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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.
Recent Activity
There's a lot going on and much to consider. Safeness and the covid-19 pandemic, our role in community activism, 4th of July celebrations with restrictions (and maybe frightened pets and wildlife), and the upcoming elections. Let's play full out safely with kindness and compassion to make this a better world... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Misadventurous Life
It has occurred to me that this awful covid pandemic crisis could have a silver lining. No, not that more people work from home, but that's true. No, not that we're all more aware of how we spread our germs - all kinds - but that is a good thing.... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Misadventurous Life
I've been thinking about the act of creation and the dilemma we face because we need to unplug to create. Some of you might argue with this point and say that you can create while your email pings, cellphone vibrates with a new text, or you overhear eavesdrop on (we're... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Misadventurous Life
If you look at the dictionary definition of misadventure, you might think they're something to be avoided at all costs. We should avoid driving off a cliff. We should avoid ingesting poisonous plants. We should avoid jumping into a pit full of hungry tigers. Some of the more common words... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Misadventurous Life
In Anthony Brandt's TEDxHouston talk, he shared how creative endeavors involve bending, breaking, and/or blending. If you're interested in creativity, I recommend you listed to Anthony's full talk. This weekend, I'm contemplating the breaking apart part. Knowing some of my habits and assumptions are fairly ingrained, perhaps breaking some of... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Misadventurous Life
Hell bent. Obsessed. Dedicated. Driven2. I admire those who simply MUST do X (and X is a good or decent thing) and ensure they do X even when barriers make doing X hard or near impossible. Case in point. David Sedaris' commitment (obsession) with racking up huge numbers of steps... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2020 at Misadventurous Life
I attended a Startup Advantage zoom session yesterday that offered a few interesting tips. The talk was called, Get Uncomfortable: A Mindset for Innovation and Disruption. It was lead by Randall Stevens, CEO of AVAIL and co-owner of two large coworking spaces. He related his ideas to a large disruption... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2020 at Misadventurous Life
I'm as Type A as they come and my swirling mind constantly takes an inventory of how things are going. I'm a world class list-maker and until recently, this was the problem. WHY? Because I was listing the wrong stuff. The silly little gnatty items that, when checked off, felt... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2020 at Misadventurous Life
I remember my father, Lee Devine, often, but there was a double dose of reflection yesterday because it was Father's Day. We lost my father in 2015 after he succumbed to prostate cancer that had metastasized. I bit of a surprise because our money had been on the heart disease,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2020 at Misadventurous Life
One of the ways I experiment with making my life more misadventurous is to go against my type and strengths and try something that falls into the category of "things I usually botch." Often fabulously and flamboyantly botch. Today's story is about a wee thyme plant (pictured above). I'm a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2020 at Misadventurous Life
Just a short and reflective post today. It's Friday, June 19th - Juneteenth. And while I've known for many years the top line meaning of Juneteenth, I'm glad that my awareness is deepening regarding its modern-day significance. Today I'm thinking about several big challenges. Racial bias and inequality. Increasing divisiveness.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2020 at Misadventurous Life
Not sure if you're like me, but I break promises I make to myself way more than I fail to follow through on promises I make to others. This is pretty natural, I think. It therefore makes some sense that if we want to up our chances for follow through,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2020 at Misadventurous Life
I thought I'd share the story of a one-night misadventure that happened when I was in my twenties. Slightly embarrassing for sure and kind of magical. It was a time I played full out to mixed and debatable results. ====== In the late 80s, Sting was in reinvention mode. The... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2020 at Misadventurous Life
To live a more misadventurous life, I need to do more things that challenge me and inspire me to play full out. These challenges could be physical, mental, intellectual, analytical or something else. Right now, I'm focused on taking on a physical challenge because the I've suffered from fatigue and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2020 at Misadventurous Life
Thanks so much for visiting my blog. If you'd like to sign up for the RSS Feed, you can click the SUBSCRIBE link at the top of the right column. If you'd like to subscribe to a weekly digest by email (you get the posts every Saturday morning for the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2020 at Misadventurous Life
Strictly speaking, a catalyst is a substance that increases the rate of a chemical reaction. Although they participate in reactions, catalysts are neither consumed by nor incorporated into the products of the reactions. There is just as much catalyst at the end of the reaction as there was at the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2020 at Misadventurous Life
I don't know about you, but I get pretty nervous when faced with a new-to-me mother nature situation. Last week, I was watering the plants in the back yard and two adult cardinals started chirping at me. They seemed upset, not that I speak cardinal. I realized that the large... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2020 at Misadventurous Life
Twenty-two year old Lisa was a loner, just like the fifty-six year old version is today. Even so, this young lady loved disco music and dancing. Even more, she loved participating in disco-dance competitions. She and her partner (just a partner, not someone she was dating) won a few at... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2020 at Misadventurous Life
I first noticed the Zen cats many years ago in Seattle and have seen them in Cincinnati, Houston, and now Lexington. They're everywhere and I enjoy imagining what's going on inside these felines' heads as they pause to take in the day. Have you noticed that outdoor cats sit in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2020 at Misadventurous Life
I'm digging this new hack. Life is big and heavy - especially NOW - but we can find the time and energy for micro-misadventures. Even me (drugged up on hormones and oral chemo). What's a micro-misadventure? Five to thirty minutes of delicious mischievousness that has the following qualities: You're quite... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2020 at Misadventurous Life
Welcome to my new weblog! I hope you'll find this a welcome place for entertainment, inspiration, or to plan your great day or week. Why this blog? Most people love stories with twists, near misses, conflict, and flawed heroes—in fiction and real life. Whether we’re chatting it up at a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2020 at Misadventurous Life
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