In the story of your life you aren’t always a hero.
Night Drive v. Midnight Drive
Perspective and purpose can change the meaning of a stretch of road. Thre are late night drives for some viddles, for a hook-up with that special somebody, or for the feel of the breeze and fresh air. These drives make a stretch of road a moment in time.
That same stretch of road while driving to a midnight shift feels different. It’s no longer a moment in time but an in between time, a place holder. The old saying is that it’s the journey not he destination, but the destination has a way of skewing the view of the journey.
“Wear Too Many Hats”
To those who live in the digital world Think fewer not more. Too many are Too quick to jump on. To dispirit this and Cast down that. To venerate them and Revere those. Led to think you are free. Only to sanctify the histrionics of the impotent.
from Firsts and Lasts
On Purpose & Meaning
“Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.”
No need to have men in uniforms when you can create uniform fear.
Reels, Records, & Reads
The Point of “Pointless Drinking”
So what is LaVere’s eternal barfly, that drinker at the end of the bar dispensing a bit of 80 proof wisdom, telling us? Is “Pointless Drinking” meant to be some sort of cautionary tale, a plea to abstain? The song is not so much a soap box lecture as it is a reflection about poor choices. Those of us who imbibe know alcohol and poor choices (like cheap and Walmart) tend to go together.
Any sort of serious drinking requires some serious thought about why you’re drinking. Amy LaVere’s “Pointless Drinking” shows us that drinking without a point is to end up in a world of hurt when you get to the bottom of the bottle.
Coffee as Decompression
During the height of Covid I worked an “essential” job that didn’t allow me to work from home. I’m kind of glad I couldn’t. I like keeping work separate from home, and I’ve often used coffee shops as a decompression chamber of sorts.
Many coffee shops market themselves as a third place. They might be better off selling themselves as an in between place. A place we can go to shake off work, to decompress before heading home.
13 Ways of Looking at a Photograph
- Work of art
- Erotica and pornography
- Abstarct image
- Means to end/tool