It is Monday, July 4th, 2022. My family is in Japan and so I’m a bachelor for two months. Being alone with family all of a sudden is a bit like sliding into an alternate reality. Before they leave I have plans of all the things I’m going to do but once they are gone…… Continue reading Journal Entry – 7.4.2022
It is Wednesday May 25th, 2022, the day before my 45th birthday. As I see that birthday number I’ve just written, I’m put into a state of shock. How can I possibly be turning 45? That is old and old is not something I thought I’d ever become. To the young, youth is eternal. If…… Continue reading Journal Entry 5.25.2022
Being in the present, while drinking a goblet of wine, listening to Pink Floyd and thinking about nuclear war. The flowers really are quite beautiful today. I’m very worried.
It has been a very long time since I’ve taken my laptop and written a blog post in a bar. In fact, I don’t think I’ve ever done so when my family was not in Japan. I also hadn’t planned on doing so tonight but that all changed at 3:30 PM when I got a…… Continue reading Friday Night at Humble Sea Brewing Co
It is 6:40 AM on Sunday February 13th, 2022. I woke up around 4:50 and as usual spent the first 30 minutes in my phone looking at all my usual corners of the internet. I then put on my VR and meditated in the virtual perch overlooking a small glacial lake and range of Mt.…… Continue reading Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk instead of Super Bowl, A Criticism of the Worship of Sports and Deep Thoughts!
It is 6:35 AM on Saturday February 12th, 2022. I’m at my standing desk in the second floor reading nook in front of the open window overlooking the street. A moderate breeze makes the eucalyptus trees sway then passes through my window. I hear a little birdsong, not the full chorus I remember early morning…… Continue reading Journal Entry – 2.12.2022
It is 7:52 AM on Sunday January 30th, 2022. I’m sitting in my la-Z-Boy recliner in the second floor reading nook. The rising sun illuminates this small space with a young light promising a beautiful day. For the past decade I have preferred the early morning to late at night. The start of a day…… Continue reading The Sun as a Metaphor for Life
It is 2:47 PM on Sunday January 23rd, 2022. I’m sitting on the back patio on the new porch swing our neighbors gifted us as they moved away. There isn’t a cloud in the sky and the California sun makes it feel as though this is the middle of summer even though the temperature in…… Continue reading Journal Entry – 1.23.2022