Chaos in a Topsy-turvy World

The world has lost its mind.
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It is Chaos out there and I’m not sure I like it.  Life lately has felt like a never ending episode of Twilight Zone. You know the one.  It’s where the man wakes up to find he has a wife he never knew existed as well as a life he doesn’t remember living.  Between the 60 degree weather just yesterday, the record-breaking snowfall last month, and the current state of the world, it’s as though the world has fallen on its proverbial head and gotten a really bad concussion.  Reasonable people are saying unreasonable things.

I’m waiting for the punchline and hoping it won’t be a literal punch to our collective face.  Is it just me or does anyone else feel the same?

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My Life is Like a Lost Spoon

Lost spoon
Lost: One spoon extremely similar to the one pictured (they are siblings).

Recently, I lost one of my spoons.  To anyone else it’s just a lost spoon.  I was walking from the kitchen to the living room and it fell off the plate I was carrying.  I heard it make a soft “thud” as it fell onto the carpet.  Of course, I cursed as I continued to my computer desk.  It’s hard to eat runny coleslaw with your fingers.  At that particular moment I assumed that I could retrieve the errant spoon on my way back to the kitchen to get its replacement.  No such luck…

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The Non-Holidays of the Season

Wandering through the non-existent snow on a two bunny pile of hay…  It’s the time for my annual Non-Holidays Holiday.   I do not like this time of the year.  Not only is there less daylight, but the temperatures are normally dropping.  The stores are crowded.  People are more miserable than usual.  The only good thing about this time of the years is the food, especially the cookies.

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Saving Money on Your Car Insurance

Car insurance in the state of New Jersey is high.  There is no denying it.  Saving money on your car insurance can be tough, but for some drivers researching companies and adjusting their policies can be well worth the effort.

I am not the type of person to just make random changes in my life.  I can’t be bothered most of the time with researching prices to get the best deal.  It takes too much time away from what I would rather be doing with my time.  Being mostly unemployed at the moment, reducing costs has become a necessity.

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Noise Pollution from the Chesterfield Compressor Station

Noise pollution in one of my many pet peeves in general.  As I have both noise sensitivity and tinnitus, I really hate loud noises.  Though there are many sounds I cannot control, there are some that I can control.  Damage to hearing that is caused by the proposed Chesterfield Compressor Station is something that we as a community can prevent to keep both our hearing and our sanity intact.

The Chesterfield Compressor Station goes hand-in-hand with the Southern Reliability Link so we must stand together to fight this as well.  A compressor station is the facility that is needed to force the gas through the pipeline and it poses its own set of health and environmental concerns for the citizens of our area.

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The Syrian Refugee Crisis, My Thoughts

The Syrian Refugee Crisis is all over the news.  How can you not be aware of what is going on in Syria, even if you don’t understand what the conflict is all about?  I’m sure that you have heard of the attacks that happened in Paris, France last Friday.  And no doubt you have drawn your own conclusions about who did it and what must be done to prevent it from happening again, possibly closer to home next time.

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My Biggest Crocheting Complaint

I love crocheting.  I really do.  There is a challenge in deciphering instructions that makes the cogs in my brain creak and turn.  It’s calming once I’ve stopped raging at what feels like my own stupidity when I’ve frogged the first few rows for the fifteenth time and it starts looking more like the finished project.  Then as the project grows before my eyes, I find myself being amazed at the creativity I possess, gaining confidence with myself as a human being.

Now for the downside…

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Stop the Southern Reliability Link!

Southern Reliability Link
Part of the Union Transportation Link during autumn

Almost every Thursday I walk with a friend up and down a short stretch of the Union Transportation Trail, a beautiful trail that was once part of a railroad that ran between Pemberton and Hightstown.  Besides good conversations, we enjoy the flora and fauna that surrounds us.  There are several streams that flow under the bridges we cross.  I often stop to take photos of the various plants we come across.  It’s a small gem hidden away in a bustling state that people normally associate with city life.  However, this is all being threatened by a proposed high-pressure gas line that will run close by if it is allowed to be constructed.

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