// Here’s a deep cut from March, 2004; a college writing assignment that came up in conversation this week. -gs For anyone who has dated, the phrase “dinner and a movie” is painfully cliché, yet it is the quintessential first date. Does it not strike you as odd that the very activity of eating together […]
Should I just quit?
I met Chris at the WordCamp Denver 2018 Afterparty in July. We chatted about his business over beers and nachos. He stood out to me. I liked him. Navy veteran. Piercing blue eyes. Happy. Funny. Sharp enough to cut glass. I meant to keep in touch, but as is too often the case, I didn’t. […]
How close to the light are you?
I believe many of us were raised with a perceived ceiling. How often while you were growing up did you hear something like: “You can’t do that.” “That’s impossible.” “Because that’s just the way it is.” I heard it a lot. Most of us were educated in public schools. While revolutionary at their inception, they […]
When was the last time you were wrong?
“We met in October 2008. I came to my first Feast at Windmill that December.” “I didn’t live at Windmill in 2008. I got married in 2008. I lived at Coronado when I got married.” “I know I had my first Feast at Windmill.” “That’s not possible. After the rehearsal dinner my friends and cousins came […]
I love being wrong
I make a practice of changing my mind. With practice I have found it becomes easier, even reflexive. This goes hand in hand with saying “I was wrong.” Take a moment to think about it. When was the last time you heard someone say “I was wrong.” – those exact words, not just the gist. […]