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Lucky Day and Hare Krishna

It’s incredible how much life can change when we decide to change our perspectives, isn’t it? Am I lucky? Am I blessed? I don’t know. But I’m grateful for everything, nonetheless!

Who Are You?

If someone were to ask you who you are right now, what would you say? When you first meet someone, what are some of the first things that you tell them about yourself? Usually, introducing ourselves involves answering 3 questions:

2021 Reading Challenge – January Recap

You may have noticed, if you’ve been following my 2021 Reading Challenge, that I didn’t post an update for week 4. That’s because… I didn’t finish any books during the last week of January. But it got me thinking, maybe every 4th week I’ll do a monthly recap post instead!

Twee Dee Dee

The morning rain is refreshing as I walk to my bus stop in the mornings. Paired with my coffee and the sound of birds, it’s one of my favorite times to think up some poems!


This poem was inspired by sleep. I usually fall asleep all curled up and cozy under the covers and wake up spread eagle across the bed. Something about it just makes me think of flower buds opening up throughout the night.

Frogs, toads, Mushrooms, and New Logos

If you’re a regular reader of Freshly Stale, you might have noticed that the site recently got a new logo. That logo has a toad in it, and I’d like to explain my reasoning behind that branding decision.

Branching Out

Everything I’ve read about blogging recommends sticking to a niche. But I think I wanna try out lifestyle blogging again. For real this time. I mean shoot, why not, right? What’s the worst that could happen?

Repetition and Recreation in Art History

Art history is full of repetition, of artists recreating famous works from other artists, and of artists recreating pieces as a statement on the times that they were living in, or just as a way to share their perspective with the world.

My Man Jeeves, P.G. Wodehouse – A Book Review

A highly amusing book of short stories, My Man Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse features the characters Jeeves and Bertie Wooster and Reggie Pepper. Our protagonists constantly find themselves in predicaments caused by miscommunications or, quite frequently, lack of direct communication altogether.

2021 Reading Challenge – Week 2

On January 13th I finally got around to reading The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri. I also read The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde, which I much preferred over the Inferno!