Days of imperfection

Days like this. I wake up later than I meant to, having drunk more wine than I meant to last night.  I’m about to start an antibiotic that requires I don’t drink at all: some silly part of me wants to “enjoy myself” before the fast; some dark part of me wants to make myselfContinue reading “Days of imperfection”

GROUND series will return next week

Hi everyone.  I’ve been doing NaNoWriMo this month, and it’s taking a lot out of me, creatively speaking.  For those of you who don’t know what that is, it’s short for National Novel Writing Month, which is every year in November.  During that month, the challenge is to write 50,000 words – a novel-length work. Continue reading “GROUND series will return next week”

The things that shift me

From a coffee shop in Somerville, I text to a loved one, “Grey and white clouds blowing in a fall breeze, good French roast, and Death Cab on the speakers.  Good day so far.” On Friday afternoon, in the depths of a never-ending rainstorm, I wrote in a more personal journal what a hard dayContinue reading “The things that shift me”

[Re-run] Cultivating attention

Last week, I had the opportunity to visit the magnificent Sierra Mountains in northern California, and to spend a week in a little mountain resort community called Pinecrest.  While the amenities available at the site are lovely, our experience was reasonably rustic: my girlfriend and I holed up in the cabin her family owns, madeContinue reading “[Re-run] Cultivating attention”

Cultivating attention

Last week, I had the opportunity to visit the magnificent Sierra Mountains in northern California, and to spend a week in a little mountain resort community called Pinecrest.  While the amenities available at the site are lovely, our experience was reasonably rustic: my girlfriend and I holed up in the cabin her family owns, madeContinue reading “Cultivating attention”