A few months ago I read a book titled, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami. I hoped the book would’ve made me run more. It didn’t. However, it’s not just a book about running. It’s a memoir about life and writing. For Murakami, running seems to be a constant…… Continue reading What I Talk About When I Talk About Lifting #1
In a previous post, I wrote about the insufficiency of responses such as “fine,” “good,” and “alright,” to the daily question, “How are you?” Reason being is that many times these responses fail to provide information about our genuine emotional, mental or physical states. Our responses tend to be quick and shallow. In the busyness…… Continue reading Fine too.
Shopping You realize that nobody’s there to ask if there are tomatoes for a salad because you don’t remember now that you have to remember everything. So you grab three and with the four at home makes seven. You move about the store shopping early to fight discovery, small talk. You see what happened there…… Continue reading Monologues
Everybody asks this question. The checkers at the grocery store ask it. The teachers I walk past in the hallway at school ask it. The folks at church ask. The friend or colleague you work with says it. The barista asks me. Everybody asks everybody this question. How are you doing? What’s more, universally, everyone…… Continue reading Fine