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Random Thoughts

Last night I had a really cool dream that was a mashup of Doctor Who and The OA.  The Doctor didn't interact with the OA herself, but was involved with the kids playing the video game and spent time in the creepy house.  She got a little distressed by it all.  I was afraid she would become so stressed out she would regenerate.  I'm not ready for a new Doctor yet.  I like this one.

This made me think.  How many other TV shows would be cool with a Doctor Who crossover?  I know there are some Doctor Who comics that have Star Trek crossovers.  What about Doctor Who and American Horror StoryDoctor Who and Black Mirror?

How about The Doctor goes on shows that aren't SciFi or fantasy?  She visits The Brady Bunch.  She visits The Crown and wonders why the Queen looks so familiar.  

I noticed game shows are giving away a lot of river cruise trips lately, especially Danube cruises.  I wonder if business for these ships is suffering because people are staying away due to the kind of

A Post About Something I Shouldn't Care About

I have admitted in the past the entertainment and gossip news media have an impact on me whether I like it or not. I react to the news.  I feel for the people being reported on.  I take an interest in topics that are none of my business. 

There is part of me that enjoys reading about all kinds of people and their lives.  I don’t only take interest in celebrities. I love personal blogs. People and their stories fascinate me. 

What I shouldn’t be paying attention to are the stories that people themselves aren’t telling.  Unfortunately, the constant barrage of news and gossip grabs my attention every time.

To put this all in simpler terms, I shouldn’t have any interest in Harry and Meghan.  As an American I shouldn’t care about any British royalty.  We overthrew them two hundred and forty-four years ago.  Unfortunately, I was raised in a world where Disney (one of the dominant forms of entertainment in our culture) told me that people with royal titles are special, magical people who will a…

The Real Problem with Resolutions

Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans - John Lennon

The best-laid schemes o' mice an' men Gang aft agley - Robert Burns

It's early January and when I go to the gym in the morning, I see a few new faces.  We all know the routine.  A new year is a fresh start, and so we take that fresh start to set new goals.

I don't think there is anything wrong with New Year's resolutions.  A new year is as good a time as any for goal setting.  If you want to make a resolution now, go for it.   There is nothing wrong with realistic self-improvement and goal setting as long as you set your goals for the right reasons.  Set goals that will contribute to your happiness and well-being.  Don't set goals because you think you should or because you are convinced others will accept you more.

Over the years I have come to realize goal setting needs to come with a caveat.  We can set goals, but we have to manage expectations.  We have to understand that the goal…