Sunday on a whim

A newsletter of collected thoughts and recommendations.
Created 15 Feb 2019
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  • An ode to taking a break
    17 Jan 2021 • 9 min read • 0 2
    Photo: Lincoln Park at sunset. “This is real. Your eyes reading this text, your hands, your breath, the time of day, the place where you are reading this—these things are real. I’m real too. I am not ...
  • How do you keep track of your week?
    30 Aug 2020 • 6 min read
    Our cat, Weetzie, relishing her (supervised) outdoor time. 📸: Michelle Yellin Most of us are almost six months into living in the pandemic. Yet we all keep talking about losing track of time. You kno...
  • Hello! It's been awhile
    16 Aug 2020 • 7 min read • 3 1
    The nighttime view from our campsite in early August. “I can only run on adrenaline for so long. At a certain point, I need to tune out some of the noise to make decisions and get shit done.“ I wrote ...
  • The right kind of connected?
    15 Mar 2020 • 2 min read
    My new manager inspects my work-from-home setup for compliance. Well, this is it. There have been pandemics before in human history, even here in the United States. But this is the first pandemic to h...
  • At the bottom of the basement stairs
    01 Mar 2020 • 10 min read
    A photo from Mt. Baker Ski Area last weekend. This has nothing to do with this week’s issue. I just liked the photo and wanted to share it. In my childhood home, one room in the basement was partially...
  • Looking Back After 364 Days
    23 Dec 2019 • 10 min read • 1 0
    “Your death taps you on the shoulder, or takes your hand, and says, ‘Come along o’ me, it’s time.’ ...your death comes to you kindly and says, ‘Easy now, easy, child, you come along o’ me,’ and you go...
  • Programming Notes
    21 Oct 2019 • 1 min read
    I count myself lucky to be part of of a complex network of family and friends across the country. And this week, I’m sending a few words of gratitude out to those of you that have become a part of thi...
  • Not Buying What He’s Selling
    29 Sep 2019 • 5 min read
    “His grief he will not forget; but it will not darken his heart, it will teach him wisdom.” ~ The Return Of The King My inner monologue is a blustering salesman who never leaves the neighborhood. Week...
  • Back to Tahoma
    18 Aug 2019 • 5 min read • 1 0
    It’s July, but there’s snow under my hiking boots. It’s summer and I’m wearing a warm pullover fleece. But the collar is unzipped, or unbuttoned, and I’m wearing shorts. And we’re sliding. No sled, no...
  • Cookbook
    22 Jul 2019 • 6 min read
    We have a little galley kitchen in our apartment in Northwest Seattle. The kind of space where Michelle and I can’t stand back to back, one of us cooking and the other one prepping or doing dishes. In...
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