And I thought the LAST one took awhile! While there was an 11-month gap between MP3 Mix 14 and MP3 Mix 15 mix CDs/Spotify playlists, there was over a 20-year gap between the first Brand New Home mix. That’s the difference between college and being middle-aged. You might be wondering, “What’s ‘Brand New Home’?” and… Read More Brand New Home 2 – The Sequel to a Hodgepodge Mixtape
I overheard two people at work talking about how easy it would be to commit murder in San Francisco and how crime here is bad. Considering that I work with white-collar folk, they probably believe that people who don’t look like them are bad!… Read More This Damn City.
Here’s a handy guide to know if I truly find something funny. … Read More How To Tell I Find Something Funny
Like many people during The Pandemic™, I spent an uncomfortable amount of time with myself. Such isolation got me to thinking about my relationship to others and the discomfort that comes from that vulnerability, and I discovered a complicated relationship with myself and those around me.… Read More Self-Reliance
I’m at my most honest when I’m writing. It’s my way of transmitting what’s in my head through my fingers; I find it easier than pushing my thoughts through the dozens of filters straining my feelings through my mouth. For a shy, introverted, inhibited person like myself, writing is like drawing a full-color, high-definition, bass-booming… Read More Me And My Writing
Four months ago, I wrote to Car and Driver magazine regarding the overwhelming negative letters printed in the December 2021 “Backfires” section regarding their September 2021 issue that featured articles about systemic racism in policing and a Black military veteran who went on to manage factory auto workers. As a lifelong car fan and a… Read More UPDATE: RE: A Reminder That Car Culture Is White
Nearly 11 months after the previous mix CD/Spotify playlist in the main series, I settled upon a grouping of 22 songs totaling 78 minutes. But the time leading up to the final selections was filled with shifting priorities, indecisiveness, and being in a negative headspace. … Read More MP3 Mix 15 – ANOTHER One.