7 Things for 7 Days No. 3

So my publishing has been a bit irregular with the challenge of taking care of two feral children and attempting to work from home taking precedence. Here are a few things that made the last week special. NOT QUITE MURDER HORNETS A few months ago in the midst of corona we all got a momentaryContinue reading “7 Things for 7 Days No. 3”

My Favorite Music of 2017

NEW STUFF Snapped Ankles – Come Play the Trees William Basinski – A Shadow in Time GAS – Narkopop Colin Stetson – All This I Do For Glory Forest Swords – Compassion Robert Aiki Aubrey Low – Two Orb Reel Kara-Lis Coverdale – Grafts Visible Cloaks – Reassemblage Sarah Davachi – All My Circles RunContinue reading “My Favorite Music of 2017”

Is This Useful?

“Is this useful?” That was a question posed by Joseph Goldstein in one of the meditations offered on 10% Happier. While he was referring to the thoughts and feelings that constantly tug at our focus and divert us from being present in our own lives, I would extend that question to the multitude of digital distractionsContinue reading “Is This Useful?”

Just Start

Everyday I sit down to write. I rarely begin with an idea burning a hole in my brain. I’ve got nothing and I just start writing. If I am lucky an idea starts to come together. For me the process requires constant, repetitive, disciplined work. If I show up, the good ideas follow. It’s the work that createsContinue reading “Just Start”

I Fought the Law (And the Law Won)

Cutting hard between two taxis, I accelerated to avoid a collision. As I veered across the blacktop I may have used salty language requesting a panel van driver pick a lane or kindly move aside. I shifted into a higher gear and hammered the pedals, breaking into the bike lane that opens up near JeffersonContinue reading “I Fought the Law (And the Law Won)”

Carrots, Apples and Pears, Oh My! Weight Watchers, Part 1

Grapefruit, kale, strawberries, lemons, limes, chia seeds, protein bars, tofu, almond milk, coffee with skim, sugar free jello. Mmm, that’s pretty much my diet these days. You might notice the distinct lack of anything fun or indulgent or even that satisfying. Welcome to Weight Watchers. On the last Saturday of August I made a commitment toContinue reading “Carrots, Apples and Pears, Oh My! Weight Watchers, Part 1”

No Use Crying Over Spilled Goldfish

My three year old experienced a significant personal setback earlier today. His special treat after a swimming lesson was a baggie of rainbow goldfish, perhaps his favorite food of all time. As we braved the frozen hellscape the weather forecasters referred to as a wintry mix, he was engaged in what amounts to gleeful multitasking for young boys. WhileContinue reading “No Use Crying Over Spilled Goldfish”

Is Cooking a Secret Key to Productivity?

For an hour I was in my kitchen engaged in a frenzy of synchronized motion, focused solely on cooking dinner. Just a man, his knives and a frying pan. Everything else faded into the background. It was a Blue Apron night and I tackled fresh linguine pasta with roasted fennel and garlic breadcrumbs. First, I prepped the ingredients. Slicing an aromaticContinue reading “Is Cooking a Secret Key to Productivity?”