Was everyone driving with their brights on? I covered the sharp beams with a gloved hand and mellowed my walking pace. Funny how easy it is to misstep when the dark of early morning is suddenly illuminated, rushed, accelerated. I’ve lived like that before. Always wanting to be first to the office. To get a good parking spot. To be the guy who turned on … Continue reading 2023 Personal Retreat
DAY 16 Every Wednesday of 2021 I’ve exchanged poems with a dear friend. We started this project with no definitive rules, but I’ve since applied some to my side of the trade-off: First, I don’t write the poem until Wednesday morning. I want it to be a snapshot of the moment I sit down to write it. Second, I don’t qualify the poem’s content. Which … Continue reading Every Street Spokane: Days 16-20
“The way you do one thing is the way you do everything.” — Carrot Quinn When I read this line, I write it down on an index card and tape it to the wall facing my desk. Every morning I wake up before the sun, do some yoga, then belly up to my laptop and write until it’s time to go to work. Between thoughts, … Continue reading How I Do Everything
Ten years ago I took a leave of absence from my 9-5. I was tired of the factory hours and exhausting office drama. I was tired of feeling like my life, my happiness, was inextricably weaved into my j-o-b. I needed to put my energies elsewhere for a while and see what happened. For 5 months I focused full-time on all the things I’d otherwise … Continue reading Little Secret Love Art
Best to Stick With the Basics When I was an in-the-trenches retailer, I attended countless trainings on pretty much any topic you can imagine. But I’m not going to lie, training didn’t always feel productive. In fact, I often left wondering why we were always harping on “best business practices” when really what I needed to know was how to handle the one-off stuff. Like, rather … Continue reading Hoosiers Layup or Tomahawk Jam?