Welcome to Minderings, a place for the wanderings of your mind.

  • Check Your Privilege

    May 19, 2022 by

    Many people are confused by, or triggered by, what it means to be privileged. Check your privilege they say. Just to push that social experience of not talking for a week, I decided to experience the laundromat. Of course I have been to laundromats; I mean, I went to college. I have returned periodically for… Read more

  • Emerging from the Cone of Silence-finale

    May 13, 2022 by

    The alarm sounding at the end of 168 hours was glorious! But hey, at least this hourly countdown was not as horrific as James Franco’s cutting his hand off in 127 Hours. Hmmm…what other number based connections can I make….OH, it was not as titillating as 9 1/2 weeks, much more interesting than 21 Grams.… Read more

  • Deeper Beneath the Cone of Silence-

    May 9, 2022 by

    I have most of 4 days under my belt. The hours of continued silence have decreased from 168 to 58. It’s a true social experiment, particularly coming from a Speech Pathologist. I have told people I will either be a blabbering dolt talking completely unfiltered or I will be peaceful as shit. Jury is still… Read more

  • Beneath the Cone of Silence

    May 6, 2022 by

    Yesterday I had this little thing done called a direct microlayngoscopy with micro flap excision… or vocal fold polyp removal. It results in 168 hours of no voicing…no talking, no outloud laughing, no coughing or throat clearing. Currently I am 20 hours in so only 148 remaining. A friend reminded me I shouldn’t count 8… Read more

  • The Unanticipated Path

    April 26, 2022 by

    I was in high school when earth Day became a thing. A long long time ago in a gymnasium far far away, I recall watching a student play about the last flower on earth. Growing up rurally the love of nature was established early. Ten acres of idle apple trees, a large garden yielding platters… Read more

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