Being in a rut is good for focus and good for getting things done. But what if you broke outside the rut? There’s more risk now — in a pandemic. If you tried something new today, what would that feel like? A change of routine, a peek at possibilities. If you’re ensconced in your winter […]
These photos that I’ve been showing you are proof that beauty is all around us. I captured these images in Madison, WI, but also everywhere. All you have to do is look and see. Find your inner poetry to see the poetry around you. Take care of yourselves, my friends, this holiday season. I will […]
A friend said, “Optimism without honesty is denial.” A year ago, I decided that 2020 would be dry. I did that in 2016 too. Didn’t drink alcohol. It’s a hard position to take in Wisconsin of all places. But it’s the way I gotta be. I like the clarity. I like the peace. A life […]
The sun rises, and the sun sets. The night is a time for healing. Our bodies and our minds are restored. Cutting short sleep means cutting short healing. Sleep is luxurious. It may seem self-indulgent. But sleep keeps us whole. Work, yes, and work hard, but then sleep, and sleep deeply, my friends.
There is something special about the early morning air. Its crispness prepares us for the day. The dew of dawn gives birth to the world once more. Today, we will remember to breathe. Today, we will remember to love. Because today is what we have.
What do you do when there’s no lifeguard on duty? We are rugged individualists. We don’t need anybody’s help. But is that true? Sometimes, we need a lifeline. Sometimes, we need to phone a friend. Or it might be the reverse — your friend needs some help. It’s easy to get lost in the romance […]
Some days, we stand alone in the early morning mist — inspired, fierce, ready to take on the world. Some days, we linger in bed with a cup of tea. But this day — today — is your day, my friend. Make of it what you will.