An open laptop on top of a beautifully styled raw wood desk, with hands holding a coffee cup near it, and the word DREAM spelled out in weird wood block cutouts on the table. Why are they there? Who was wooden cutout letters on their work desk? In any case, I enjoy the bullshit nature of this tableau.

Days 7-8

February 5, 2019

Readers: I’m currently documenting my experiment to get up every weekday at 5-ish until the end of February. I’m here. I’m up. I was also here yesterday—Monday, the day after staying up a bit late after the Snoozer Bowl. I had a blog post started but it was really random stuff and I never quite…

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Day 4 of My Wakeup-Early Experiment, or Helping the Magic Along

February 1, 2019

Note to readers: In case you haven’t read the last few posts, I’m running an experiment in which I get up at 5(ish) every weekday until the end of February. I’m here. I was exhausted all day yesterday and dragging ass until around 3:30 when I finally just gave in and and took a 30-minute…

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My New Experiment: Days 2-3, or The Zen of Weight Watchers

January 31, 2019

So I didn’t get up at 5 yesterday. I know, I said “no excuses.” But I had to prioritize sleep. You’ll see why. My son has been mangled by asthma complications for more than a week. Two trips to the asthma specialist within five days … so many medications … and a cough that will…

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The Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey coffee mug that I've been drinking out of for the last 20 years.

My New Experiment: Day 1

January 29, 2019

It’s 5:59 AM. I have officially sat my ass down here and am writing before 6 AM. That’s a win. I’m groggy. So groggy. I had a 7-minute meditation and a half-cup of coffee before sitting down. But I made it. I’m here. Why am I here? I’m trying something. I’ll probably eff it up,…

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A Warm, Weird, and Belated Happy New Year Greeting

January 18, 2019

Hi bloggy friends. I emailed this out to a bunch of people at the beginning of the month, but I’m terrible about managing my email contacts (AND GMAIL IS NO HELP!) so I missed a whole bunch of people. I also wanted to send some greetings to all of my readers, so I figured I’d…

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Red double-decker bus toy

Unpopular Opinion: Grandparents Should Not Write Amazon Reviews

December 16, 2018

Hi grandparents! We love you! We love that you enrich our lives and our children’s lives! You’re the best! Except for your Amazon reviews about stuff you bought your grandchildren. Because they all sound like this: “I bought this for my grandson and he loved it!” “Birthday gift for my gift for my granddaughter. She…

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