Not Much Going On At City Garden Today

Temperature right around 32 degrees. Steady snow falling that felt, really, like rain. And a cold, cold wind whipping around between the city buildings. Not a great day for City Garden, and for much of the time that I walked through today, I was the only soul in sight. A perfect day for black and … Continue reading Not Much Going On At City Garden Today

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The Lent Trap

Quick, how long does Lent last? If you're like most people, you'll say 40 days. It commemorates Jesus' self-imposed 40-day exile in the desert, when he foresook all food, etc., etc. Unfortunately, you'd be wrong. Lent, which begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on the day before Easter, is actually 46 days, if you include … Continue reading The Lent Trap

Reading List, February 2013—My Last (And Next) Five Books

I'm back on track with reading now, hopefully. As you'll see, Christmas threw a big, and welcome, wrench into my reading list. My last five books, in order of completion: 1: A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens. It's my Christmas tradition. This year I put it off until the last moment, and didn't start reading … Continue reading Reading List, February 2013—My Last (And Next) Five Books

Day 3

I've pretty much made it through Day 3 without caffeine, and I feel like I may have turned a corner. Day 1 was just as bad as I expected: listlessness, inability to concentrate, and a gnawing headache that persisted all day. I was actually planning to post an update here, but I just didn't have … Continue reading Day 3

Early Bird: I’ll Gladly Give Up The Worm If You’ll Just Let Me Sleep

My alarm clock hasn't gone off all year. It's usually set for something like 5 a.m., but of late I've been finding myself awake—wide awake, unrecoverably awake, electrically awake—at about 3:30 every morning. I reach over, turn the alarm off so it doesn't wake up my wife 90 minutes hence, and get up to start … Continue reading Early Bird: I’ll Gladly Give Up The Worm If You’ll Just Let Me Sleep