I must admit to my addiction to television, especially in the past year or so. For some “unknown” reason I’ve found myself escaping into the world of cable TV. I’ve discovered I can watch many of the better shows and don’t have to submit to mindless advertising. However, I have become a tubeaholic.

I could blame it on the pandemic, but that’s only half true. My internal clock is off balance as well. I’ve reverted to my younger years when I stayed up late at night. Maybe it’s some sort of anxiety – rearing its ugly head through different habits. I’ve taken to watching things like “Murder She Wrote,” “Midsomer Murders,” “Murder She Baked,” “Diagnosis, Murder,” and so on. Do you see a pattern here? My husband is getting a little paranoid. I wonder why?

About a week ago, we were informed by the cable company that our rates were going up by $30-40. When two people are struggling to get by each month on Social Security and a little side income from our teaching, $30-40 is like $100-200. Where does that extra charge come from? After spending hours discussing this with Customer Loyalty, we decided to simply cancel the service all together. We do have a smart TV after all. It should be able to figure out how to make those murder mysteries available again.

As with all the new fangled technology, we feel like dinosaurs trying to live in a totally different world. It takes us more time to figure things out than it used to and by the time we do, we’re exhausted. Even though I write a daily blog and do tons of research on the worldwide web, I’m still like an infant when it comes to any of it.

I should go outdoors and enjoy the heavenly weather, but allergies are an issue and humidity is unbearable for me. When I’m in the house, I get easily bored. Reorganizing and cleaning have no appeal. I tried writing a novel. I even finished it, I thought. Then I had a number of people read it and began to have second and third and even fourth thoughts about it. It’s been nearly a year since I’ve worked on it. Creative juices still flow, but sometimes they need a jump start and that’s where I’m at right now. I will undoubtedly go into withdrawal from my addiction and be better for it. In the meantime, I may have to write a murder mystery.



As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on
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12 Responses to CUTTING THE CORD

  1. ken riddles says:

    I hear a kindred spirit. Our need to be creative makes us ‘easily(?)’ bored. But we can go to the sacred/secret place for re-invigoration and suddenly everything is creative again. Praise His Wonderful Name! Blessings.

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  2. hatrack4 says:

    My wife likes real crime. I have told her I was getting nervous. She said that they would not have a story on it if the person had not made a mistake and gotten caught. My reply is always, “Yeah, but now you know what mistake not to make!” We cut the cord upon retirement, but her addiction was renewed when we got the streaming services. I feel your pain.

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  3. Tv— it’s a love hate relationship

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  4. Gotcha Kathy! Our journey over these past several months has taken us to places where we find a moment of respite from the worry. Being creative helps keep us somewhat balanced in this topsy, spinning world. As for writing a novel, you are braver than most.

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    • says:

      I’ve almost gone the full stretch so many times. Just can’t get past the rejection mode.


  5. Shivangi says:

    If your novel is half ready, try publishing on kindle vella. It will be fun! I haven’t tried it but have been reading about it. BTW great post!

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    • says:

      Thank you for your encouragement Shivangi. The novel is finished. I’m not in a opposition financially to fund self publishing yet.

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      • Shivangi says:

        I understand. However, after the editing cost it can be published in the form of episodes on Kindle Vella. It is free or cost. But traditional publishing is always great. All the best 👏👌

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