Small town happenings, whether they're passed through the chain of gossip at the favorite coffee shop or bar, or reported in the local newspaper, have always fascinated me. I grew up in a small town. I spent a number of years raising my kids in a small town. The vibe, intensity and interpersonal goings-on of … Continue reading What’s up in Penderson?
Community Reminders: The Founders parade is this Sunday. After last year's unfortunate event, throwing candy from the floats is now prohibited. Donations are still being accepted at Eric's Gofundme page. Community clean-up day is scheduled for underneath the school bleachers this Saturday. Please remember volunteers need to be at least 18, bring their own latex … Continue reading The Local: March 1, 2018
Community Reminders: Emotional support animals of any type are no longer allowed at the library. The library will remain closed pending complete fumigation and sterilization of the HVAC system. The new Armored Civilian Defense Vehicle (playfully nicknamed 'The Tank' by our mayor) will be on display at the town hall from 12-4. Bring your children … Continue reading The Local: February 28, 2018
Your Government: At the city council meeting tonight, Janet Franklin spent 20 minutes arguing for new paint on the crosswalks near Emerson and Smith streets while Councilman Tom Reynolds, whose wife of 17 years left him last week, sobbed noticeably. The measure passed 3-1 with Councilman Reynolds' vote cast as abstain after Chairwoman Barns asked … Continue reading The Local: February 27, 2018
https://www.youtube.com/embed/hBWDIzHldPg?version=3&rel=1&fs=1&autohide=2&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&wmode=transparent Epicurus had a philosophy of happiness. He believed that we were missing the whole joy of living by ignoring the simple pleasures like freedom, nature, friends and contemplation. His message from 350 BC seems even more urgent today than it did back then. When you consider the Converor Belt Lifestyle of today where from … Continue reading REBLOG – The Rat Race~A suckers bet! — Seven Spheres
It's a rainy Monday morning here, which means someone might get punched in the face. Not by me. After 3 weeks spent spiraling post race, I've decided to straighten out my attitude (and maybe ease off the booze.....they could be related). But some other mother or father of two / office worker with a long … Continue reading Why are we all so close to snapping?
Re-entry is hard. It's hard for a spaceship returning from orbit. It's hard for an interstellar rock. They sometimes burn up. They sometimes explode. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvFcY9rTPx8&feature=youtu.be Anyone who read some previous posts knows I went pretty dark once the races of the World Marathon Challenge started. We finished last Monday, February 5th and then I went … Continue reading Houston, we have a problem.
The last few days I've had the opportunity to do some exploring in Cape Town, South Africa as we prep to depart on the first leg of the World Marathon Challenge. I've got a few reflections: Your strange and exciting is someone else's pain in the ass On one drive outside of Cape Town, the … Continue reading Postcards from Cape Town
This morning marked the beginning of 30+ hours of travel to head from San Francisco to Cape Town, South Africa to participate in the World Marathon Challenge. I've mentioned the race a few times, so if you're sick of hearing about it, here is a link to a story about Fiona the Hippo's first birthday. … Continue reading Around the World in 7 Days, 7 Continents, and 183.4 miles. But WHY?
It's a proud day in my household. Like many parents, I've spent years believing that somehow my parenting style would result in my son becoming a caring, thoughtful, and compassionate man. Yesterday I found out the truth. I was sitting quietly in my room, eyes closed, meditating. My son snuck up behind me, and in … Continue reading My Son: Professional Troll