For the lovely month of May, my practice will be taking my time or, to be more specific, dropping the word “hurry” from my vocabulary. Why? Almost a year ago, Uncle Phil, a vigorous, modest, and still mentally acute 93-year-old, emailed his family a PDF about aging well. It’s 2-page treasure (which I’ll link to […]
Spring and COVID-19 are here full-force in Nashville, so what better monthly practice than spring cleaning? Add to the mix a deepening commitment to Zen (“chop wood, carry water”) practice and it becomes Spring Zen Cleaning. What’s Involved? It’s all about freshening up, lightening up, tidying up our beloved home. It’s decluttering a smidgen every […]
Can I become “indistractable” – or at least less distractable? That will be my March focus as I work daily on Nir Eyal’s book Indistractable.
I began using email in the early days — around 1989. It was fun, a bit like secret notes passed under a teacher’s nose. But then in 1992, I met its dark side. First came listserv flame wars, then conversations that in hindsight were clearly too personal, next time-consuming avalanches in my inbox (over 100 […]
Dec. 11th This morning, on a marvelous walk at Radnor Lake — cold, crystal blue sky, no wind and thus a perfect reflection of trees in a pond — my dear friend Denise reminded me of Ross Gay’s Book of Delights. On his 42nd birthday, Gay committed “to write a daily essay about something delightful.” This […]