Tag Archives: joy

The joy of cooking (without a recipe)

One of my greatest joys in the last year or two has been tossing the recipe book out the window. Adieu, dear recipe book, you’ve been a wonderful teacher, a darling guide. But it’s time to learn to cook without … Continue reading

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Hope in darkness

The clock ticks 6 a.m. Outside our Little House in the Big Woods the wind howls fiercely.  Father November has thrown a deep cloak of blackness across the breasts of trees and the wood stove sputters in the basement. Barry … Continue reading

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Saturday night at the local bar after meditating for 48 hours

On Thursday at 12 noon, sharp, I began meditating for 48 long hours.  OK, it wasn’t continuous meditating.  But it did involve turning off the Internet, email, Facebook, WordPress, the News, books, movies, magazines and other fine amusements. Off went … Continue reading

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The joy and shame of stats

If I were a perfect person in a perfect world I would not care about stats.  (That’s what I tell myself.) However, as an imperfect person in an imperfect world, may I share one of my greatest joys and shames … Continue reading

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When a legally blind man calls you “Gorgeous”

Life is really super-duper absolutely inarguably funny. Two days ago I wrote a Farewell for a Little While post.  See ya @ Thanksgiving, readers, because creative fields must lie fallow.  (Oh how Munira and Lisa and I love the word “fallow”.  Isn’t … Continue reading

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I wish you passion and joy and sweet birdsong.

I wish this for you. I wish you follow what brings your heart joy. That you discover what zings and zaps your spirit–and let that delight you. Whatever it might be. If you love taking pictures, take a million photos … Continue reading

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somewhere between boredom & the pot of gold buried in our hearts

It’s still raining for something like the fifth straight day and I’m bored. OK, OK, we humans are not supposed to be bored.  We’re supposed to be able to find something to do. There are lots of things I could … Continue reading

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