait no more.

Categories: 2020 U.S. Presidential election, life during the pandemic, personal growth, photojournalism | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 22 Comments

Day 2855: Endure

I keep noticing this rock, which endures in the enduring Kindness Rock Project near our home:

The only other time I’ve used the word “endure” in a blog title was Day 1409: Adapt and Endure, which I published the day after Donald Trump became the U.S. President four years ago.

I, having endured many medical scares and challenges through 2016, also posted this enduring (and, I hope, endearing) message back then on Facebook:

“I survived open heart surgery for THIS?”

As we approach November 2020, let’s think about what we have endured over the last four years. Has it been an AFOG (Another F-ing Opportunity for Growth)? An irredeemable disaster? Something else? Your answer may depend on how you tend to endure.

Which of these images might endure for you?

Okay, I’m ready to endure the next 10 days. Are you?

Here’s a 1972 tune by Stephen Stills which endures for me:

What else endures? Comments on WordPress and my gratitude to all who help me endure, including YOU.

Categories: 2020 U.S. Election, 2020 U.S. Presidential election, heart condition, life during the pandemic, personal growth, photojournalism, Trump stickers | Tags: , , , , , | 18 Comments

Day 2842: I’m mad about ___

Because I’m mad about so many things right now, I’m going to perform “I’m Mad About You” — which I wrote when I was mad about the last U.S. Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings — at a remote Open Mic this Friday, October 16, 7 PM – 9 PM, EDT.

Because I’m mad about/in love with sharing my performances, here’s the link to sign up to attend that Open Mic:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040b4eadaa23a2f49-jamn13

You might be mad about missing your chance to see and hear “I’m Mad About You” unless you sign up by this Thursday.

Are you mad about any of my photos from yesterday?

If you’re mad about anything, VOTE!!!

I’m mad about how this photos has the word RIP in it …

… which I did.

Here‘s my performance of “I’m Mad About You” at the Jam’n Java Open Mic two years ago, on NOVEMBER 3.

Please express what you’re mad about in a comment, below.

I’m mad about collecting and expressing gratitude, so thanks to all who help me blog about all the things I’m mad about, including YOU!

Categories: 2020 U.S. Presidential election, original song, personal growth, photojournalism | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 23 Comments

Day 2841: Is this anything?

“‘Is this anything?’,” writes Jerry Seinfeld in his new book Is This Anything?, “is what every comedian says to every other comedian about any new bit.”

When a man got out of a plain white van yesterday morning and handed me a brown box, I wondered, “Is this anything?” and it was.

All day, I asked myself “Is this anything?” as I took pictures of anything.

Was that anything?

Here‘s Jerry Seinfeld talking about “Is This Anything?” on Good Morning America, which has many things I love, including cats.

If you hesitate to leave a comment by asking yourself, “Is this anything?” know that your comments are everything to me.

Is gratitude anything? The answer is YES!

Categories: 2020 U.S. Election, 2020 U.S. Presidential election, life during the pandemic, personal growth, photojournalism, Trump stickers | Tags: , , , , , , , | 21 Comments

Day 2838: Just keep walking

Yesterday, I

  • facilitated a Coping and Healing group remotely from my home,
  • went to Tufts Medical Center to get my first echocardiogram since contracting COVID-19 in March,
  • heard from my wonderful cardiologist Dr. Deeb Salem via email that there was no change in my heart,
  • celebrated the great news by buying cream puffs from my favorite bakery,
  • drove by a demonstration of Black Lives Matter people and Blue Lives Matter people,
  • told my husband and son my good news,
  • walked back toward the demonstration,
  • visited the beautiful collection of painted rocks on the beach,
  • Sharpied more Trump stickers,
  • stood with the Black Lives Matter people as many more Blue Lives Matter people swirled around us with flags and loud noisemakers,
  • asked one of the Black Lives Matter people whether the Blue Lives Matter people were supporting Democrats (whose national color is blue),
  • explained to that person that I was kidding,
  • was told by another Black Lives Matter person that I was awesome and my hair looked great,
  • started walking back home,
  • told a guy who passed me and started talking nonsense about the Black Lives Matter people, “I don’t agree with you so just keep walking,”
  • got caught in a wild and windy rainstorm,
  • just kept walking home for another 30 minutes,
  • changed out of my wet clothes,
  • had some cream puffs,
  • ate a delicious swordfish dish made by my husband Michael,
  • watched the Vice President debate with my husband and son,
  • commented on a fly’s affinity for Mike Pence,
  • ate more cream puffs,
  • declared Kamala Harris the winner,
  • dealt with our internet and cable going out during the debate analysis,
  • put aside worry about it being restored in time for my groups today,
  • went to sleep, and
  • woke up in time to blog before my dental cleaning this morning at 8 AM.

