Day 315 of Project 365: Nolite te bastardes carborundorum.

I’m thankful that this is a shorter workweek. It has been a difficult one to be in public service. And then Leonard Cohen died. What a year 2016 has been, and it’s not even over. I read Margaret Atwood’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” for the first time about twenty years ago and I re-read it every fewContinue reading “Day 315 of Project 365: Nolite te bastardes carborundorum.”

Day 309 of Project 365: Worse things happen at sea.

I was thumbing through this fun book my dad sent called “Let’s Bring Back: The Lost Language Edition” and found this phrase. It is meant to be soothing but it sounds pretty ominous too. (Bonus failed Uncial in the corner.) Writing from: my study in Portland, Oregon. Listening to: nothing in particular. Must be time forContinue reading “Day 309 of Project 365: Worse things happen at sea.”

Day 104 of Project 365: Hang on tightly, let go lightly.

We all have those days. You know the kind. The emotional hits start and they keep on coming.  That’s when I turn to Jack’s mantra from “Croupier”, a favorite film of mine. And some pretty ink the color of well-loved blue jeans doesn’t hurt at all. Ink: Private Reserve Midnight Blues Pen: Pilot Vanishing PointContinue reading “Day 104 of Project 365: Hang on tightly, let go lightly.”

Day 101 of Project 365: Trying to define yourself.

We had a thought-provoking discussion with friends over dinner tonight. During a lull in the conversation, I glanced over at the server’s workstation and saw an Alan Watts quotation on it. It reminded me of my favorite Alan Watts quotation, so I decided to practice printing a bit. Ink: Noodler’s Apache Sunset Pen: Pelikan RubyContinue reading “Day 101 of Project 365: Trying to define yourself.”