It's been a while since I last posted. Select baseball is in full swing and our family just returned from a week long vacation in southern California last night. There hasn't been much time to write, and honestly, while I do enjoy the finished product, the act of writing can be a struggle at times. … Continue reading IHTFS
NEW POST: Hard one to write today...took a trip down memory lane and revisited grief and loss that I haven't felt for a long time.
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