Let’s just keep walking through my most recent photos.

I just keep walking through my Daily Bitch Calendar until November.

I just walked over to YouTube to find “Kamala” by Randy Rainbow:

Just keep commenting, below.

Thanks to all who help me keep walking and blogging every day, including YOU!

Categories: 2020 U.S. Election, heart condition, life during the pandemic, personal growth, photojournalism | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 32 Comments

Day 2832: Trump

Trump

  • is President of the USA,
  • often comes up in my Coping and Healing groups,
  • frightens people,
  • divides people,
  • has said confusing, minimizing, and irresponsible things about the coronavirus,
  • has the coronavirus, and
  • appears on many little stickers near Wollaston Beach.

This Trump 2020 sticker …

… said “MAKE LIBERALS CRY AGAIN.” Now it says…

LIBERALS 2020 (more or less).

Let’s see if Trump appears in my photos from yesterday.

No matter what day it is, Trump is ALWAYS on my mind, even when he doesn’t appear in my photos. I hope enough people say

NO to him on November 3.

Also, Michael has said for years that Harley …

… is a Trump supporter. If so, I think the debate earlier this week changed his mind.

Here‘s “WE’RE ALL DOOMED” – Trump vs. Biden ft. “Weird Al” Yankovic.

Thanks to Weird Al, Sharpies, Michael, Harley, and everybody else who helps me create this daily blog, including YOU!

Categories: 2020 U.S. Presidential election, life during the pandemic, personal growth, photojournalism | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 26 Comments

Day 2831: When we were sane

Yesterday, when I was trying to remain sane amidst insanity in the USA, I took this photo:

I think the world liked us better when we were sane.

What’s helping you stay sane during these insane times? Personally, I’m blogging, taking photos, walking around with my Sharpie looking for sanity, and listening to music.

I’m also staying sane by enjoying Michael’s delicious cooking, like swordfish on a roasted red pepper purée with mashed potatoes and mixed vegetables.

Let’s try to stay sane together by listening to yesterday’s pictured playlist (here, here, here, here, and here on YouTube).

Now I’m imagining the supporters of our insane President singing “Button off My Shirt.”

BUTTON OFF MY SHIRT

by Ronnie Milsap

I heard the word going ’round town
They say you’re making a fool out of me
Baby, it took me some time to come ’round
To realize you were not what you seem
Each day passing
The clock is my friend
Help me get back on my feet again
Like a button off of my shirt
Just an everyday distraction
You’d be over-reacting if you think that I still hurt
You’re just a button off of my shirt
And someday I will replace you
I don’t care what I have lost
You got what you deserve
I was down, down, down
I’m not the first
I won’t be the last
To make the mistake of believing in you
I don’t intend to live in the past
Just like they say
Some you win, some you lose
You never loved me and you made it plain
Now it’s my turn and I’m playing your game
Like a button off of my shirt
Just an everyday distraction
You’d be over-reacting if you think that I still hurt
You’re just a button off of my shirt
And some day I will replace you
I don’t care what I have lost
You got what you deserve
(Love and affection)
You started (changing directions)
You threw it away
You never loved me and you made it plain
Now it’s my turn to make you understand
Like a button off of my shirt
Just an everyday distraction
You’d be over-reacting if you think that I still hurt
You’re just a button off of my shirt
And someday I will replace you
I don’t care what I have lost
You got what you deserved
Like the button off of my shirt
Just an everyday distraction
You’d be over-reacting if you think that I still hurt
You’re just a button off of my shirt
And someday I will replace you
I don’t care what I have lost
You got what you deserved
Like a button off of my shirt
Just an everyday distraction
You’d be over-reacting if you think that I still hurt
You’re just a button off of my shirt
And someday I will replace you.

Your irreplaceable comments also keep me sane and so does expressing gratitude to all who help me blog daily, including YOU!

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Day 2828: It’s amazing how …

It’s amazing how …

It’s amazing how many cute animal videos there are on YouTube. Do you have a favorite one ?  Here’s “The Best of The 2020 Funny Animal Videos 2020 — Cutest Animals Ever.”

It’s amazing how many great comments I’ve gotten on this blog over the years.

It’s amazing how many ways there are to thank those who help me create these daily blog posts, including YOU!

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