Great Starting Points
What a Picture is Worth is a regular feature where I dig out an old photo from a past adventure and write a short post on the context.
Bardo’s Poetry Book is a collection of random poems. I am not a poet, but a friend has inspired me to read more of it and think more critically about its place in the constellation of my creative pursuits.
Cast Iron Cookbook is a collection of recipe posts, mostly involving a bit of cast iron, sourdough, or campfire mystique that make the good-enough-to-write-about cut.
BardoTube is all the posts where I included a video of some kind to supplement the text.
Lists are not Clickbait is a category of posts where I’ve made lists of things. Some people really like lists, and sometimes a good list is all you really want to read anyways.
- July 2021 (8)
- June 2021 (30)
- May 2021 (31)
- April 2021 (30)
- March 2021 (31)
- February 2021 (28)
- January 2021 (31)
A rotating slate of weekly topics keeps me from falling into a rut and avoid day after day of repetition. These are simple prompts to inspire my writing, rather than strict guidelines. That's to say, these rules are not rules, just nudges.
I’m a distance runner, but a lot of my training takes me into the wooded trails near my house. I don’t (always) think of running as purely exercise and fitness, but rather as a way to explore off the roads and asphalt surrounding my suburban home. I don’t intend to write about training, but instead about some of the things I think about or discover while on the trails.
After the weekend is over, Mondays are for waxing about self or purpose. These could be some personal backstory, words of insight about why and how I do what I do, or just an update about this blog itself.
Aspirational, historical, or on the fly, I’m inspired to write and sketch my adventures nearby and far flung. Whenever I’m not sleeping at home, I’m travelling, and words are possible.
Over the summer of 2020 I got it into my head to write some short stories about a fictional version of my aspirational self. Parse that out. I’m leaving Wednesdays open as an excuse to do more of this, but even more broadly. Prose, short fiction, serialized stories, and maybe even some dabbling poetry may appear on Wednesdays.
I wanted an excuse to muse about gear, books, recipes, and other kit that I own or would like to add to my collection. I’m neither sponsored nor provided any of these things. I just find them interesting or useful, and worth writing about. These are not reviews so much as my wandering thoughts about stuff.
- Downtown, Part One
Is it out of character of me to write a short post about the heart of the place I live? See, I used to work downtown. Use...
- Those Woodpecker Winters
”Wake up! Wake up!” The woodpecker knocks, flying from tree trunk to tree trunk, swooping gracefully between the branches. “Sp...
The world is on fire. As much as I love a good campfire, heating a hefty pan over some crackling logs, I love even more that...
- I Would Do Anything for Run (But I Won’t Do That)
Sunday. Run Day. It's lonely out there on the trails these days. I laced up and logged a quick eight klick run through th...
- Snowshoes on a Frozen Suburban Creek
After a bitterly cold week the sun broke through the chill for a few hours on a recent Saturday afternoon. I met with some frie...
- Local Big (Part Two): Kielbasa
A couple weeks ago as I was getting ready for my summer posting schedule, I wrote about the local "world's biggest" attractions...
- Cast Iron Care Checklist
Kinda surprising actually that I haven't written on this topic yet, but here goes... If you've been thinking about investing...
- A Gift of Bread
Since the pandemic began I've been baking a lot of sourdough. In fact, on my way home over a year ago from my last day in th...
Some Other Points I’d Like to Make…
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