I can't believe how long it has been since the last time I posted anything on my once vibrant blog.
In the intervening months I have moved to a new neighborhood, accepted a part-time job, and made a few new friends. Much is the same, but I have a more nuanced sense of what aging feels like now. That is a topic for another day.
There is a lot about my current situation that is very good, and on the days when I can recognize that fully, I am grateful as a person should be.
I recently finished reading Barbara Ehrenreich's autobiography, Living with a wild god. She is one of my favorite writers. She makes the craft seem effortless. My own efforts feel sporadic and choppy. I am forever having to piece things together and inject additional context just to make my thoughts stick together properly on the page.
My complaints as well as my praise are much the same as in previous years; however, I have a new person to add to the praise column.
His name is Guy Standing and I recently discovered him on that font of video recordings, YouTube.
All you need do is key in his name and choose whichever one suits the time you have available to watch it. He is spot on.
Go. You'll see what I mean.
7 hours ago