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Sign of the times: Van life | Moment's Notice

A few months ago, I met up with a former student who had been spending most of the pandemic driving across the States, seeing the country, and making money driving for Instacart sin... — Updated 6/17/2021

 

I love, therefore I am | Moment's Notice

One of my all-time favorite jokes is about Rene Descartes and his famous words, “I think, therefore I am.” Descartes arrives at a party and is welcomed by the host, who is very... — Updated 6/9/2021

 

Simply the best, or best-possible self | Moment's Notice

You're simply the bestBetter than all the restBetter than anyoneAnyone I ever met Tina Turner has been having a bit of a best-ever year. In addition to one of her songs featuring... — Updated 5/20/2021

 

The life of a home | Moment's Notice

Home is where the heart is.There’s no place like home.Home, Sweet Home. For all our lives, we organize everything around home, whatever form it takes. We leave home to go to the p... — Updated 5/5/2021

 

Earth Day, and Chomsky's big brain

A friend recently noticed my Gnome Chomsky in the backyard – a fabulous little garden creature in the likeness of Noam Chomsky, standing above the spring flowers. It reminded me... — Updated 4/22/2021

 

Renewal, COVID-style | Moment's Notice

Resurrection (n) 1 a: the rising of Christ from the dead b: the rising again to life of all the human dead before the final judgment c: the state of one risen from the dead 2.... — Updated 4/8/2021

 

Giving a kind word, more often | Moment's Notice

“Kind words are worth much but cost little.” – George Herbert Studies show that nearly 90% of consumers seek out and are influenced by online reviews of businesses. As the... — Updated 3/28/2021

 

The politics of dancing | Moment's Notice

“At the root of the varied manifestations of dancing lies the common impulse to resort to movement to externalize states which we cannot externalize by rational means. This is... — Updated 3/11/2021

 

The books that rewrite our stories | Moment's Notice

"It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, who had ever been alive." – James Ba... — Updated 2/28/2021

 

The bystander effect, and making a stop | Moment's Notice

Bystander: One who is present but not taking part in a situation or event: a chance spectator. I was thinking the other day about a call I received from my mom a little over a year... — Updated 2/12/2021

 

A refreshing lack of complexity | Moment's Notice

The Inca lived by three simple rules: “Do not lie. Do not steal. Do not be lazy.” This lovely and simple approach to life was the code of conduct that guided most aspects of... — Updated 1/28/2021

 

The roller coaster of social 'mores' | Moment's Notice

Who likes a roller coaster as much as I do? Strapped in tightly by a three-point restraint to a plastic seat, looking about anxiously from several stories high, anticipating (and... — Updated 1/14/2021

 

The problem with Christmas music | Moment's Notice

“A very merry Christmas And a happy New Year Let's hope it's a good one Without any fear And so this is Christmas And what have we done? Another year over And a new one just... — Updated 12/24/2020

 

A force of nature | Moment's Notice

Humans love a good hero. Admiration for others is in the place in our brain where fear and pain live – we have a visceral need to see the traits we admire in others because it mak... — Updated 12/10/2020

 

A change in political climate? | Moment's Notice

"We must learn to live together as brothers or we will perish together as fools." – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. When we talk about the climate these days, it is the political... — Updated 11/24/2020

 

An ode (of sorts) to the First | Moment's Notice

Ode: A lyric poem usually marked by exaltation of feeling and style, varying length of line, and complexity of stanza forms; something that shows respect for or celebrates the... — Updated 11/12/2020

 

Uh-oh: Mercury is in retrograde | Moment's Notice

“Mercury is going to be in retrograde until the election,” said a friend the other day. “I don’t really know what that means other than things are going to be really messed... — Updated 10/14/2020

 

COVID-19: A stress test | Moment's Notice

It would have been just like any other day in a pandemic, but last week we added the peculiarity of waiting for results from a COVID-19 test. We knew of no exposure. We stay home... — Updated 9/17/2020

 

Not an either-or situation | Moment's Notice

Liberty – noun – the state of being free within society from oppressive restrictions imposed by authority on one's way of life, behavior, or views. Our last president, Barack... — Updated 6/18/2020

 

What is it like owning a restaurant today? | Moment's Notice

This week, the Beacon asked me to write this Arts & Appetite column from my perspective as a restaurant owner. Since my personal feelings are entwined with any attempt at a... — Updated 5/21/2020 Full story

 

Burn, rave, rage: Understanding the feelings | Moment's Notice

“Rage on. It’s A-OK,” said my friend/sage to me this morning, as I apologized for some strong reactions to this new normal. March, April, May, all with days under a stay-at-ho... — Updated 5/7/2020 Full story

 

It's not you or me. It's you and me | Moment's Notice

It's not you, it's me. That flippant phrase, "It's not you, it's me," typically applies to those painful one-sided breakups, where one person wants to end the relationship and the o... — Updated 4/20/2020

 

The COVID pit in my stomach | Moment's Notice

There is a pit in my stomach. A pit of nervousness and worry and sadness that I wake up with every morning and carry around with me. I have felt this pit before, when my brother... — Updated 3/26/2020

 

Paranoid or just sane? | Moment's Notice

My mom called today quite excited because a friend had taken her three mini-hand sanitizers on carabiners. She had recently been to the drug store and several other stores to find s... — Updated 3/12/2020

 

If you can keep it (#whatBensaid) | Moment's Notice

The Washington state presidential primary ballots arrived in the mail this past week, giving us the opportunity to vote to determine who will be on the top of the tickets in Novembe... — Updated 2/27/2020

 

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