Sunday, January 31, 2010


Amazing what a change of scenery, beautiful landscape, and friendly people can do to lift a person's mood, as I state again like I have stated before, I'm sure. Today was sunny (but bitterly cold) and immeasurably bright, and I got to drive home in a glowing, exhilarating sunset that gave the earth a pink aura. I think of how we are all stuck in our boxes at home, and how so many people missed out on a great sunset. The way society has evolved has turned us into constructs of solitariness, and away from what makes us feel alive -- travel, connections, horizons, sun, trees, clouds, wind, fresh air, buildings, rivers, flowers, communalism and amazing coincidences. You can't get so much of that at home.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Loaf, is what she said. And more.

Sunday a waitress explained to me what "scrapple" is, and I almost wasn't hungry anymore.

Monday, January 25, 2010


This past weekend we took a journey to the homeland, and saw Avatar for the second time. We celebrated a birthday and sang Jeremiah Was a Bullfrog as requested by the birthday subject, enjoying her closest 20 friends and family members as we ate at a Chinese restaurant. We sang and ate there last year, except that last year I arrived close to the end of dinner because I went, in search of the right place, to the other three Chinese restaurants in town first, even though I had passed by the right restaurant when I first drove in to town and would have been on time if I'd known that restaurant had changed its name from the name I knew.
This evening I contemplated going over to my neighbor's house to explain that his two bags of trash had fallen into my driveway and a lot of it had spilled out onto my hillside and yard. I don't think he could see it from his place. He wasn't friendly, but said he'd take care of it. I was nice. He was standoff-ish. I hate it when the pull of energy is not the same between two people. It leaves me feeling off balance. I was thinking about the dynamics of physics and space in relationships yesterday when I took a walk. It is rare when two people share the same energy and feeling for each other. When it happens, you somehow, somewhere, feel the connection and the other person feels it, too. I just think it's physical, physics, in the invisible energy waves. As basic as it seems, it feels good to commit it to words.

Thursday, January 21, 2010


Today I was amazed and blissful about seeing an ad for Blue Moon on the back of a beer delivery truck. It was a giant moon, with streaks and variations of blue, orange, and yellow, created artistically to look like a painting that should be framed. All the colors were cheerful and moody at the same time. It was beautiful. I thought, "Blue Moon just gets me." Oh ... also, the sun was shining brilliantly, something we haven't seen in a long while.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


I was dwelling on the negativity I've been feeling in the last couple of days, and trying not to but not doing such a good job at it (it's wholly irrational, really), and then I read this today and now I feel as if I've transcended all evil. Momentarily. It was exactly what I needed.

Saturday, January 16, 2010


No books, no movies, no spectacular moments or amazing coincidences. Just work.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Planet turns

Roads are icy. My head is full of sickness. It has been 20 degrees outside. Thanks to my dad, my car's tires do well on this ice. I'm remembering my wish lists that I've written about in the last year or so. In one way or another, I've obtained almost everything I wanted. It's great to go back and think, made possible by documentation, of how much I've accomplished. Our natures cause us to keep pushing forward and think about what we want to accomplish next, what we need and what we want. When it feels like we're stuck, we can see that life has been constantly moving forward, little by little. Sometimes we don't feel the earth moving under our feet.