Category Archives: Musings

The charm of a thrown punch

The charm of a thrown punch

The artists and vendors who ply their wares in Union Square by definition are a bit strange. Strange to roll carts filled with broken tables and bungee cords holding down dirty boxes full of books or paintings or t-shirts or origami ear rings circa 5 o’clock in the morning. All to secure a space in themore…

Great gifts

Sometimes it is quick and easy and not very creative but fun nonetheless. N and J had a baby strapped on Baby Bjorn-like as they told me that they needed a really good last minute gift for a 1 year olds birthday party. But a gift that wasn’t mass produced crap. I thought for amore…

Saying No to the Habitual No: Meg Worden, Coffee and the Grand Canyon

  We so easily and habitually say no to things in our lives. There is nothing wrong with saying no but it can cut off possibilities if it isn’t done with some attention. In this short video I talk about how you can start to stop saying no habitually by talking about Meg Worden, amore…

Agreement, Alligators and Grandmothers

As my maternal grandmother was dying this formerly highly intelligent woman was reduced to a very different being as she was in the grips of dementia. While she had a live in nurse named Alice from Zambia I had the task of visiting with her with some regularity in her final months and weeks. Imore…

You can metaphorically date me now

Matt, I don’t know if you remember me but we went on two or possibly three dates in 1997. I remember that you were a really good guy and I was a jerk and totally blew you off and never called you back even though you were really interesting and nice. I am so sorrymore…