I definitely won’t be writing one blog post every day in 2020… it was a great little exercise while it lasted, but I’ve had enough of the daily obligation. And, I don’t imagine the audience for this type of writing will miss it when I stop. That’s one barometer that I heard Seth Godin speak […]
The Straight and Narrow
Today, I followed up last night’s blog post with a social media post about my night and jail and subsequent sobriety. It feels appropriate to catalog it here. I am truly grateful to have escaped the poor choices of my twenties without dying or killing someone. I am also grateful that I only have one […]
December 29th, 1999, I spent the night in jail. After nearly a decade of lots of drinking and driving, I was finally brought to justice. That deflating and humbling evening was the first of a series of events that has now amounted to nineteen and a half years sober. I never would have imagined a […]
Ultimately, I’m a city boy. Not that I was raised in the big city or anything like that, but I never learned to use a chainsaw or a tractor or any similar rural/farm skills. A couple of years ago, I bought a chainsaw to help turn the tides of that lack of useful knowledge that […]
More Than Anything
These three, along with my wife, are Everything to me. I’ve certainly found a “purpose” for what to do with my life/time, but these are the why I do it, for the most part. The why seems more important than the what. I’ll let it be at that, as the holiday season has me a […]
New Moon, new decade- Every moment, forever- Me, you, transcending.
The Gift of Silence
We spend so much time with input coming in, and there is an unfed hunger for silence, that’s often not even named. The noise is not all heard, but just a general onslaught of information and distraction. I am guilty of avoiding the Silence, and that will work its way into a new year’s resolution, […]
Merry Christmas / Happy Holidays
Haiku #147 Happy Holiday. Whatever you celebrate, May it be with love.
It’s Like This
Often enough, I am awestruck by the texture of Life… there’s thick layers above and below everything I see, and the paintings by OSGEMEOS at the Frist illustrate this idea so beautifully. You’ve got about three weeks left to see this exhibit, so, if you’re inclined, make your plans.
Countdown From 10
Including this post, I have only ten posts left to complete my “one blog post for every day of the year” New Years’ Resolution that I made last year. It’s had it’s ups and down, as most everything has, and I am ready to move into days without this obligation. I have to reflect at […]