Category Archives: Thoughts

Saturday of Book Reviewing – Six Questions Of Socrates

To quote: “Socrates believed that virtue was not to be unearthed primarily in past teaching, but rather was something that always could be more fully discovered; and that one of the best ways to go about doing this was to hold dialogues with one’s peers.” – pg. 253

Written in 2004 by Christopher Phillips, author of similarly themed ‘Socrates Cafe’, this collection of sit-down discussions takes place among a diverse sampling of the human race, all of whom share one key characteristic in common: a willingness to be honest and open in the pursuit of truth.
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Adventures in Landscaping: Demo is for Demolition

Even though Jessie was busy not hanging out with me this past weekend, I managed to get a head start on our landscaping project.

Before we rebuild my stone patio and plant verdant new flowers all over the place, we need to get rid of what’s currently there. This includes some leftover features from the previous owners, as well as some things the wife and I have decided to get rid of and start anew. Continue reading Adventures in Landscaping: Demo is for Demolition

A Moment of Reflection for Anthony Bourdain

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

In case you haven’t heard, celebrity chef, TV host, and storyteller Anthony Bourdain committed suicide this morning.

I always admired Bourdain’s art for storytelling, but more than that, his humanism. His most recent show, Parts Unknown, not only took audiences on incredible food and culture adventures to every corner of the world, it also showed us how culture can bring people together, even in times of hardship, war, poverty, and oppression.

His stories have always inspired me and made me yearn to discover more about this world and its people, about our shared heritage. I hope we can continue that dialogue in his memory.

A brief update on my week follows if you’re interested. Continue reading A Moment of Reflection for Anthony Bourdain

Pre-Adventures in Landscaping!

A.K.A. white man asks Mexican for help with his yard.

So Jessie and I are in preliminary discussions of how to fix my shitty yard. I promise I will take before pictures so you all can see, but for now we’re mainly brainstorming. Continue reading Pre-Adventures in Landscaping!

Album Share and Mood Update

I’ve been back in Maryland for a total of 12 days. And while I can see the pros of being home, the cons have been weighing heavy. I haven’t been posting in the chaos and my mood has been… lower than where I like it. Part of it is the depression that always shadows a birthday for me, but the other part seems to be guilt and regret. I’m trying to shake off the melancholy, but I wanted to warn you lovely readers that for the foreseeable future, I may get a little dark. Continue reading Album Share and Mood Update

A Short but Sweet Overnight Stay in Lexington, KY

As you may or may not have been aware, Jessie and I just concluded a road trip to move her from Denver back to Baltimore — where she belongs!

We drove a small moving truck filled with her crap precious belongings 1,800 miles over three days. Among long days of driving and stops in multiple cities, one place snuck up on us to steal our hearts: Lexington, Kentucky. Continue reading A Short but Sweet Overnight Stay in Lexington, KY

Song Share & Progress Update

Why hello there, lovely reader. Once again, I am reaching out to relay to you my writing, and life, status, paying for this attention with a song you will hopefully adore. If you do, be sure to check out the Hex Cougar remix, too.

Last we spoke, I discussed goodreads reading goals, hunting for the perfect editor and protagonist bios. Needless to type, I have failed at accomplishing quite a few of these. Shall we start with the lackluster and then mosey toward the better news? Continue reading Song Share & Progress Update