The Birthday Resolutions Achieve Excellence

Back in college, I read a lot of books by dead, old, Greek guys and I was surprised by how much their search for knowledge and meaning struck a chord with me. Aristotle in particular wrote that the highest achievement a human can reach is arête. This word is often translated as “excellence” or “moralContinue reading “The Birthday Resolutions Achieve Excellence”

A Great Big Ball of Wedding Stress

The wedding approacheth. In less than 30 days, I’m getting married, which is wonderful. But there is still more preparation that needs to happen between now and then. The thing no one tells you about planning a wedding is that it’s a logistical nightmare — you have to figure out everything from coordinating the differentContinue reading “A Great Big Ball of Wedding Stress”

Writing Is The Best Therapy

I haven’t written a word since before Labor Day. It’s been more than four weeks since I’ve made the time to create amid the chaos of wedding planning, learning a new job and moving into a new house. For a writer to go a prolonged period without writing is like an athlete not training forContinue reading “Writing Is The Best Therapy”

The Dao of Bicycles

I’ve given up trying to change gears. On Tuesday, my bike downshifted violently without warning about two miles after I’d attempted to ease my ascent of San Francisco Street (before shifting back of its own free will less than a mile later) and I learned my lesson — the universe wants me to stay inContinue reading “The Dao of Bicycles”

No Time to Write

Some days, you can’t form sentences, so you have to write your blog post in the form of a poem. Ladies and gentlemen, today is one of those days. Time slips away no matter how tightly you hold it, but lingers long after the party is over and the other guests have all gone homeContinue reading “No Time to Write”

Still a Work in Progress

In your voyages around the blogosphere and the twitterverse, you’ve no doubt noticed that this is the time of year when anyone with an internet connection tells the world about their resolutions for the new year. I promised myself that I wasn’t going to be that guy, but all the cool kids are doing it,Continue reading “Still a Work in Progress”

The Enemy of Completion

As an amateur filmmaker, I occasionally get contracted to film an event. In most cases, this is a simple undertaking. Bring a camera, set up in a corner out of the way, press record when it starts and press pause when it’s over. Other projects are a little more demanding. Take, for instance, the weddingContinue reading “The Enemy of Completion”