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Lisa Haneberg
Lexington, KY and Galveston, TX
Writer and Adventurer. Lover of contrasts.
Interests: Humor, mystery, hiking, writing, poetry, biking, WFPB.
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I had few health challenges until I was 35. Then the chaos-theory-reverberation-making-proverbial-shit-hit-the-fan. But this is not a woe is me post. It's a reflection on the circuitous path we have to walk/run/dance/jump when trying to investigate what ails us. Wait, Lisa. Isn't that what doctors are for? If I could... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2020 at Misadventurous Life
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2020 has ushered in some heavy shit. We had a lot going on before - global warming, healthcare, inequities, high chocolate prices - and now we've lomped on a global pandemic, high unemployment, and a divisive election. And murder hornets. And a record number of wildfires, floods, and hurricanes. None... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2020 at Misadventurous Life
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Pic credit gumbyworld.com In the last post, I offered a modification to the popular BHAG - a BHAAG, adding AGILE with a nod to our current times. The major idea being that we should not wait to plan until things return to normal, that goals can be motivating and helpful... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2020 at Misadventurous Life
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Many of us have put off planning because, for the last six months, we've had to cancel or modify everything we intended to do. Jobs, vacations, and get togethers have gone by the wayside. It may have been draining, devastating, or depressing. Or all three! And with the pandemic far... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2020 at Misadventurous Life
When I read her email, my initial reaction was: ACK! What a question! Which is silly, because I was the one who said - who declared for all to know - that I plan to walk the Duke City Half-Marathon in Albuquerque in March. And this is what friends do.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2020 at Misadventurous Life
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I've been exploring the self-fulfilling prophecy. Why? Not sure, maybe because I'm keen to generate new or more possibility. Check out this 5-minute video that explores if luck really exists and how our approach to luck might change our outcomes. Do you have a lucky charm? Say NO to rabbit's... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2020 at Misadventurous Life
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I recently challenged myself to write bad poems because I was resisting writing better ones. Here's one example of my bad poem output. I'm proud that I met my goal. My favorite line? Don't want to spoil it for you. Bad Poem #1 I am broken, hollow swallowed by the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2020 at Misadventurous Life
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Why am I blogging again? Why am I blogging again? Why am I blogging again? Why am I blogging again? Why am I blogging again? Why am I blogging again? Why am I blogging again? Why am I blogging again? Why am I blogging again? Why am I blogging again?... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2020 at Misadventurous Life
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Yesterday I wrote about the self-fulfilling prophecy and how it can enhance our lives or increase our struggles. Here's a humorous (I hope) essay about a biker's bell that demonstrates what can happen when one's self-fulfilling prophecy swirls out of control. This draft is based on a blog post I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2020 at Misadventurous Life
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I believe in the self-fulling prophecy. The sociological idea that predictions make things more likely to come true. Example: The young man worries that his girlfriend is going to dump him. This prediction affects his actions. He seems more leery, acts more needy, and expresses more doubts when with her.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2020 at Misadventurous Life
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I began using this decision filter one week ago. So how did it go? Interesting. Well. Disappointing. Enlightening. Mixed results, in other words, but my experiment was beneficial, and I'll give it another week. I want to see what's possible and if I can learn from my observations which included:... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2020 at Misadventurous Life
Found in an old notebook. Thought it apropos to this week's Decision Filter exercise. I compartmentalize so each precious moment is designed and deliberate. Moves things forward. Pardon if I pass on sharing feelings, worries, or concerns. I have them, but can set emotional distractions aside and be here, now,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2020 at Misadventurous Life
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Several weeks ago I wrote about how I needed to focus on getting stronger and lighter and that this effort would be a big potential misadventure that would enable me to live a more misadventurous life. Here's an update. My plan. I have a new virtual personal trainer, and she's... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2020 at Misadventurous Life
I watched a book launch video discussion from The Poisoned Pen Bookstore featuring Carl Hiassen as interviewed by author John Sanford. The topic was Hiassen's latest book, Squeeze Me. The two men go way back, and it was a very interesting discussion. You can find that FB video here. One... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2020 at Misadventurous Life
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Time is all we have. And yet, we sometimes fritter it away doing things that make no positive difference (or a negative difference). Some of this is okay. Too much frittering, I propose, will suck the life our of our lives. I want more life, fewer regrets. This happens one... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2020 at Misadventurous Life
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I liberated a trapped mouse. But I’m getting ahead of the story...let's back up a bit. See post #1 here. See post #2 here. Night 2 Trapping Attempt On Saturday morning I woke up feeling victorious. I as I stared at the ceiling, I imagined what I’d wear and whether... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2020 at Misadventurous Life
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These are the supplies I keep for mouse catching. See post #1 here. I have two each of two types of traps - the black ones work by trapping the mouse in the tube as it walks in to get the bait at the end of the tube. I bought... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2020 at Misadventurous Life
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Hey all, Starting tomorrow, I'll be chronicling my efforts to catch the mouse, or mice, that are getting into our house at night. Although we take excellent care of our 120-year-old brick cottage, we cannot fill every gap, crack and hole that mice might use to get in. So they... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2020 at Misadventurous Life
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I used the phrase running amok this morning to describe sprouting sweet potatoes that are vining all over my dining table. If I don't do something with them - kill or plant - the vines might just take over the kitchen. Then I wondered...where does running amok come from? Who... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2020 at Misadventurous Life
Have you watched the 1993 movie Six Degrees of Separation? It's a brilliant film that explores the notion that we are all connected by six or fewer human links. It features wonderful performances by Will Smith, Stockard Channing, and Donald Sutherland and is set in New York City. It's funny,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2020 at Misadventurous Life
Here's the opening to a story I'm working on. What do you think? Hint: It's related to yesterday's post... Spaz Romano’s Sugar Shack I was loading my identical-twin Pomeranians BeeBop (Bee and Bop) into my car when my neighbor, Jimena, a police captain, flagged me down and rushed to my... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2020 at Misadventurous Life
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We the people are buying a lot of lavender right now (according to this story on CNN). I've not bought lavender and am now wondering if something is seriously wrong with me. Because I love lavender. Case in point: I named my purple motorcycle Hazel, that's short for Purple Haze.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2020 at Misadventurous Life
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As a follow up to yesterday's post, if you're interested in learning more about the concept of intrinsic exercise, here's an article with a good tee up that was published in Psychology Today. "Learn to Love Exercise," by Jay Kimiecik. And here's a post from the Mind-Body Medicine blog. I'll... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2020 at Misadventurous Life
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This blog is new and few people are reading it, so I feel a certain freedom to LET IT RIP and write whatever I want. I feel no pressure to do market research on the reading preferences of my ten blog subscribers. Hey, you're talking about us! True. I'm taking... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2020 at Misadventurous Life
I thought I would end the week on a high note and with a call for self-forgiveness as a vehicle for refocusing on generating the life and work you desire. You are amazing. I know this! If you and I enjoyed a chat over foaming lattes, I am sure that... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2020 at Misadventurous Life