Nothing Around Us Changes

January 12th, 2022 Weirdly enough, I finally got covid, but that’s not what’s inspiring me to write tonight. (Presuming nothing terrible happens to me over the next few days, I’ll probably write about that later.) No, I’ve been quarantined all alone in the bedroom (with occasional visits from my doctor, who is actually my dog),Continue reading “Nothing Around Us Changes”

Don’t worry about the bacon.

December 24th, 2021 I want to tell you a story about bacon. Last night, we ordered a chicken bacon artichoke pizza to bake at home. When we opened it, there was no bacon on it. I didn’t call them to say anything. I ate the pizza and I was grateful. Now, I feel like evenContinue reading “Don’t worry about the bacon.”

So Be Good

December 5th, 2021 Santa came into work today. He just showed up. He stopped by every table. He talked to every kid. He took a photo with anyone who asked. He carried sacred sleigh bells. I didn’t call him. No one did. He was there, and then he wasn’t. It was just really nice toContinue reading “So Be Good”

The Deep State of Empathy

November 15th, 2021 There’s a deep pocket of people who believe that we are under attack, that we’re not allowed to say anything anymore because everyone is offended by everything. Some of those people are comedians, who evidently are not very good at their jobs. Some of them are people like your very racist UncleContinue reading “The Deep State of Empathy”

Gobstopper

November 9th, 2021 Talking shit about people is about as human as it gets. It actually fascinates me how most folk, no matter how old they get, no matter what they do for a living, no matter how much they have going on in their own lives, never get less excited to sit down andContinue reading “Gobstopper”

The Temporal Buffet

November 1st, 2021 When you’re paying attention, even the most mundane details can illuminate personal progress. Last weekend, after a day spent doing that business-art thing, some of us went out to a Mongolian grill. I hadn’t been to one in a while, but the premise is simple: fill up a bowl of fresh andContinue reading “The Temporal Buffet”

Skol Post

October 10th, 2021 Today’s win was amazing. Not because it got us into the playoffs, or gave us a championship, but because it reminded us of the one of the best traits inherent in humanity. Hope. We get let down a lot. Most of us have unrealistic expectations. Only the greatest of us have noContinue reading “Skol Post”

Softer Ways

October 7th, 2020 It’s rough out there. I just wanted to share some affirmations with you that help me when I remember to stop, take a breath, and think about them. Which I wish I did more, but it’s really rough out there, and I’m spreading myself as thin as I can, trying to keepContinue reading “Softer Ways”

It Should (Not) Have Been Me

September 9th, 2021 There can be an odd guilt with grief that, if understood, can actually be a good thing. I often talk about all these tools I’ve learned as an adult, sober person, but I usually refer to them in the abstract. One of the specific tools I have to take out of theContinue reading “It Should (Not) Have Been Me”

The Power of Positivity, Or I Just Watched The First Season of Ted Lasso And I Have A Lot Feelings To Share With You That I Hope You’ll Read

September 5th, 2021 “It’s the hope that kills you.” It’s a sentiment shared by every Minnesota sports fan and an ironic motto in the show Ted Lasso. Oh, you haven’t seen Ted Lasso? Let me join the mob of fans telling you to watch it now. It’s a show about two kinds of football, sure,Continue reading “The Power of Positivity, Or I Just Watched The First Season of Ted Lasso And I Have A Lot Feelings To Share With You That I Hope You’ll Read”