Father, Friend, Homeowner, Human, Husband, Musician, Son

Holiday greetings for 2020

We all know that 2020 made it challenging to find moments of joy -- the pandemic, the economic crisis, civil unrest, not to mention family health issues. But just as we all found ways to adapt, we found joy when we looked for it. Since it's so easy to forget about the good things that… Continue reading Holiday greetings for 2020

Friend, Human

Gifts

Both giving and receiving gifts are paradoxical activities. On the surface, they're signs of generosity and gratitude. However, forced-gift-giving events (birthdays, Christmas exchanges, house warmings) can be troublesome. When you're the giver, you have the time pressure of buying something before the event combined with showing that you give a damn.  That adds a lot… Continue reading Gifts

Athlete, Father, Friend, Husband, Marketer, Musician

Self-care and recovery days

There's a lot on the calendar some weeks. It could be fun stuff like holiday celebrations and gatherings of friends. Or it might be a nonstop schedule of family chauffeuring. Sometimes it's long hours at the job for a crunch week.  Sometimes it's an array of previous commitments (choir rehearsals, weekly basketball, networking events) --… Continue reading Self-care and recovery days