Relearning to Rest: The Honeymoon Edition

In the Pomodoro Method, productivity is spurred by a timer. (The original was apparently a tomato-shaped egg timer, hence the name.) You set the timer for 25 minutes, work work work, then reset the timer for five minutes and rest rest rest. Take a bio-break, get some...

Our perfectly imperfect wedding

September 7 marked two years since I proposed to Theresa. By then, I had known for some time that she would like to get married and she had known for an equal amount of time that I had deep feelings of skepticism about the institution that were only minutely to do...

Curiosity 201

Divorce is a great university but the cost of tuition is too high.              – Harvey Yaffe One of the most important things that I learned in the university of my divorce was that curiosity is a mighty nice idea but only impactful when made into a verb. And:...

A by-the-book return to joy

My friend, the author John Ketwig, and I were having an email exchange about books recently. Though we’ve now known each other for many years, describing to each other the contents of our various bookshelves and random stacks of books (the to-be-read piles holding the...

The Messiest Guffaw

Relatively unimportant contextual note: I wrote this last year, in a notebook where I was gathering observations in a way that was inspired entirely by the fact that we were then reading The Book of Delights by Ross Gay. I have a certain comfort with discomfort that...

No Delete Buttons for History

You’re throwing away the last XX years!- nearly every unwilling partner at a relationship’s end When I looked up when Henry Ford lived, I quickly stumbled onto The Henry Ford museum and was amused to find that it includes a page entitled “Stories of Social Justice and...

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