a micro-sabattical, attempted

Yesterday, I used the car to go out to Spring Green, WI to write and reflect. At least that was my intention. I read an article in Madison Magazine about the idea of taking a “micro-sabbatical.” Such a “sabbatical,” the article suggested, could involve a day trip someplace to take oneself out of one's normal routine and enable creative thinking about one's work and life purpose. I thought that would be a good idea.

spring rains

Today it rained most of the day in Madison.  It was one of those steady, ever-present rains. It kind of reminded me of the  rainy day that forms the backdrop of the scene described in the Suzanne Vega song "Tom's Diner."  Given that we are in the last days of winter, it was a welcome sight.  I'll take rainy-day drabness over winter bleakness, and in early March, it is especially welcome.