Last week before first week

Last week before first week

I came across some old notes I had written in high school that led me on a trail of some of my messages and friendships during the time. A lot of the stuff I found that I wrote was truly cringe-worthy. I wonder if the reason I always bring up that research on how much…

Strength, weakness, and balance

My candle burns at both ends;   It will not last the night;But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends—   It gives a lovely light! “First Fig” by Edna St. Vincent Millay Thoughts that’ve been rattling in my head for this week’s edition of Book(ish) Club with Myself. Other people make you stronger A common idea…

October 2021 reads

October 2021 reads

No one: Really, absolutely no one: Me: OMG I’M SORRY MY BLOG POST ABOUT BOOKS I READ IS LATE! — I’ve been super busy with work and that has created a backlog of all the other stuff I want to do. But here we are. Fiction Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish by David Rakoff…

September 2021 reads

September 2021 reads

One time, years ago, I complained to Grant that I didn’t understand why anyone cared so much about sports, especially when they’re not playing it. Grant said something about it being one of the few things that can unite people across different social aspects and get people really excited towards a shared purpose. I spent…

101 things about me

If you asked older people how much they’ve changed since their 20s they’ll say “so much!” and the same. And how much between their 20s and 30s? “So much!” What about the last 10 years? “So much!” How much do you think you’ll change in the next 10 years? “eh, maybe a little. I think…

June 2021 reads

June 2021 reads

June was wild. Most of my friends and family have been vaccinated for at least a month and restrictions have eased up and so we started seeing more folks again. After one and a half years of isolation, any event planning would have been dramatic, but this month was a whopper. Multiple camping trips, I…