Soundtrack in my head: Nick Drake, "Introduction." Well, that went by quickly. I have now lived in Madison Wisconsin for twenty years. How I ended up here is still a fascinating story I haven’t told in a while, so click elsewhere if you’ve heard this one. In July 2000, I was at the peak of … Continue reading twenty years in madison
Autumn weather brings out my autumnal music playlist. I don't know and don't care if I've posted this before, the songs I will be posting capture the vibe of the season in a special way. This song appears on The Boo Radleys album "Everything's Alright Forever," just in case you wanted more from where this … Continue reading everything’s alright for Boo Radleys autumnal music
I don’t even know where to begin when talking about my new home called Coronavirus Limbo. Coincidentally it looks a lot like my studio apartment. But there’s living in my apartment, and then there’s living in Coronavirus Limbo, Wisconsin. Outwardly, they look very similar, but inwardly, they feel very different.
I have a geek fascination with calendars and I cannot lie. So I decided to put forward my own modest proposal for calendar reform.
About five months ago I started a new job at Union Cab of Madison. As a graduate student, I sought a job with flexible hours that I could enjoy and take some pride in. So when I found out that Union Cab was hiring, I jumped at the chance to drive one of their big … Continue reading Union Cab made a worker’s paradise and filled a parking lot with big yellow taxis
Soundtrack in my head: The Alarm, "The Stand" I received my Bachelor's in Political Science many moons ago, and for most of the period since then, I have struggled with my feelings about politics, social justice, and political activism. This inner struggle has only intensified since I became a Bahá'í. To document the evolution of … Continue reading a message about justice found underneath the couch, wrapped in cellophane
Soundtrack in my head: Burning Sensations, "Belly of the Whale" Sometimes, when I hit a wall, I realize that it's because I've been moving so fast that I've lost my center. That's where breathing lessons come in handy. I realize that I had one of those experiences--on April Fool's Day, no less. I won't say … Continue reading breathing lessons in spring
I'm sitting on a bench in Tenney Park in Madison as I look out over Lake Mendota and hammer this post out on my Android phone. My phone said 54 degrees Fahrenheit as I walked out the door for my morning walk. Cold for an August morning but perfect weather for me as I walk … Continue reading the ides of August
Soundtrack in my head: Snuff, "I Can See Clearly Now" silviarita / Pixabay A week ago evening I turned in a 15-page term paper and took my final exam. Then I went home, took a deep breath and vegged for most of the weekend. I put the academic madness behind me. My first year of … Continue reading the academic madness ends–for now
Soundtrack in my head: Tommy Roe: "Dizzy" Being busy seems to make it more difficult to live a simple life. Trying to combine part-time grad school with a full time job is leading me to burn-out. I don't see how I could do two or three more years of this. Plus, next semester, I will … Continue reading leap into a simple life