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A Well Run Life

Jul 28, 2016

Despite the evidence, I know I am not stupid.


My daughters accepted our vacation with perfect, un-solicited gratitude. They enjoyed the trip un-self consciously. Is this not what we all hope for as parents?


I have a simple heart.


It’s an uncomplicated question to answer: What do you want? Decide what it is and...

Jul 27, 2016

It takes 6 and a half minutes of vapid attention to scrape my big melon clean.


This hair-cut takes 45. And I am told:


 what’s what


 what should be


 what is lamentably not so.


He is fearless. No doubt, no hint of uncertainty surfaces in this time. At points I wonder: I am leaving this chair with my...

Jul 27, 2016

When you only have a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

We all need the whole toolbox.

Not full of one thing, but with many rulers, saws, pliers, plumb lines.

Where you aim at is where you land.

Even when it takes more time then you expect, the trajectory you pick will carry you forward unless you really bend...

Jul 27, 2016

I am insecure about a great many things, but my work ethic isn’t one of them.

I can worry a problem into submission.

Of this I am supremely confident.

But, I must report, my yard is full of weeds.


I am growing food to eat.

I am experimenting with eating things untouched by chemicals.

These plants grow in...

Jul 27, 2016

I am a not a good cheater.

I always pay a deeper price than the bargain I ask for.

If I want something that is to be earned, I always have to travel the full nine yards.