Unless you live in California or Florida, you'd probably in the midst of the February doldrums right now: My face hurts when I step outside, gray is the dominant color, and while the official first day of spring is "only" 37 days away, that might as well be an eternity from now. Anyway, I digress. … Continue reading Good.
Thursday, 1/4/18: Sometime after 9pm. I'm standing out on the back deck in shorts and a t-shirt. It's clear, save for a few wispy clouds. They hover like apparitions around the pallid moon above. I've only been outside for a free minutes, but start to shiver. I place my left hand on the gnarled deck … Continue reading Tracks
"And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been." - Rainer Marie Rilke If you're reading this, congratulations; you've made it through another revolution around the sun. 2018 lays before us - Wild, uncharted, and ready to be discovered. Are you ready for it? Are you resolving to do things … Continue reading What Lies Before Us
Welcome to the most wonderful time of year, where we're all basking in post-Christmas bloat and frigid sub-zero temperatures. The waning days of the year typically find me in a thoughtful and ruminative mood. In my "New Year, New You!" post, I laid out 45 goals in a personal balanced scorecard format. The goals were … Continue reading A Look Back At 2017
Its Sunday morning. I'm on my second cup of coffee. I'm still recovering from yesterday: A whirlwind of activity that included three hours of sleep, almost eleven hours of work, a family Christmas outing, and dinner/gingerbread house decorating with my in-laws. Its nice to just sit here, take a deep breath, and just relax. The air … Continue reading Comfort is the Enemy
It's Black Friday. While millions invade the malls and shopping centers looking for the best deal on the perfect TV that would, "look fantastic in the living room," I'm sitting at my kitchen table, in sweatpants, drinking black coffee. For my ten or so readers, I hope you all had an enjoyable Thanksgiving with family … Continue reading In The Trough
I can't think of any topic to write about, so I'm going steam of consciousness for this one... I'm sitting at the kitchen table. Again. The house is quiet save for the dogs' feet clattering on the brown wooden floors, nails clicking and clacking like fingers on typewriter. I am tired: A long day filled with an … Continue reading 7:08pm