Boxes

Lately we contemplated buying another house and spent time searching for a better house for us. But today I realized that houses are just boxes. It isn’t changing one box for another box that matters, What matters is how I extend beyond the box I’m in through art and writing. Or how I extend my…

A Spinning Top

My world is in a tizzy of work and activity, but I didn’t want to let the week go without giving you an update. A spinning top is a miracle of physics. It cannot stay upright on its own but once you put it in motion it stays up and even travels slightly across the…

Missing Muses

This is just a short post to let people know that I am still alive and didn’t fall into a portal leading to another world, fun as that may be. I am working on a number of projects and courses and this is spinning me around a bit and messing with my productivity. One of…

Cruising Through Time

It’s been a while. I know that I actively owe correspondence to several people. If you are waiting, accept my apologies. I’ve had a hard time collecting my thoughts to write lately, whether in the blog or directly to people or in fiction. I suspect that a sleep deficit is to blame and I’m working…

The Journey Continues

Some weeks take us across a threshold of self and when we emerge we are subtly changed in ways that are invisible from the outside. So it has been this week. I feel a bit unsteady, as if I were taking over someone else’s blog, but here I am, ready to show up for whatever…

More Questions Than Answers

For almost a week now the emails I’ve sent have gone unanswered. I had a problem with email when I made some changes on December 24, but I thought I found a way around them. It’s has been on my list of things to check into, preferably before tomorrow when I need to send out…

Kindness

Kris Rusch in a recent post talks about the devastation wrought in this year. She says “We are emerging, one finger at a time, from the worst of the crisis. And then we’re going to have to stand on the piles of our own personal rubble and see what remains.” It has been a year…

Burning 2020 to the Ground

Every year Steve and I check the progress we made on the goals of the current year. This year there are a whole lot of “Goal Cancelled Due to Plague” as I’m sure is the case for others who made goals on January 1 only to see them burned up in 2020’s inferno of challenges….

Social Transitions

A friend of mine told me that her daughter is socially transitioning to be her son, which set me thinking about identity. We all try on identities in our teens. It’s a natural part of growing up. I tried on religions, sexual identities, and many other ways of thinking of myself as a social being…

The Week of Broken Things

It has been a week of breaking things: laptop, portable keyboard, a bowl, and my ankle. Well, the ankle is just sprained, but it fits nicely into the spirit of the Week of Broken Things. I am typing this with my new keyboard that I bought to replace my Logitech K380, which has been my…