Broken Ships

I stumbled on an interesting thing at work today: a museum for broken relationships. Filled with everything from torn up photographs to belly button lint to an “ex-axe,” the museum displays physical items — remnants of broken relationships — alongside the contributors’ stories attached to them. While the physical museum is located in Zagreb, Croatia, […]

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Moody Monday Music

Do you ever listen to songs that remind you of someone you’d rather forget? One of my fellow bloggers is doing a month of music posts, and recently one of the prompt options was “a song that reminds you of someone you’d rather forget.” He commented that he didn’t know why anyone would want to […]

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Extra Hour of Life

Every year on one magical night, we get an extra hour of life. And every year I do the same thing: stay up extra late (way more than one hour) because it feels like the time doesn’t count, then spend the following day feeling… jetlagged. Here’s a comic I made a few years ago about […]

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Last Ride

There’s always one day around his time of year that is the most bittersweet. The day I winterize my beloved motorcycle, put my best travel bud into hibernation. At least, to ease the pain for both of us, we had beautiful weather (hence the “sweet” part of bittersweet) and were able to enjoy one last […]

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Atmospheric River

The wind is howling outside. I don’t mean metaphorically: the air is moving sideways and upside down and inside out, twisting its way so noisily through the cracks in this over-100-year-old house I wonder if I will get to see Oz. Freaky Friday indeed. Last year in November we had a series of “atmospheric rivers” […]

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New Rhythms

With the start of a new chapter, my hope is to establish some new rhythms. New rhythms of daily life. Rhythms that move me away from burnout and toward balance. Rhythms that facilitate making the most of my time and prioritize creating/writing, not only for my job, but also — first and foremost, actually — […]

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Life Block

We’ve all heard of Writer’s Block. Some will tell you it is very real and can be crippling. Others will tell you it’s all in your head. Both of these are probably true. Whether it’s real or all in my head, I think I’ve been struggling for a while with not just Writer’s Block, but […]

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