Posts in: 2018s

twenty-five years

My wife and I met twenty-five years ago today. I was invited over to a friend’s apartment to meet her. She ignored me the entire evening. No hello, no eye contact. Absolutely nothing. Instead, she was forehead-to-forehead with a friend, analyzing a VHS tape of the modern dance concert she’d recently choreographed. She was utterly unapproachable. And I could see instantly how smart, articulate, beautiful, and, most of all, strong she was.

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Last, next.

52: Shenandoah (Maple)
53: Clandestine (A)

(I apparently missed taking a succession picture of 51 to 52.)

Maple, Clandestine




On Morning Pages

Joyce asked about morning pages. Turns out I’m feeling chatty this morning, and apparently I have a lot to say on the subject. So. Despite some big differences in goal and method, I think of morning pages as a focussed subset of journalling, so I believe there’s considerable overlap in how to build each into a habit. I’ve been journalling fairly consistently for about twenty years (and sporadically for some years before that).

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Drake’s Equation & the Church

@frostedechoes recently wrote an interesting post on Dunbar’s Number and the Church. It’s worth reading on its own, but I initially misread the title as “Drake’s Equation and The Church.” He replied, “If I could figure out an angle, I would definitely post about Drake’s Equation and the church.” Well, here’s an angle. I don’t know the answer to this and I don’t know how to go about finding an answer, but:

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