151,340 Words and 10 Years Later

151,340 words seem like a whole lot of words. Surely that’s enough for a couple of novels, right? But if you average it out over ten years, it’s really just a little more than a short story per year. And did I really write anything meaningful? Did anyone read all those words? Ten years ago…

Music Fridays: Christmastime

Last week I ordered my Christmas present for myself. I’ve been setting a little money aside every paycheck for it for a while now and reaching my goal before Christmas worked out perfectly. It’s a Bluetooth turntable so I can play the records in my small record collection. Some of the records in my collection…

Thankful

Reflections on glass buildings and crystal waters Or on sporty glasses and sidewalk puddles Architectural lines and paths leading somewhere Each bloom turned up to meet the sky All the shadows and silhouettes Making each bright spot that much brighter Laughing faces and teasing smiles Puppy dog eyes and wagging tails Artistic plates with tantalizing…

The Sunday Post: Boston

As promised, here are some of my favorite shots from last weekend’s getaway trip to Boston. It was a pretty relaxing visit with no big agenda other than a few places I’d pinned in my Google Maps as possible destinations. Turns out most of them were pretty close to our hotel. The first day was…

Music Fridays: Somebody that I used to know

I’m almost afraid to share my pick for this week’s music post. I was going to go a different route and share something new, but then this song sort of worked its way out of my subconscious. I say that I’m almost afraid to share it because I don’t want you to think that I’m…

Keys

Today I used part of my lunch break to walk around the neighborhood. I try to do this when I feel the need to stretch my legs and burn a few calories and the weather is nice. Sitting all day at my work computer is hard on my body. Maybe one day I will splurge…

The Sunday Post: The Dance

How do you go all-in in a new relationship without feeling like you’re rushing into anything, moving too fast, or maybe more accurately, without coming on too strong? In Friday’s music post I mentioned that I’m trying to find the right balance. Last year when I decided I was ready to start dating my friends…

Music Fridays: The Joker and the Queen

There are so many songs I could have picked from this new album: Visiting Hours, Overpass Graffiti, Shivers. Each hit me differently but just as strong. I chose this one because I love its soothing and gentle melody and I think it does an excellent job of describing where I am in my relationship. I’m…

The Sunday Post: Checking them Off

I’ve been busy the last several months getting caught up in preventive maintenance of the medical variety. Over the last few years I kept up with a few of these to-dos, but I also put some off. I started off with an eye exam this spring and got new glasses for my new prescription. When…