Goodbye November, Hello December 2019!

November went fast. That also meant the end of the latest National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo).

Woooo. So, I did it again. Streak continues (and not really “finished”). I learned that I have a lot to learn about writing. And that I don’t want to drag myself until the last day like this. Writing through Thanksgiving was so irritating, which is what I get for not planning properly my re-write of an old NaNo.

But, I am grateful as ever to the New York City NaNoWriMo community for the support that we gave each other through this writing month. The word gods and the Spirit of NaNo were beneficent! Even if you didn’t get to 50k words, it’s better than zero words. We did it again! (you know who you are).

December means catching up on some (ok, a lot) reading and watching some movies. Maybe I’ll finally get to some year-ending blogging. We’ll see!

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Happy Thanksgiving 2019!

This Thanksgiving, take moment to reflect and consider how much we gratitude we have (or should have) or how we can do so much better for each other to earn that gratitude.

This year’s National Novel Writing Month has been a sad and hard slog. Wish me luck; I somehow want to still get to 50k words, but not sure how…! May the words gods and the spirit of NaNo save us all…

The year is flying by! Hopefully I’ll get to a year-end post. I feel really badly about not blogging very much, even though I kept thinking that I would do more of that in 2019 and failed miserably to cut back on Facebook (I am still on tumblr, even though the tumblr-verse is well past its prime after the tumblr crackdown on porn and making people mad on censorship and various other issues that I’m behind on; so you can still follow me there!).

I’m not into streaming, I’m behind on books, and I hope to get to some interesting movies before 2019 ends. Who’s with me on hoping this year will end on a great note, before we face the madness of 2020? 🙂

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Taking a Moment to Pause and Reflect 2019

Try to remember the kind of September

When life was slow and oh, so mellow.

Try to remember the kind of September

When grass was green and grain was yellow.

-“Try to Remember,” from The Fantasticks.

I’m still amazed by how time passes, and how sometimes it feels like everything is okay. But, sometimes, when the sky is that blue like it was on that day, and if there was some hint of memory of what was, I start feeling sad.

As done before, some photos:

Above that photo I had taken some years ago at the Brooklyn Promenade.
I had also taken this photo a couple of years ago at the Brooklyn Promenade.
I took this one on Sept. 10, 2012, via my old phone.
Photo that I took on Sept. 10, 2012, via my old phone.

See here for last year’s post, here on

Take a moment to pause and reflect, and thanks for being here.

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