January 2018’s Quote of the Month

“Each day means a new twenty-four hours. Each day means everything’s possible again. You live in the moment, you die in the moment, you take it all one day at a time.” — Marie Lu

Marie Lu is an American author. By chance, I came across her quote in my collection, searching for the term “time.” This one struck me most.


Dog Days: New Year’s Resolutions 2018

Time for a new calendar from your favorite Chinese food restaurant, “and don’t forget to hang up your cock!”

The Rooster has gone home to roost, and now the Dog days are far from over.


My Resolutions for 2018, Simplified
  • Be completely not sick! (achoo!)
  • Improve my Veganism
  • Have better (regulated) eating habits
  • Go to the Gym Every Day (or at least do yoga more often on the in-between days)
  • Write more Fiction
  • Stay pretty
  • Lose more Weight
  • Improve my Six Mile.
  • Lose “Fanny Pack”
  • Network better.
  • Start a Zine
  • Cover more Art Events
  • Build Readership
  • Be Published Somewhere New and Exciting!
  • Get a salaried (or at least steady) position in my industry
  • Save more money
  • (ooo and maybe) meet someone special

2018 here we come!

New times, new methods. If you’re anything like me, you’re still tackling the same New Year’s Resolutions you made a spring and four millennia ago when the Babylonians began the practice! Well… maybe a few of those goals have been fulfilled during that time. Isn’t that good enough?

This year is different — somehow. Perhaps due to being the penultimate, eleventh sign in the Chinese zodiac, a Dog year — my sign — that somehow I feel some more optimism in the days ahead. If you’re not born in the year of the dog, I don’t know what to tell ya.

Ba. Dagedabah

The Dog highlights dependability and a certainty in building material wealth, as well as being a loyal sign — perhaps to a fault. As long as this year follows through with focus, without the distraction of too many “masters” and with great energy, it’ll prove very powerful. In its numerology, it is expected to be just that, a year of culmination.


It’s an 11 year!


Or a 2 year depending on how one counts their numerology. Either way, the dog year meets the intuitive and peaceful one, in that hard work, will come to a head, guided and dominated by passion.

So as we make our New Year’s Resolutions, we ask ourselves. What would Babadook?

babashook_Kayla Wasil


Realistically, what will you accomplish in a year’s duration? Is it a destination, or a journey? Is it something quantitative or qualitative in the result?  

Last year, I had set several broad goals. That in itself was perhaps more of a qualitative objective. Improving a process — something ongoing — rather than achieving a specific result. Perhaps similar to the coming together of our favorite DC superheroes — and Aquaman, this year was a lot coming together, in separate parts of a greater whole, still yet completely defined.

Next year, I would venture to guess, will be more of a culmination of all of that business-side striving.


The deets: Hopefully, I see some more gains in veganism and exercise. I found more time for meditation and going to the gym towards the end of this year. Staying pretty consistently Vegan Before Six. Four pounds were lost from somewhere. Body toning with cardio, and most importantly: my heart feels like it may actually be getting stronger.  

There have even been smaller surprises (accomplishments) made along the way! Studying certain things, writing particular pieces, and even starting a newsletter, weren’t particular items that I expected in January 2017, but still made the list: completed along the way to whittle down much larger goals little by little.

Next year will be more of the same!

Same, not sane. Isn’t insanity “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results,” according to Albert Einstein? Well, that may be true but there’s no way that you’re going to do everything the exact same way, year-after-year anyhow! Where’s the entropy in that?

Every year, we’re trying a new method at the old problems! Learning which way really works well for us. Because we’re not all the same, we can’t look to a single guru for guidance. The world is our lesson! Our greatest opponents, our teachers! For me, that means my opponent this year must be that evil me that tells to strive for less!

Do what I do. Don’t try so much.

mt everest

Try to keep it simple. For instance: I just want to sleep right.




—— Person of the Year ——

The Story

Since President Trump “turned down” Time’s Person of the Year, the rightful cover-space went to those people, mostly women, that came forward this year, for justice.

The Silence Breakers…

Time’s Person of the Year cover goes to women, such as Ashley Judd, who in October of this year was the domino that caused the fallout of brave women, and men, when she came forward about sexual harassment she was victim to in 1997, by Harvey Weinstein. Since then, brave individuals  have come forward about a plethora of people who have acted sexually against others from a position of power. That power has in the past made the use of unwanted sexual advances and obscene remarks commonplace.

Who’s been fingered?

The list is massive!: New York Metropolitan Opera conductor James Levine, NBC News anchor Matt Lauer,  CBS News, PBS and Bloomberg journalist and host Charlie Rose, New York Times White House political journalist and correspondent Glenn Thrush, hip-hop producer Russell Simmons, actor Jeffrey Tambor, Minnesota Senator Al Franken, NBC News Senior Vice President for Booking Matt Zimmerman, “Arrow,” “Supergirl,” etc. executive producer Andrew Kreisberg,  Alabama Republican Senatorial candidate Roy Moore,  comedian Louis C.K.,  actor Steven Seagal, actor Ed Westwick,  Hollywood producer Brett Ratner, actor Dustin Hoffman, actor Jeremy Piven, NPR news chief Michael Oreskes, actor Kevin Spacey, NBC senior political analyst Mark Halperin, former President George H. W. Bush, celebrity photographer Terry Richardson,  literary critic and former editor for The Atlantic and New Republic Leon Wieseltier, Hollywood writer and director James Toback, celebrity chef John Besh, Harvey’s brother Bob Weinstein, director Oliver Stone, Amazon studios chief Roy Price, and actor Ben Affleck, in addition to Harvey Weinstein.

“One phone call and you’re done”

Those who know, those who don’t know, and those who aren’t sure about what they know all become complicit parties in malfeasance, whether of a sexual nature or another. The variations in complicity by casting a vote for a particular tax plan for instance, whether for a candidate federally or locally:

You either don’t vote because you don’t care, but aren’t necessarily voting against a terrible, maybe horribly sexist, bill or action somehow else is doing, or are voting regardless of which one, you’re not really wonderfully convinced about any, but you’re faithful, or you could know exactly what you’re voting for, vote for it and get it.

Sen. Al F-inally!

On the other hand with this issue, Democrats, including our very own Kirsten and Chuck, in the Senate are turning on Franken after a second allegation completed the thunder-clap! of his final days in Congress, and perhaps, politics entirely. But there may still be more promising time in comedy! Or not.  


We’re really glad that the Senate is doing something and victims are getting the strong support they deserve in the spotlight of media and government. The Silence Breakers, like whistleblowers are incredibly important to the ultimate fairness of our system. Our ways of life, and our hopes for the future.

— Caught in TheBreez 

The wrap-up…

Exactly next week (Thurs. Dec. 14), the FCC is set to vote on chairman Ajit Pai’s proposal to remove net neutrality protections. Hollywood hills is burning! And Chelsea Handler may just be right that President Donald Trump is setting the world ablaze.

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TheBreez: Holiday Hiatus

As you all may have noticed, there’s been a lot of news this week, but no newsletters! [gasps]

We’re taking a break for the holidays, to see family and friends, and will return with fresh pressed press on Nov.27. 

There will be a similar vacay from the news storays the week of Christmas, Dec. 23-29, with brand new coverage again on Jan. 1, 2018 (we promise we will drink responsibly and meet you back here that Monday).

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