October 2008

Your Life Unfolding

22 October 2008 · 2 comments

Sometimes you read or see something that connects with you on a deeper, almost spiritual, level. David sent me a short video that contains some pieces of wisdom that really resonate with where I am in life. Narrator: What is the most important thing you have learned in life? Dan Millman: If I only had […]

Amok Time

21 October 2008 · 1 comment

For most of the time since I’ve been working as a writer, Kris has been getting home from work at 4:45. Or 5:00. Or 5:15. (It’s all rather random, despite what she says.) Lately, though, she’s moved to her “winter schedule”, which means now she’s getting home at about 6:00 or 6:15. This may not […]

It’s not often I discover something profound on Digg (a social networking site seemingly inhabited by every freshman boy on a college campus in the U.S.), but it does happen. Today somebody quoted a piece of the transcript in which Colin Powell endorsed Barack Obama for President: I’m also troubled by, not what Senator McCain […]

Hello, Autumn

14 October 2008 · 1 comment

Autumn is here. The days and nights are getting colder. My usual strategy for coping with the chill is to bundle up. This morning, though, I couldn’t shake the cold. I turned on the heat for the first time since April, and sat at the kitchen table drinking a mug of cocoa. As I ran […]

Why I Blog

13 October 2008 · 2 comments

“Are you watching YouTube again?” Kris asks me nearly every day. Usually I am. She doesn’t get it. But to me, YouTube is just another form of blogging. Both are new forms of community, ways to express yourself and to interact with other people (most of whom are strangers, no doubt, but who can become […]

Kris and I had a good trip to San Juan Island. We didn’t do much besides laze around. We chose to go in early October because peak season has ended and prices on most things (like our bed and breakfast) had dropped. We gambled on the weather, of course — if it were always nice […]

Kris and I are taking a short vacation to Washington State’s San Juan Islands. “What time does the ferry leave from Anacortes?” I asked last night before bed. We were planning our agenda. “5:25,” Kris said. “And if we miss that, the last ferry is at 6:00. What time do you think we should leave?” […]

Over the past few years, I’ve accumulated a lot of Amazon credit by selling books on my various web sites. The problem is, I accumulate it faster than I can spend it. Sometimes I buy comics. Sometimes Kris buys something for herself. But mostly it just sits there, unused. Today I decided to splurge a […]