I don’t know how I survived long-distance travel before mp3s. You can only carry around so many cassettes or CDs. When I leave the house for a trip my earbuds are pretty much a permanent fixture until I am home again. At home, if I’m at my computer, I’m probably listening to something all the… Continue reading Thinkin bout electronica
At the beginning of the year I decided to join a “picture a day” group on Flickr, Project 366-1. I’m not a “photographer,” nor do I aspire to be. I joined the group because it seemed like a fun way to get myself documenting the things around me. I view it as a visual diary,… Continue reading 126 days
In the last month or so I had a period where I felt things going into a bit of a tailspin. It is a cyclical thing where life just feels overwhelming, out of control, meaningless even. I spent almost a week feeling down in the dumps and like I was letting everyone around me down.… Continue reading Sitting
I am not a great follower of politics nor of modern history (modern meaning anything after the Roman Empire, 😉 I’m an ancient history freak). I’ve been fascinated by Barack Obama, not just from the plain emotional freedom from the Bush years he represents, but also his steady rise as a leader in my mind.… Continue reading Learning About Leaders
Weeds are simply plants that suit their environment too well and succeed in ways we actually don’t wish. Basically gardeners like plants that give them the most bang for their buck – but with a controlled bang. Weeds, and I’ve had many a battle, just don’t fit the human idea of order and control. They… Continue reading Wild, beautiful, maverick weeds
What am I celebrating? Well my frickity taxes are done. This past year was extremely ooky in the tax department but I’ve got them done and two weeks early to boot. Whew! How am I celebrating? After all that, I am kicking back with one of my favorite beers, Duvel. I love Belgians and this… Continue reading Time to celebrate
Well it actually sprang a few days ago. I’ve updated my site header to a nice spring tree, although the dogwoods are not in bloom here yet and most likely won’t be for another month or so. You can see the state of my Dogwoods in pictures below. My cherries are starting to pop though!… Continue reading Spring has sprung!
I am currently in L.A. for work. Actually the work week just ended and I am now free to roam. Luckily in this instance L.A. does not mean the crazy city that I normally associate with it, but rather we were doing workshops at a seaside hotel in Redondo Beach. During the week the ocean… Continue reading Unraveling