Am I a Ruminant?

I thought ruminate was just a fancy word for "think" or "ponder."  Imagine my surprise when the following popped up under definitions: When people ruminate, they over-think or obsess about situations or life events, such as work or relationships. Research has shown that rumination is associated with a variety of negative consequences, including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic…

Thanks, but I’m not hungry.

The doctor's office called the other day to remind me of a test scheduled for Friday morning (today) at 11 am.  "Don't forget," the woman says casually, "nothing to eat or drink for four hours prior to the test." Okay, seriously, that means that on Friday morning I could grill a steak, bake a large…

New day, new year, same old, same old.

If there could have been a better word prompt for the first day after starting this new site, I don't know what it would have been.   On an overwhelming number of days, I awaken with enthusiasm, new resolve, a determination that today will be different.  You know how you feel on January 1st?  I'm not…