He’s got some dimples

Friday, February 28, 2020

Robert had us over for dinner. Tried his best to find frozen Empress to no avail—that was our go to Cincinnati style chili growing up. (It’s got little red hot peppers in it that sets it apart from Skyline and Gold Star.)

We made do and had three ways and coneys and caught up.

Brayden’s getting mobile.

He’s got some dimples.

Robert Beatty

It was the end of the week and Tom and I were frazzled. I had read a tweet from Robert Beatty that he’d be speaking at University of Kentucky.

I love his work.

We went and ended up sitting on the floor of a packed school room trying really hard to not touch anyone.

Washing our hands and using hand sanitizer every 15 minutes afterward.

But easily the best part of this day was being on the road with Tom.

Stare off into nowhere

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Went to Corryville and picked up a board game.

Ate pizza for lunch.

Starting to stare off into nowhere after reading news.

(That was a month ago.)

3/27 – Today I woke up from a half dream where a reporter asked the president at a press briefing, “How do you respond to those that say you’ll be known as “ass mouth” by a significant majority of Americans based on the fact you are talking out of your ass?”

Trump stunned, silent.

The reporter continued, “You’re a terrible president.”

Bubbles

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

The quality content you can expect here.

kind of lovely

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

I took a single photo this day, texting someone about that reusable bag. I know. In context of what we’re experiencing as a world? W.T.F. But it’s what I did.

Now when I wake up each day, after checking in on folks, I sit and have coffee and reflect on the days leading up to the current one.

But I don’t press publish.

It’s all so.. trivial?

But you know what isn’t trivial? Those greens I picked up at the store are still kicking it 30 days later.

That’s kind of lovely.

Carving out time for stillness

Monday, February 24, 2020

Finished reading ”Stillness is the Key.”

(I never know if I should put the period inside the quotation marks or just italicize titles.)

It took over a month, but I finally closed the cover. Ryan Holiday has an easy way of weaving philosophy over the ages into something palpable.

This is a book I hope to read again someday. But for now? It’s about the little things, like disinfecting groceries. (But maybe not to that extent.)

And carving out time for stillness.

I’m really looking forward to when we can hug again

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Kathryn and Terry invited me over to watch their Christmas tree burn.

It’s weird not to hug right now.

I’m really looking forward to when we can hug again.

It’s going to happen.

The Touryst

Saturday, February 22, 2020

The Touryst

Things that happened on this day:

My friend Emily turned 40. If I was in California I would have joined her friends to celebrate and dance.

Mardi Gras was around the corner and a group of friends met up for dinner at Knotty Pine on the Bayou.

I played this video game called The Touryst. Lots of puzzles and minigames with an isometric 3d pixelated presentation. Quite good.