We are at that time of year in bread-baking-oven Kansas when it is easy to wonder if the rain will ever come again. The dust kicks up Heat melts the pen and Burt’s Bees in the car console Windowbox blooms are crispy despite their daily drink It begins to feel a little like A Streetcar … More Finally rain.
Words make me happy. Not bunches of words when few will do, but with an appreciation for what a well-placed articulated thought can do, I find joy. Pro Tip: a well-considered word can change the world. Take vote for instance or love or compassion or war or friends or discover or humility instead of hubris or a … More The advent of adventure
Much like your week, my last seven days have been full. Full of kayaking and a lakeside picnic Late night star-watching and being chased off by mosquitoes A humid run Goofiness with colleagues and friends. Unwelcome news A welcome call Friendly strangers Challenges Missing the kids and that giant dog Wonder Fear Life Death. A … More What makes a life “legitimate?”
Fireworks. This weekend I experienced lots of fireworks, only most of them were in my vision and not cast against a summer night sky. “Weird,” I thought. “I haven’t been looking into the sun or any bright lights.” I’d worn my shades while hiking the Konza and had only watched one (count ’em, 1) firework … More Keeping my eye on a few things