February 26, 2021
Jigsaw Puzzles and Roadmaps

Jigsaw Puzzles and Roadmaps

I wake up between 3 and 5 am each day to write, as everyone is asleep and there are no […]
February 12, 2021
Raised Bed Gardening

Raised Bed Gardening

Since it is mid-February and the first planting of the year is upon us (here in North Carolina), it is […]
January 29, 2021
Of Travel

Of Travel

Travel has always been essential for mental health. Not like hospitals and grocery stores, but more like hugs and literature. Our desire to see new ways of looking at things and new places is hard coded into our nomadic roots. Don't let fear of rejection
January 23, 2021
To Solo

To Solo

To solo: to stand alone in front of others, performing, scared of failure, embracing fear, aware of the need for […]
January 15, 2021
William Fowler

Lessons Learned From Interviewing William Fowler in 1986

One the pluses of being a managing editor at a well-read newspaper was the ability to steal an interview from […]
January 8, 2021
Live Long Prosper

Live Long and Prosper

I think training for a triathlon (or equivalent) readies you to live long and prosper. But my claim is not […]
January 1, 2021
Framing our Log Home in 2004

Avoiding Superficial Self Talk on New Year’s Day

Today is THE day that many people succumb to superficial self-talk. I want to talk about the event, compare it to […]
December 28, 2020
2020: A Year in Review and a Plan for 2021

2020: A Year in Review and a Plan for 2021

It is time of the year for me to “review” my efforts at maintaining my fitness and health.  “How did […]
December 9, 2020
why write

Why Write?

“Would you talk about becoming an author?  Write a blog post on that for me,” is what John asked of […]