December 16, 2019

To live is to suffer, to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering. - Friedrich Nietzsche -

It's the time of season of obligation and sacrifice. It's a 50/50 shot for most people if they enjoy getting together with the family or not.  One thing is almost a given...

November 20, 2019

Me and my 92 year-old Nana in her nursing facility.

I love my Nana. I visit her every weekend in the nursing home. Sometimes I find it very hard to keep the conversation going because she keeps telling the same stories and asked about people that are no longer alive. I...

November 16, 2019

When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself. - Tecumseh - 

Thanksgiving can be very stressful.


November 11, 2019

 Just like a speech therapist whose goal is to help people properly enunciate and articulate correctly, there are a series of audible transcription commands that must be learned for on the fly transcription punctuation.

While learning the commands is good...

October 11, 2019

When my grandpa was moved to physical action, you felt utter terror. - Liev Schreiber - 

Actually, it's still a secret. He only shared the details of it in BabbleStash. He said when he dies he'll share the printed memoir and audio files with all of us. C'mon grandpa, I...

October 3, 2019

The official definition of transcription is: "A written or printed version of something; a transcript."

When smartphones added transcription to their services, it was truly a game changer. Voicemail no longer had to be listened to, they could now be read. Dictation no l...

October 1, 2019

Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you. - Walt Whitman - 

In terms of the selfie, I believe, as it relates to the Whitman quote, people mentally replace the sun with their smartphone camera. The shadows symbolize people who are not...

October 1, 2019

What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. - William Shakespeare -  

My father was a Lucille Ball super-fan. My mother was a Carol Burnett super-fan. My parent's friends put them together because they were both so nutty abou...

September 18, 2019

Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul. Democritus

I've fought with feeling sad since I graduated college.  I used to believe I could buy my own happiness. I bought clothes. I bought shoes. I bought jewelry.  The more I bough...

August 7, 2019

The right costume determines the character, helps the actor feel who he is, and serves the story. - Colleen Atwood - 

Nothing beats free samples at Costco or Trader Joe's. The challenge is how to get enough samples to fill you up! My ten-year old son and I devised a pla...

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