“The first question I ask myself when something doesn’t seem to be beautiful is why do I think it’s not beautiful. And very shortly you discover that there is no reason.” — John Cage I’ve been traveling a lot these last few years and it’s always an interesting temptation, everywhere I go, to judge the Read more about Not Beautiful[…]
Sometimes you find yourself standing in a drugstore checkout line with fully-decked-out Halloween revelers at 2:30am when you get home from a lovely leisurely hangout with friends only to realize you have to run out to buy a toilet plunger. But other times you find yourself blissfully coasting on a bike through your favorite city, Read more about NYC[…]
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We’re back! And so far it doesn’t look like jet lag should be too much of an issue: I’ve been up since 8 AM this morning, which is a little later than usual for me, but only by an hour or so. Karsten is still sleeping, but this is fairly normal for a Saturday morning. Read more about But it’s so much nicer to come home[…]
This has been an odd vacation: I’ve been struggling with still being sick (I came down with a virus infection less than a week before we left) and with having no energy due to weirdness with the timing of taking my Synthroid. The Synthroid thing really threw me — hard. Here’s the thing: this is Read more about Shanghai while sick, days 2 and 3[…]
Idea borrowed from Jae from her updates about her most recent vacation. I love the idea of documenting highlights, but not bothering to write up whole sentences and paragraphs to describe what can be 90% summed up in loose phrases. Day 1: Survived 14 hour flight with massive head congestion: blew through 3 pocket packs Read more about Day 1 in Shanghai, in incomplete sentences[…]
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STUDS TERKEL: Studs Terkel dead — chicagotribune.com: The author-radio host-actor-activist and Chicago symbol has died. “My epitaph? My epitaph will be ‘Curiosity did not kill this cat,’” he once said. I stood in line behind Studs Terkel at Treasure Island once when I was in college. I was looking at him pretty intently, I guess, Read more about I knew it was coming, but I hate that it had to happen. Studs Terkel died.[…]
I don’t know how I missed the news that my favorite local cafe and patisserie, Provence, is now partnering with Intelligentsia Coffee. From Chicago. It’s my favorite coffee EV-AR. I detect the need to modify my daily commute so that I head downtown before leaving the city on my way to the exurbs each morning: Read more about Nashville just got a little more perfect[…]
I had stress dreams all night about work. Not just work, but, um, well, strategic issues that influence the future of the company. Maybe I already need another vacation?