The View from a Drawbridge

The random musings of a bridgetender with entirely too much time on her hands.

People alive today have access to more news and entertainment than any human being in the history of the planet. If anything major happens in the world, we are all able to find out about it almost instantly. We’ve come a long way from the days when a hurricane could hit Long Island without any …

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There’s nothing more annoying to me than someone who is intentionally ignorant or oblivious. Especially when that person thinks it’s amusing or charming. You were given a brain. Use it. At this particular time in our nation’s history, as the bumper sticker says, “If you’re not outraged, you’re not paying attention.” Yeah, I know. Outrage …

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One of my favorite sayings is that a fish doesn’t realize it’s in water until it jumps out of it. I can totally relate to that. I just jumped out of something myself. Epic revelation! I just got some really, really, really good news, which unfortunately I can’t share with you, dear readers. Just think …

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You know shit is getting real when your doctor actually prescribes that you don’t watch the news for a week. Between North Korea and Puerto Rico, my blood pressure is higher than it ought to be. So let the news blackout begin. For those of you in the helping professions in particular, vicarious trauma is …

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Is it me, or are lists becoming ever more prevalent? In just a lazy perusal of trending topics today, I came across: 12 most iconic swimsuit moments. 5 tips to get the most cool from your car air conditioning. 25 makeup tips all older women should know. The deadliest snakes ever found on the planet. …

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