Oddly Specific

Avens O'Brien
Recollections, Reflections & Recipes From A Radical Life
Created 02 Feb 2021
  • Embrace Love
    23 Aug 2021 • 16 min read • 2 0
    Note: This entry contains a ton of adorable wholesome pictures of Judd & me over the years. For those of you receiving this in email, it is possible that your email server may consider the file sizes ...
  • You Don't Need to Start Over, Just Restart
    18 Aug 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    Years ago I had this repetitive theme in my life: I’d make a Livejournal, blog or website, I’d design it carefully, update it religiously for a period of time, get distracted, stop updating it regular...
  • Remember The Dead Live On
    07 Jul 2021 • 6 min read • 1 0
    I missed a few of my personal deadlines. John McAfee died (read what Judd had to say here), followed by my friend Steve Horwitz (a man you’ll hear much more about this week), and then former Senator M...
  • Be A Crazy One
    29 Jun 2021 • 6 min read • 1 0
    On June 23rd, I woke up to the news that John McAfee had died in his prison cell in Spain. This was immediately following news that he would be extradited to the US to face charges of tax evasion. It ...
  • Know That Not Every Coach Is A Player
    23 Jun 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    It’s the supposed-to-be-Tuesday post of the week! As always, my Tuesday post is the stream-of-consciousness list of my hit-and-run thoughts, links, In Case You Missed It and anything else I just think...
  • Appreciate the Fathers in Your Life
    21 Jun 2021 • 8 min read • 3 1
    My Thursday post is late I know! Yesterday was Father’s Day. I realize some people aren’t close with their fathers, or their fathers are no longer with them, or they are working to become fathers and ...
  • Make The World Better
    15 Jun 2021 • 6 min read • 1 0
    It’s Tuesday! I had a crazy busy work weekend and I feel very productive. As always, my Tuesday post is the stream-of-consciousness list of my hit-and-run thoughts, links, In Case You Missed It and an...
  • Follow Your Heart
    10 Jun 2021 • 11 min read • 2 1
    I said I probably wouldn’t have time to write a new piece this week but I have a good one in the works for next week. This is an essay from 2013 reflecting on moving to Los Angeles in 2010. I am repla...
  • Come Out of Your Closet
    08 Jun 2021 • 8 min read • 2 0
    Regular subscribers might’ve noticed something this past week: I didn’t post a Thursday essay. I am really sorry. Not just because you missed out, but because I made a commitment to two posts a week, ...
  • Know Your Audience
    01 Jun 2021 • 4 min read • 2 0
    Happy Tuesday! Tuesdays are my non-essay day, where I share a hit-and-run assortment of amplifying other people’s work, quick comments on current events/news, or “In Case You Missed It”-ing my own stu...
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