Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don't be afraid.Frederick Buechner The bad news? The year ahead will be full of sadness, grief, disappointment, and struggle. Exactly like the year we're wrapping up today. And the year before that. And all the years before that. To be fair, the current state of … Continue reading Cloudy with a chance of …
A new year’s resolution: Write something every day. SOMETHING. There; that is done. That is one. (Not so hard, was it?) Do it again tomorrow. Do it better.
The pen, the sword, you know the drill. - a note of encouragement from the funny and indefatigable Ross Murray, written 12/16/16 In the fall of 2016, Outside magazine published an obituary for the Great Barrier Reef. It was satire, a cynical commentary piece (though not clearly labeled as such), and to scientists' great alarm … Continue reading Life hums along.
OK, 2019, let's go. Hoppin' John and greens (and a spicy bloody Mary)? Check. New calendars up? Check. Christmas tree down? Not quite; but today (January 5th) is the last day of Christmas, so I've got a few more hours. BONUS? A surprise New Year's Day visit from a pal who brought her daughter to … Continue reading Start on the right note.
Here's what I wrote, exactly one year ago: never, ever give up. I'd forgotten writing it, and re-reading it made me laugh. Because that's 2018 in a nutshell: the year of not giving up. Events of 2018 changed the course of my personal life in ways I'll never get over. But it pushed me to … Continue reading A few things: December 2018
"To read a poem in January is as lovely as to go for a walk in June." - Jean-Paul Sartre Our Christmas tree sparkled clear through Epiphany and beyond, lighting that particular corner of its room for so long that we were tempted to just leave it up. "When it starts to brown, we can … Continue reading A few things: January 2018
This will be short, because we have work to to. It may also be obvious to you, but it wasn't for me. So here goes. I was lying in bed one night recently, catching up on the unimportant, non-depressing kinds of news, when I ran across an essay by Bobbi Brown about her decision … Continue reading Let’s get it started.
My second favorite Eric Ries quote begins this way: "Zero invites imagination...." The context for the quote is the world of business, start-ups in particular. The idea, extrapolating a bit, is that imagination lives in a place without restraint, specific points of reference, judgment or relativism - all of those things being important, perhaps, at … Continue reading Four quotes and a (short) movie.