Taking the Captain’s Quiz 8: Summer Side Up

It feels like it's been too long since the last time Paul presented the bloggers with his last Captain's Quiz... But here we are, like old times. I'm quite moved. If you would like to participate in the latest version of The Captain's Quiz, please head over to Paul's blog, The Captain's Speech! HOW TO … Continue reading Taking the Captain’s Quiz 8: Summer Side Up

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Try Not to Cry

I've had a handful of emotional moments in the last few days. Not sure what the deal is... But I thought I'd share a video and challenge you to watch it without crying. It's a tough one... It's a little girl watching a scene from The Chipmunk Adventure where the Chipettes are singing a sad … Continue reading Try Not to Cry

Taking the Captain’s Quiz 7: Well, That’s New

Time for a new Captain's Quiz with a theme that's all about the new. Paul has issued forth a new challenge over at The Captain's Speech and it's time to answer the call. As always, I encourage you to head over to Paul's blog and participate in his Captain's Quiz. The more the merrier! 10 … Continue reading Taking the Captain’s Quiz 7: Well, That’s New

My Favorite Posts from 2021

This is another one that’s pretty much become an annual tradition here at The Confusing Middle. The other day, I looked back at which posts from the year were the most viewed according to the WordPress analytics. Today, I’m pulling out the posts that I personally enjoyed writing the most. These are my 10 favorite posts from … Continue reading My Favorite Posts from 2021

The Confusing Middle’s Top 10 Blog Posts from 2021

Well… Here we are. Another year has gone by, bringing us to another Top 10 list here at The Confusing Middle. I thought about skipping this annual tradition this year. Because, even though I made a conscious effort to post something every day, the numbers aren’t exactly earth shattering. Then again, they probably aren’t too earth … Continue reading The Confusing Middle’s Top 10 Blog Posts from 2021

2020… 2?

Paul, our friendly neighborhood Captain over at The Captain's Speech has nominated me to share my goals for 2022. Yes, he used the word "nominate..." Though, to be honest, I feel like it's more of a challenge. I may only feel that way because I'm not one who enjoys setting goals for myself. I definitely … Continue reading 2020… 2?

Taking the Captain’s Quiz 6: Our First Quizmas Together

Is it Quizmas time already? I'm sorry... I just can't say that out loud without imagining Elmer Fudd trying to say Christmas. Kids, as this is the sixth outing for Paul's Captain's Quiz, it's important that I put on my game face. My game face looks a lot like my normal face. But you can … Continue reading Taking the Captain’s Quiz 6: Our First Quizmas Together

Taking the Captain’s Quiz 5: Golden Rings

The most recent quiz seems so recent! It's been less than a month but Paul is already back at it, challenging his fellow bloggers with another challenge. And who doesn't love a good competition? If you want to hop on board this whirly-gig of insanity, head over to The Captain's Speech and join in on … Continue reading Taking the Captain’s Quiz 5: Golden Rings

Thank You for Your Service

Today is Veterans Day in the United States. It's a day in which we take time to honor the men and women who have served in the military. It's a day that I'm pretty sure a lot of us just take for granted. Sorry, that was my dominant, cynical side talking. I'd like to hope … Continue reading Thank You for Your Service

I Need Something Simple Today

I've run out of Quantum Leap episodes. I had gotten ahead, but since I'm still housesitting, I don't have access to the show on the available streaming services on my aunt's TV. So I'll resume that next week. As it is, these last few weeks have been difficult. And I don't have it in me … Continue reading I Need Something Simple Today