Some things we all need time to time

It’s about 11:30 in the morning here, and I’m reading the second Thursday Murder Club Mystery, The Man Who Died Twice by Richard Osman. I started it about 8 a.m. and will be done with it probably by 1. It’s not necessarily great, but it’s a fun diversion, which is what I need lately. I think it’s something we all need time to time.

This past Monday, I took the day off from work. The library wasn’t closed for Columbus Day, but I just wanted/needed the day off and a three-day weekend. On Sunday and Monday, I had another fun diversion: I bingewatched the second season of Doom Patrol on HBO Max. It’s beyond nonsensical and not based in reality at all, which also is something that I believe we need time to time.

While reading, I’ve been continuing to listen to Four Tet’s ever expanding Spotify playlist. To learn more about the list, which he has been compiling since 2016, check out this article from Pitchfork. The only thing I don’t like about the list is that I can’t bookmark where I left off so have to find my place each time, but I guess that’s also part of the fun. Maybe is also one of those things that we all need time to time: to discover and rediscover where we left off.

Holding on, loosely, not letting go

It’s been over a month since my last blog post so I thought I’d give you all an update on what I’ve been up to.

5-foot, 7-inches still. Ha.

But really, still the same…in a holding pattern (with work mostly, but also some personal), holding on – loosely? Like REO Speedwagon. Yeah. Sure, let’s go with that.

This morning I finished my first book in forever with The Silent Speaker, the 11th in the Nero Wolfe series, by Rex Stout. I’m now starting the 12th, Too Many Women. I’ve read most of them over the years, but a year or two (or three or more, I don’t know) ago, I decided to start over and read all of them eventually. I’ve been reading them via Libby at the Free Library of Philadelphia.

Other than reading (and work…

), Kim and I also have been watching this and that. Recently, we’ve been enjoying Reboot on Hulu more than we thought we would…or maybe more than I thought I would. And we go down YouTube rabbit holes and shuffling through Robot Chicken on HBO Max.

Because my bandwidth is limited after working six days in a row this past week, I’ll leave you with what I’m listening to today as I journal, read and even writing this blog post:

How have y’all been doing?

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.