It’s a shame that we focus so much attention on the space three feet in front of us and not the space around us because we miss so much. We are animals with a recency bias and while we look to the past, and think of the future, it is the moment that suspends us. … Continue reading Absence

What About Fall?

Living in a northern city, I can appreciate the trepidation that arrives with the changing of the leaves. It seems it’s either feast or famine for us thanks to the joys of climate change. We will get summer a little later and then we get a few days where it’s warm and makes you think… Continue reading What About Fall?

Make It Yours

When it comes to the end of the year and holidays, we sure do get possessive of things. Our Once In A While faith becoming ingrained dogma so that anyone that doesn’t celebrate things the way we feel that they should is shamed and castigated. You’re Doing It Wrong we shout! How Dare You! We… Continue reading Make It Yours

To Those In Need–a story

To Those In Need     The snow was falling. This wasn’t the first snow of the season but this was the most significant snow, the first real snow. The city was huddled together against the cold and spreading darkness but passed in silence, defenses up against forced holiday cheer. As the snow falls the darkness… Continue reading To Those In Need–a story

It's the End of the Year As We Know It…

Every year around about this time I sit down and try to give my own thanks to all the people in my life and look back on the year that was. Welcome, friend, to 2011’s version.  It’s The End of the Year As We Know It  You know, I have been writing these little end… Continue reading It's the End of the Year As We Know It…

A Debt–OR–My Annual Holiday Note

Every year I write a letter to my friends and acquaintances to show my appreciate for their being around. Since you’re here, and are reading, you must care to some passing degree as well, so I offer this note to you also, whomever you are. I owe you a debt. I owe it and it’s… Continue reading A Debt–OR–My Annual Holiday Note

Always a Great Time for Books and Art!

Well, the holidays are rolling in like a jolly fog kids so that means it's time to go out and slog through the crush of humanity for presents. Ah, well, what a great idea I have for you! Why not treat yourself or the ones you love to the gift of a book or of… Continue reading Always a Great Time for Books and Art!