Web-log archive: 2022

November
handmade sign at a very muddy cyclocross race, showing a raised middle finger and the text “we’re #2”
2022-11-09

Not a Joiner

Something I have known about myself since childhood is that I am Not a Joiner, but despite myself I have wound up in a community

October
September
August
Low perspective photo of our dog Kuma on the beach
2022-08-14

Marathons

I can run a marathon forever if I don’t ever stop running

July
A firefly resting on Orion’s arm
2022-07-14

Minnesota

We spent a long weekend laying my father-in-law to rest

June
May
Young ballet dancers practicing in studio, wearing N95 masks & tutus
2022-05-27

Ballet explainer for ballet-illiterate ballet parents

It took me like 5 years to figure out ballets have plots in the same sense as Fast-n-Furious movies. You don’t have to understand “what’s happening,” you’re not here for the plot. You’re just here for a specific kind of technical mastery.

Oaks Pioneer Church on a sunny May day, with the US flag hanging limply in front of it
2022-05-25

The art of the possible

If politics is the art of the possible, then here’s what’s POSSIBLE in the US right now, while Democrats hold substantial political power

2022-05-05

The Glue

I know that I have always been a jack-of-all-trades, but only just realized I am also a project manager

April
March
A cyclist (not me) riding up Terwilliger drive in the patchy fog, sunlight shining through the trees behind
2022-03-08

森林浴

A few days ago I mentioned my usual habit of summiting Council Crest as a “forest bath.” For at least 15 years I have been...

Orion in front of a minor shrine at the Hokkaido Shrine, June 2019
2022-03-03

The last normal year

💚 Is it sinking in yet that 2019 was the last remotely “normal” year, like, ever?

January