It was 5:25AM and I am about 20 minutes into a drive to the airport where I have begun my much needed, week-long vacation to my home state of New York. Beside me is Janet who has recently retired from a job in environmental design and has taken up biking as a hobby. I ask… Read more The Should-Be Designer
I bought an end table and rearranged the living room a little bit. I also bought a real Christmas tree. I have lived in my apartment for 9 years and buying this tree feels like the closest I’ve ever been to laying down roots here.
This week has been an interesting one in terms of things coming back home to find me. In one case, it was questions about streaming and helping me grow in that respect. In another, some of the guys at work asked me to guide them through their first D&D campaign. If you do the work… Read more A Seed, A Flower
Sometimes your sweat and tears become what makes someone else fertile. When that happens, I hope you remember what it was like to think you’d always be grounded. Sometimes, you’re dry ground waiting for rain. When that happens, I want you to know, the clouds are waiting for your permission.
This week, I got pulled into a meeting with my supervisor that started with a stack of sheets. I expected something to the tune of “this is what these sheets mean” and then the normal discussion, action plan, etc. What I got was so much more than I bargained for. Instead of giving me the… Read more Fired Up