Cool Beans

Life's too short for bad coffee. Over the holidays I had some time to catch up with people I don't get to see that often. I hope this year I do a better job staying connected so that catch-up isn't as needed. One morning I met with a friend at a coffee shop near her … Continue reading Cool Beans

Break Time

Gimme a break. I don't know if Kit Kat still uses that jingle as I haven't watched tv in a long time. Must have been a good jingle though - I remember it. People asking for a break is pretty tame stuff. We see it in movies, the office, a thousand vignettes a day on … Continue reading Break Time

Yay! Team!

There's no I in team. But there's damn sure a me. In the US it's time to talk about teams again! The NBA is heating up just as the NFL is about to peak and thoughts of spring training slowly bob on the horizon causing us to think that pennant is possible this year if … Continue reading Yay! Team!

Tea Leaves

Can you read tea leaves? The art of tea leaf reading dates back to the 17th Century. Tasseography - divining the future from the past (via leaves) - still has followers today even if you don't practice it. Or believe it. Before you dismiss the notion of predicting the future via tea leaves, think about … Continue reading Tea Leaves

Winter

It's a soft winter's night. The moon is nearing full and shines warmly through the cloudless sky. I sit on the porch reflecting on the goodness of life surrounded by the sounds of the city offset by my chimes swaying softly overhead. People are walking, the breeze is blowing and the city seems calm. It's … Continue reading Winter

Character

Got character? I know, I've heard it a hundred times: character is what we do when no one else is looking, right? Maybe not. Maybe character is what we do when everyone is looking. The other day I sent a note to a work mate reminding her how good she was. That's right: I actually … Continue reading Character

Running in the Dark

Do you run in the dark? I live on a running trail surrounding a pond. Oh the trail isn't long, but it is right outside my door. So when I'm not running on it I'm often looking at it. Sitting on my porch admiring the view from the intersection of one of Austin's busiest corners. … Continue reading Running in the Dark