Hello again 👋

Sorry that I’ve been so out of touch lately here on the blog. In my defense, it’s just not here, but everywhere in my life that I’ve been out of touch. It’s mostly work-related stress, a combination of real and perceived issues. And learning how to adapt as/when things are changing, but still staying the same. Maybe not much different from what’s going on in the wider world.

When I last had a proper blog post, one that wasn’t a repost from Instagram, I mentioned that one of my favorite podcasts, Calm it Down with Chad Lawson, was back from a summer break. However, he won’t be back until after Labor Day.

Now I’m thinking that’s what I am going to do here on the blog for the handful of you that are still reading my blog. I’ll be back after Labor Day. Next weekend, my wife is having her Labor Day Weekend as she works the actual Labor Day Weekend. A friend is visiting and then the following weekend, I’ll have all three days off. Who knows? Maybe I’ll actually read a book. 🤞

See y’all in early September.

On where my head is, according to my Kindle queue

I thought this week, for a change of pace, I’d share what is queued up on my Kindle. This might, or might not, give you, and me also, an idea of where my head is. So here goes:

  • A Beam of Light by Andrea Camilleri
  • Bittersweet by Susan Cain
  • The Daily Stoic by Ryan Holiday
  • Hard Cash Valley by Brian Panowich
  • No Man is An Island by Thomas Merton
  • A Prayer in the Night by Tisha Harrison Warren
  • Radical Compassion by Tara Brach
  • Selected Letters of Seneca, translated by Elaine Fantham.

So two fiction books and six nonfiction books, which is odd for me because I’m not a big nonfiction reader. By my choice of nonfiction, you might think my mind is calm, but not really. I think that’s where I am trying to get with the help of most of the nonfiction. So this might not be so much where my head is, but where I want it to be: calm.

Addendum: Speaking of calm, this morning I learned one of my favorite podcasts is back after a short summer break: