Great Starting Points
Disney Travels is some writing I did leading into and at a vacation in Florida’s Disney World park, including some runs.
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.
- January 2023 (14)
- December 2022 (13)
- November 2022 (5)
- July 2022 (1)
- June 2022 (6)
- May 2022 (23)
- April 2022 (1)
- March 2022 (5)
- February 2022 (2)
- January 2022 (9)
- December 2021 (31)
- November 2021 (19)
- October 2021 (16)
- September 2021 (26)
- August 2021 (3)
- 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.
- vision, start line
Since my modest and cautious update on my knee injury a couple weeks ago, I’ve actually been making some measurable progress in...
- Gear: Cast Iron Loaf Pans
The first cast iron loaf pan I bought was an experiment. I didn't know that I'd use it much, but I'd read online that I might be...
- Travel Memories in 1000 Pieces
Someone gave us a jigsaw puzzle for Christmas. Gifting jigsaw puzzles can be tricky. They vary in difficulty. Not everyone...
- That [insert adjective here] Guy
Earlier this evening we went for a winter holiday walk with a small group of friends. A couple streets tucked away in various pl...
- Kinda Secret Projects
I haven't been entirely forthcoming with my friends and family. In fact, there are very few people who I know in real life who a...
- Objectively Looped In
December 3 of 31 December-ish posts What’s your favourite subject in school, I ask a kid. Recess, he replies. Wha...
- $3 Book Club: Old Books, Old Ideas
I'm on my second novel of the project and so far I'm two for two on some very misogynistic protagonist characters and a solid on...
- Gear: Garmin Fenix 3
I've owned and used my current GPS watch for the better part of four years. But before you read this know that the Fenix 3 is fa...
Some Other Points I’d Like to Make…
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