Life

RT: It’s that you stopped making

Stumbled into this insightful (and timely) thread. Here’s a thank you shoutout to @visakanv (twitter), whose website is at at  visakanv.com. (I may not have blogged in years, but I still have the old-school-blog habit of sending out love in the form of outgoing links. Is this still done? It is here!) the thing that […]

Words by Mary Karr about a commonplace book. "You're just constantly copying in longhand."

Just show up

In morning pages, the idea is that the hand keeps moving on the page, writing about anything —anything— until the set number of pages is filled up. For three pages, on wide rule spiral notebook paper. Half and hour. 30 minutes, keep your hand moving on the page. These days, having participated in one round […]

First Sunset of 2020

Serious Cloudage on 1-1-2020. For the first post of the day to be looking in the direction of the setting sun is on-brand for doing that hindsight thing in 2020.

Should auld acquaintance be forgot

New Year’s Eve, 2019. I started this blog (then a Manila site) in the waning days of 1999. Twenty Years Ago. pause, a moment of silence for the passage of time. Twenty. Years. It has lain fallow for some time, but the domain name and year come into alignment. I was contacted out of the […]

Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs’s influence on our lives is all-encompassing. Profound. We are as aware of it as we are of the boundary between air and lungs, between water and gills.

A movie for C, who may be getting a new liver today

A friend of mine may be getting a liver transplant today. Don’t know for sure yet, it’s still the waiting time. I’ve read other transplant blog entries about how the day that IT happens is usually a long day. Anyway, I’m reading the blog, donorcycle, by a transplant coordinator nurse (why she does what she […]