Shifting the dominant paradigm

You've been warned

I write like
Margaret Atwood

feckless Tuesday?

(Abby, I couldn't wait until Friday to post this.)

amazonmidwife, CPM

I passed my boards! (and now I'm gonna drink some more champagne!)


Yes, I know it's been months...

...and it's going to be a couple of more months before I post any more entries (unless something strongly compels me). I'm in the process of studying for my national boards ('national' since this state doesn't recognize them yet) which I'll be taking at the end of Oct. But on the bright side, I'll be testing in Monterey, so when I DO post again, there should be great pictures!


livin' la vida intelectual, part I

I surfed over to Sundays With Stretchy Pants today to read her latest blog entry and was in the middle of leaving a smart-assed remark (my specialty) when the marvelous phrase in the title came tumbling out of my fingertips. Eureka! It seemed to illustrate some ideas that I've been mulling over (we ENFPs and our internal processing; there's all sorts of things percolating in the dark recesses of my subconscious.) I promptly called dibs on it, and hereby lay claim to all rights and privileges thereof. As my friends at The Stranger say, "the internet is a race" and this time I won, 'cause there was no such phrase on Google. (I just checked.) You may use the phrase as long as you credit/link me. (My internal language police made me change the spelling here to reflect a Spanish adverb, but what's an 'L' between friends?)

But I digress. So, the following wasn't supposed to be part of the original vida intelectual, but a few exchanges I just had with the Boy illustrated the concept, and more importantly overcame my writer's inertia. So, I'll save the redux for another time when I have time AND can overcome inertia (aka a blue moon). There's a lengthy set-up, because that's how I write. If you want brevity, go find a paid journalist.

So the Boy is writing some sentences due to an incident last night. Perhaps the sentences themselves will be the best descriptor:

"Spitting at someone is a nasty, gross & violent thing to do. It could cause someone to do something violent and hurtful to me."


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