Date archives "January 2017"

The big idea

Day 14,928

Everyone’s got a big idea. Sometimes two. Everyone’s figured it out, posted the answer on Facebook, talked it up with friends, scribbled on a protest sign.

Everyone’s found peace, found calm, sought the wind. It’s what we’re made of, it’s how we do. Everyone eats, prays and loves.

So, I’ve got to believe, that even the worst are good at heart, down deep, made of good stuff. I have to believe this to be true. I have to believe.

Underneath it all, we’re just trying to kill the squeaker.

Missed a couple

Day 14,927

It’s true, I missed posting this last weekend. I guess I felt like burying my head in the sand instead of coming up with contemplative, and interesting words.

I want to be outdoorsy, but I’d rather lay on the couch. I want to exercise, but I’m fine watching re-runs of Fixer Upper or Bar Rescue. I want to trek all over the city, head to the country, climb a mountain and swim in a warm ocean, but the Q train is having massive delays. I want to take more pictures, new pictures, but it’s so cold outside.

Here’s to resolutions.

It's late

Day 14,924

It’s late. Not too late, but I’m tired and I don’t want to write this. Too many thoughts, too many goddamn thoughts.

With practically every second, another news alert pops up. Something terrible, appalling, disgusting, or sad-it’s never good news. And I just think about it all. I just sit there and think about it. My focus tightens, my view narrows, and all I see is a tiny white spot off in the distance, before I pass out.

Today he started the process of kicking everyone out, closing us off from the rest of the world. I should move this site to Sweden where it might stand a chance.

Build bridges

Day 14,923

If we want, we can build some great things together. We can put our heads together, our time, and our thoughts, and build the Brooklyn Bridge. We can definitely do that.

We can connect two cities, we can open that pathways and start to be of everywhere.

If we want to, we can span the waterways, link ourselves to one another and close the divides. If we want to, we can travel anywhere, visit anyone, and welcome anyone.

This to me is obvious because everywhere I look I see it’s already happened. We’ve figured it out already. So why would we tear it all apart?

Don't build it

Day 14,922

Here’s an idea–don’t build it. In fact, dismantle what’s already there. Take it back down to the earth. Open up the flood gates. Turn the monitors off for a few.

Nothing good will come of this. Nothing ever has. We have tried this all before. It doesn’t work. Just don’t build it. Just don’t.

Don’t do it, reconsider, spend it on anything else. Between the cracks, between the borders, that’s where the good stuff is. Open up the doors and see what flows through, and try not to overthink it anymore.

All the books I read in 2016

Day 14,921

It’s gray out. Raining, even. So, here’s one of those lists of all the books I read in 2016. And, since I basically use Trello for organizing my entire brain, I thought I’d stick these in a public Trello board, complete with little quips on what I read and why.

I read about twenty books in 2016. There’s probably a few I left out. It’s about half my goal for 2017. I’m still working on book 1 for 2017, so I need to get reading!

Check out the board!

What are you reading?

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That rug really tied the room together

Day 14,920

Bowling begins tonight, so naturally, Lebowski comes to mind. Bowling isn’t exactly exercise, but it will do tonight. My doctor says I need to get some exercise and she is right. “Time to stand” is probably not going to do the trick. My quantified self isn’t going to actually get me in shape. For that you actually need to raise your heart rate for a long period of time–apply resistance and tear tiny fragments of muscle so they can grow back, stronger and fresh.

Or something like that. Nothing a few spins around the park can’t fix.

Bowling on the other hand is a good way to unwind.

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One week in

Day 14,919

It’s Sunday evening. I’ve just spent the last few hours at friends, watching football. There is absolutely no way I’m going to sit here and write a lengthy weekly, Sunday blog post.

But, now I have this #100words thing going. So, I have an out. I have the option to give you 100 words about whatever I want. I’m already up to 68.

The longer posts are coming, I promise, but not tonight. Tonight I’m tired and cranky, and it’s now time for me to settle in, watch some TV, and drift away.

Tomorrow is tomorrow.

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Women's rights are human rights

Day 14,918

Today was an important day. Another historic day. People all over the country, all over the world, got out in the streets and marched for Women. Marched for equality, rights, and everything else.

I wasn’t planning to go. I have been under the weather the last couple days, and I don’t _love_ crowds. But I rallied, and decided to go and support my soon to be wife.

It was really something to see in New York City. We never made it all the way to the High Castle. There were just too many people. But we marched, and I took all these photos.

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