Giving thanks.

Yesterday was Thanksgiving, and a lovely day. I’ve been thinking about what to write to acknowledge the day, to make my gratitude public and give it voice. It seems to be the most important thing I am thankful for is a sense of connection. My connection with my family is strong, despite all the changes […]

There, I’ve got it all sorted!

One by one, my vices have fallen by the wayside. Used to smoke, yes indeed. Smoked in college, first cloves, then regular cigarettes, then cloves for a long time. In fact if offered one today I wouldn’t turn it down, but it’s such an occasional thing it doesn’t count – like a free sample at […]

I can’t quit you, David Lynch.

My entire life I’ve had a love/hate relationship with Halloween costumes. Sometimes I come up with them months in advance, sometimes at the last minute. Sometimes I struggle to come up with something that winds up being a huge hit, sometimes the costume I think is terribly clever strikes observers as obscure or ridiculous. There […]


This morning as I drove to work, I had to go around a traffic circle. Most mornings, in fact, I go around this same traffic circle, which means I get lots of opportunities to watch people mess up basic traffic circle functions. This traffic circle is near a police station so sometimes the police perform […]