Across The Universe And Into My Pants

Enchantments on the run continue. On my run this morning I found a fallen star in the middle of the street. From my limited knowledge of stellar science I understand both the birth of stars and the death of stars to be violent events of chaos and disorder. All appeared peaceful, orderly, and non-violent on…

Check His Pockets For Loose Change

I can’t write about dead food without hearing echoes of Miracle Max from The Princess Bride. You remember. The only excuse for not remembering would be that you’ve never seen it. If that’s the case stop reading now and go watch it. And by watch it I mean the entire movie, not just a clip…

Inventing People To Make Me Normal

Among elders who have reached a certain age there is an ongoing conversation about the efforts to unlearn conditioned behaviors we now recognize as sexist. I speak to folks in this demographic who lament accidentally making sexist comments, not because they don’t know better but because so many of the thoughts which generate those comments…

The Natural Next Question

I knew she was going to ask me. What’s wrong? I could feel it coming. And I didn’t want to lie the following lies: Nothing I’m fine Oh, it’s just ________ (thing it’s really not, such as tired or hard day) make up something which sounds good or reasonable and deflects the question I don’t…

The Temple Of You

I did not sustain my momentum from July. This did not prevent good things from happening, however. Firstly, my discovery of nourishment as a form of worship. Secondly, my pleasure heals the world. Yes, I meant to say that. This banana feeds the brain which will affect your brain with these words. These 100 calories…

The Nope Files – A Higher Level Of Grind

It’s been a long break from The Nope Files but this one begged for a Nope. I found it on Instagram. As with all the Nope File anecdotes, this sounds reasonable and good and generates lots of positive reactions. However, there are at least two Nopes here. Almost three. 1. No one gets to tell…

The Week In Photos; So Fine

The week in photos, because it’s a holiday and I posted this weekend and want to say in the flow. First up is tennis, obviously. No matches this week due to rainouts, so just practice, practice, lessons, practice. I did have some social wellness insights though, but just a head up — you may not…

The Inquisition Is Finished

This summer we celebrate the fourth year of the Grand Vegan Experiment. I’ve done well keeping my promise not to turn this into a vegan blog. I also promised I would post remarkable developments as they happen but after four years there aren’t many surprises anymore. But oh, there are tedium. Chief of Tedium after…

Dying Wishes

Getting back to writing on the regular wasn’t as easy as tossing up an “I’m back!” post and then standing by for inspiration. Day after day I wait for the words to come. I sit still and ready and wait for a release. An activation. An opening. And day after day there is naught but…

Rain Dance

Almost two months away. Letting the fields lay fallow, as we do in the cycle of renewal. Now I return on a rainy day, fresh from a run with a red fox and a dance with black-capped chickadees. The fox sat on a curb in the ‘burb and watched me cruise by. I circled the…

Benevolence In Beverage Form

Items found on the run now include a flowering tea pot complete with flowering tea. Running through the village on Saturday morning I crested the final hill on my path home. Just as I began my glide down the back side I heard a voice calling my name. I stopped and turned but saw no…

Turning Eleven

The Year of Honesty is kicking my ass. I was not prepared for how unpleasant this would be. Notice I didn’t say hard. I knew it would be hard. I assumed there would be discomfort. I didn’t know it would be so damn ugly. That I would be shocked at how sickening it would be….