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April 2021

Wed, 04/14/2021 - 3:10am

14 Wednesday Melatonin. Sam Harris. Cheese and crackers. Every reminder of what really matters. Kettlebells. Action. 12 Monday Loving Vincent. Shadow Falls Park. 1776. The compound effect of stretching throughout the day. Poop bags. Parks with trash cans. Looping back to an important person from an earlier time in your life. Even-numbered days. 11 Sunday […]

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Writing

Wed, 04/14/2021 - 1:11am

“But if I learned anything about writing when writing about my daughter, it is that the subject, above all, determines the degree of difficulty. And I loved my subject.” -Frank Deford, Over Time: My Life as a Sportswriter (2012)

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Process

Tue, 04/13/2021 - 1:44am

“All attention ought to be focused on the internal practice of the art rather than the external result.” -John Sellars, “Stoicism and the Art of Archery,” Modern Stoicism (July 23, 2016)

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Writing

Mon, 04/12/2021 - 1:30am

“Graham Greene was an almost eerily disciplined writer. He could write in the middle of wars, the Mau Mau uprising, you name it. And he wrote, quite strictly, five hundred words per day, in a little notebook he kept in his chest pocket. He counted the words, and at five hundred he stopped, even, his […]

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First Impressions

Sun, 04/11/2021 - 9:33am

The exercise was to look at the painting and observe your impressions. Despair is the first word that comes to mind. Even without knowing the title, you initially think of a man nearing the end of his life. Maybe he has regret. Maybe he suffers from dementia. Maybe he misses his beloved, who died too […]

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Spirituality

Sun, 04/11/2021 - 9:14am

How do we recover our faith in life? Basically, we start where we are; we start where our butts are. We do kind things for others, and we pay more attention to all the beauty and goodness that surround us. We make gratititude lists of everything that blesses us, that gives us feelings of safety […]

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Test

Sun, 04/11/2021 - 8:10am

Test.

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Just Be

Sun, 04/04/2021 - 10:39am

Close your eyes. Listen to the birds chirp. The dog bark in the distance. There is a woodpecker on the top of that telephone pole. Hear him whack away. There is a ladybug crawling along the walkway beneath you. The silent bug spreads her wings then closes them again and heads for the grass and […]

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March 2021

Wed, 03/31/2021 - 4:14am

31 Wednesday The month of March. We hardly knew ye. Nursed coffee. Cold coffee. Not cold-brewed coffee. Whatever that is. Just coffee cold. Keen memories. The warmth of the morning bed. Your dog. Your gut. The chance to help someone help others. John Keats. Rosemary fries. 30 Tuesday Vets. Evening strolls in shorts. Grocery delivery. […]

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Time

Mon, 03/29/2021 - 10:24pm

Do not lament what opportunities are closed but embrace the ones before you. And give a bear hug to the beautiful ones all around you. There are moments when the experience of Time feels palpable. Snapshots from an emotional day: Your dog squinting into the wind, his sniffer vibrating — an old man soaking in […]

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Why Are We Here?

Sun, 03/28/2021 - 5:50pm

No matter what you think of that dude flexing in the mirror at your gym, or the beauty on the red carpet, compared to the physical prowess of the other species, the human body is not especially impressive. An eagle can see more keenly. A dog can smell better. An elephant is stronger. A giraffe […]

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Dumb Phone

Sun, 03/28/2021 - 1:31pm

One way to look at your level of happiness is in inverse proportion to the amount of time spent on your phone.

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Observe

Mon, 03/22/2021 - 6:24am

It is important to name things correctly. It is easy to infer, hard to know. Do not state that you know something to be true if you are not certain. Certainty is seldom found in this world. Even if you think you know what you just saw. We see so much in our age! Everything, […]

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Just See

Sat, 03/20/2021 - 11:24am

Oh me! Oh life! of the questions of these recurring, Of the endless trains of the faithless, of cities fill’d with the foolish, Of myself forever reproaching myself, (for who more foolish than I, and who more faithless?) Of eyes that vainly crave the light, of the objects mean, of the struggle ever renew’d, Of […]

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