Clean home, clear thoughts: how to trigger claustrophobia with a dish

We ran 6 rounds of dishes through the dishwasher the last two weekends, again. All our silverware, bowls, and every coffee cup that fits in our Keurig were among the casualties. There are two of us in our home. Four, with the puppies, but they’re better at washing their coffee mugs than am I. Given …

Simplification presents possibility [review of Tao Te Ching Chapter 19 “Simplify”]

Lately I’ve been reading up to 25% of Tao Te Ching a day, either in the bedroom or the bathroom. No disclosure neglected here. The feat sounds impressive unless you’ve actually read Tao Te Ching and realize it’s less like reading the Holy Bible and more like reading the 4 Gospels – except for the …

Rebirth of Cool

Duke Ellington & his piano. Sometimes accompanied by Rosemary Clooney. A couple season-1 reboot episodes of Doctor Who – with Eccelston in his leather-jacket finest. Wine drunk from Mason Jars. Dinner from Portillos. Two Havanese puppies redefining, “adorable,” – apparently it’s in their DNA. And my Katie, curled up on the couch, delighting herself between …

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