Category: Personal

I get my hair cut on the Solstice

I get my hair cut on the Solstice, though I’m not thinking about renewal or hours of dark and light when I make the appointment. I get my hair cut on the Solstice even though I don’t like having strangers…

Leadership in Action 2011

Have you ever found yourself completely exhausted and completely energized at the same time? A good concert can leave you physically worn out from dancing (or getting smashed against the barricades, depending on your musical taste) and otherwise charged up–but…

A Decade

Ten years ago I still got carded every time I went into a bar. I had a state ID but not a passport (I still don’t have a driver’s license). I had never even imagined that I would or could…

The Birds & The Trees

When I was flat-hunting last summer, I fell in love with the apartment where I write this now because of the view. While washing my dishes or waiting anxiously for the kettle to boil so I can make another French…

What a Difference a Day Makes

Yesterday on my run, I saw a heron on a snag. At the sound of overexcited dogs running up the path above the river, it spread its wings but did not flee. Today on my run, I saw a pigeon…

Growing Up with the Space Shuttle

I was a year old when the first shuttle was launched. In those early years, every launch seemed to matter (though of course I can’t claim to remember the very first); everyone took time to watch. For the adults, the…