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A Comedy of Errors – Day 7 & 8

When you’re in a foul mood, the idea of experiencing something new becomes more of a burden than a delight. And on Thursday, July 8, I was struggling to write dazzling copy for a client of mine. It wasn’t happening. And that made me grumpy.

As a writer, sometimes things just flow easily and vibrantly . . .

31 Days of Experiencing New Things – Day 5 & 6

The problem with taking on any project like this, where you commit to doing something new every day for a certain number of days, is coming up with compelling, new experiences that conveniently fit into your day. Sure, if you have unlimited free time you could visit new towns, take a train ride, hike a . . .

31 Days of Experiencing New Things – Day 3 & 4

Yesterday, I cheated.

I was so worn out from experiencing new things on Saturday, that yesterday, Sunday, I rested. A lot. I figured that since I experienced more than two new things on Saturday, I could claim one of them as my Sunday new experience.

Saturday night, I went to the Bearsville Theater (I . . .

31 Days of Experiencing New Things – Day 1 & 2

Yesterday, I was on Facebook, scanning my stream, noticing that Sandi Krakowski was unplugging from all things Internet for the long 4th of July weekend, and Paul Rakov was still listening to the Grateful Dead (when will he ever learn?), when I saw this link under the Events column on the right “31 Days of . . .

I Wake to Sleep, and Take My Waking Slow

Why fight it? Why try to make it other than it is?

Since I’ve been in New York I wake up around 7:00 or 8:00 am. And it bugs me. That feels late to me. When I was in California, I used to get up around 6:00 am at the latest. I used to always . . .

When Life Becomes a John Mayer Song

“I rent a room and I fill the spaces with wood in places To make it feel like home…. but all I feel’s alone.”

I hate it when you’re winding down from a long week with a beer and a conversation with a dear friend and truth sneaks in and smacks you up . . .

Songwriter On Fire

I have a friend who’s a songwriter. A damned good songwriter.

And sometimes, not always, when he’s working on a song, he catches fire.

The creative spark, lit by a riff, a snippet of melody, a chord progression starts burning, and he becomes consumed in a creative blaze. The song, as it emerges, overtakes him. . . .

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Why Aren’t You Here?

I wrote this post while in New York City last week. I never finished it, so I’m posting it now.

It’s the simple things that feel so empowering to me now.

Like knowing that if there’s a subway entrance for the 1 train going downtown on one side of the street, chances . . .

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Subways & Sky

I just got a new iPhone.

And I love it. Especially the camera! I’ve never had a camera in my phone before, so this is extra special for me.

Here are a few photos I took today, with my iPhone, as I walked around New York City.

Mostly sky and subways.

One of the . . .

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View From a Bridge

I now live between two bridges. Which feels strangely symbolic… somehow.

I took a long walk in the most luscious Spring afternoon today and took this photo: the view from one of the bridges I live between.

So I’m here. I’m moved in. Mostly. And starting to get my bearings and feel more at home . . .

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