This article / blog used to live on strangeronbakerstreet.tumblr.com but then the entire site went away.
Fortunately, FB’s “On This Day” reminded me about it.. and when I wanted to share it, I discovered it gone, so.. the wonderful website Archive “Wayback Machine”

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As a server, I did an experiment tonight, I was saying basically only Doctor Who quotes to my tables, some understood, others did not.… read more

© 1994 Michele Toomey, PhD

It is a mistake to approach life as if it were a test, yet that is what most of us do. We have been taught to think of life as a test, and unfortunately, that is one lesson we usually learn. Everything we do becomes some measure of our worth and proving ourselves becomes our primary goal.… read more

Okay, you did it. You spent half the month’s food budget on a new coat, didn’t get to your son’s soccer match before the second half, put your mom in a nursing home, and, when the cat’s yowling got on your nerves, you–you awful person!–let him outside where he was promptly hit by a car.

Yikes! Your family and friends would never forgive you if they knew half of what you do.… read more

(Letter written in 2003. Interesting how pertinent it has been and really IS right now today!)

Do Not Lose Heart: A Letter To A Young Activist During Troubled Times
by Clarissa Pinkola Estés • Colorado

Mis estimados: Do not lose heart. We were made for these times. I have heard from so many recently who are deeply and properly bewildered. They are concerned about the state of affairs in our world right now.… read more