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Nostalgia

Nostalgia

I still remember once when I was traveling – I think in Croatia – I struck up a conversation with a hostel worker. At the time I was freshly twenty-three years old and I remember her calling me ‘a baby’ after finding out my age. It...

“Are you busy enough?”

“Are you busy enough?”

It’s been 136 days since I’ve posted. In a past life I’d have taken this opportunity to publicly castigate myself and say how such a long break is… …unacceptable! …weak! …pathetic! …yellow-bellied! …etc I’m not going to do that. I’ve written that...

Noticing Small Things

Noticing Small Things

My most peaceful days are the ones where I notice small things. The moisture clinging to a leaf I’m trying to propagate on the windowsill. The almost imperceptible movement of cool air over my knuckles as they sit atop the keyboard, pondering this...

Look at a Leaf

Look at a Leaf

Put down your phone and go outside to the woods and look at a maple leaf. If you can’t find a maple, a sycamore will do just fine.Ron Swanson, Parks and Rec Boredom is something we’re increasingly shielded from. Since the advent of the iPhone, being...

Being OK

Being OK

I realized this week that sometimes, I’m not OK with what I’m doing. Especially if whatever I’m doing doesn’t align with one of the items on my 2021 goal list. As I proceed with one of these “unaligned” activity, a little cloud of guilt begins to...

You Can Hold Both

You Can Hold Both

I started December with the intention of publishing a post every day for a year and save for two days since then, I’ve kept to that. But how do I interpret those two missed days? The more puritanical part of my brain insists I call the experiment a...

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