Happy Five Year Anniversay to me!

Today marks my five year anniversary with my company. I like to meditate on significant milestones with wisdom from Bill Watterson, creator of Calvin and Hobbes. How I felt after the first two… Continue reading

Parade of Covers: Summer Jams Reimagined and Improved

If you are in Washington, DC it is summer time. People are dripping with sweat, languishing in the heat – calculating how many more bad decisions they can make and blame on humidity induced… Continue reading

An Overdue Song of the Day: Jason Isbell, “Elephant”

Jason Isbell’s album Southeastern is absolutely a contender for album of the year. I’m in love with more than half the tracks on this album. Notably: Elephant, Cover Me Up, Live Oak, Traveling Alone.… Continue reading

The Girl You Mean It With

In my memory everything vaguely ambiguous you said is rife with hidden feeling. I can shade in your words to match my feelings. When you invited me to your house for a whiskey… Continue reading

I Stopped Talking To You

I stopped talking to you because you loved me. I was wearing a light blue angora sweater, pink chemise showing slightly at the hips, my hair flipped perfectly in the dry winter air… Continue reading

A New Way for Extractive Companies: Build Community Resilience

Things I design, organize, do and then write about at work. DAI hosted a round table – Building Resilient Communities – with extractive industry executives. All the juicy details (minus atrribution of quotes… Continue reading

Sights and Sounds: Johannesburg on Africa Day

Johannesburg is a lovely place to be right now. “Winter” consists of 70 – 80 degree days and 40-50 degree nights and the sun is always out. I have yet to put on… Continue reading

Song of The Day: Lover by Walker Lukens

Thanks NPR All Songs Considered from April 30, always offering up a compilation of musical treats.  Iggy & the Stooges, Jim Guthrie, Tricky, and Walker Lukens do have some gems they’re casting out there… Continue reading

Dark and Stormy: The Type, not the Drink

A friend recently told me that someone I was kind-of-sort-of-maybe interested in was “too serious, too much of a dark storm cloud and not fun” for me. I will submit that there is… Continue reading

In Defense Of Discerning Lips

Thought Catalog published a post a few weeks ago that really got me thinking about kissing. As a regular reader, I know that they often publish opposite positions on the same topic, so… Continue reading