After a brief bout of impatience, the snow finally arrived in my corner of the world this past week. With its return came the less-than-subtle reminder to slow down. Thankfully this particular snowfall was soft and steady, so I met the ground much sooner than usual and it was kind enough to cushion my landing.
A few years ago, I witnessed the dropping of about 20 boots. It was part of a performance of “Oklahoma!”, not some footwear production mishap, and I’m not sure about the number, but the point is that there were a lot of shoes, and they were dropped.
I’m writing this while listening to the rain outside. Which is admittedly a pleasant sound. The steady clamor of traffic takes on a softer but also clearer quality. The ambient city sounds take on an almost magic, ethereal quality.
We’ve reached the hazy, grey part of the new year. You know, the figurative fog that hits after the holiday hype has faded away and the resolution jumpstart energy has started to wane.
The beginning of a new year, by definition, brings a lot of new. One of my favorites is a new planner. There’s just something special about putting pen to paper to plan and track your year.
The end of the year is a time of reflection on the past and planning for the future. Of course, that means we sometimes neglect the present. For these final days of 2022, I hope that you are able to be in the moment, to be where you are, as you are.
This past weekend, Daylight Saving Time (DST) ended in the U.S. That means on Sunday morning we woke to a world that was very much the same, but also an hour earlier than we expected. This changing of the clocks combined with the changing of the seasons means our days feel a little shorter andContinue reading “A Moment to Adjust”
If you would like to see humanity at its best and worst, I highly recommend a trip on public transit during rush hour. Throw in a far-reaching service disruption and prepare yourself for a show.
A few weeks ago, I stumbled spectacularly. This was a literal stumble and not a metaphorical one. As is often the case, my head was in one place and my feet were in another. As most successful walkers will tell you, ideally you want your head and feet in the same general vicinity.
Is there anything better than returning to work the day after a long weekend dedicated to the workforce? Yes. There are many (so many) things better than that, but here we are.
The last few years have come with many lessons, and the value of work is a big one. What that “value” is? Well, that is still very much up for debate.