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01 February 2015 - What a Month!
January is already a memory. Wow. Let’s recap some highlights.
04 January 2015 - Out with 2014; In with 2015 — A Reflection
We are now a full 1 percent finished with 2015. Can you believe it? Tempus fugit. Lots of good stuff occurred this past year, leading to several important lessons.
28 December 2014 - On the Proactive Avoidance of Relationship Regret
I’m sometimes asked whether I get depressed about not having married or sired offspring. Usually well-intentioned, the question nevertheless is curious, insofar as it rests on two assumptions: First, that marriage and family are normative and deviation therefrom is a sign of loss or defect, and second, that I am unaware of what I’m missing so therefore I should pine for it.
19 December 2014 - Sixteen Days of Freeeeedom!
When I left the office around 2:30p today, I began a vacation that doesn’t end until I return on the morning of Mon., Jan. 5.
14 December 2014 - Be Glad and Rejoice, for Grand Staycation IV is Almost Here!
In just a few days, I begin the fourth annual Grand Staycation. With 16 consecutive days off, I will focus on end-of-the-year catch-up and planning for 2015. I’m much more excited for the vacation than I am about the holidays, but in fairness, I’m in generally good spirits about the holidays this year, so there’s that.
21 November 2014 - Jason’s Playlist … Nov. 2014
09 November 2014 - An Autumn’s Repose
Autumn’s full, glorious array reminds us to be prepared for the winter to come.
11 October 2014 - Out for a Walk
I completed this afternoon a six-mile nature walk along the Kent Trails near Millennium Park, a favorite activity of mine that I haven’t had much time to enjoy this year.
11 October 2014 - The Serenity After the Storm
Long-hidden serenity is starting to shine through the dissipating storm clouds of 2014. At last.
26 September 2014 - Music, Unleashed
Get a gin-and-tonic or three in me, left alone with my music and my thoughts, and I’ll cycle between the aggressive, adrenaline-pumping animality of Chevelle and the tear-jerking melancholy of slow-moving acoustic ballads like “45.” Then — to the horror of my feline overlords — I’ll sing along to “Islands in the Stream” or “Fast Movin’ Train.”