September 18, 2014 at 8:15pm
In the space of about 6 breaths, I made someone noticeably happier. Right after that I returned my gaze to *this* and it felt like the universe was using it to say, ‘thank you’. And it kept feeling that way for another 10 minutes. Well, you’re welcome, universe.
September 9, 2014 at 8:49pm
September 8, 2014 at 9:25am
at Port Townsend, Washington
September 1, 2014 at 1:40am
Escalator etiquette. Concept by Yoni Alter.
Everyone remember this! It’s the simple way to make infrastructure more effective.
Enter the Disc Ninjas (at Tiguex Park)
August 5, 2014 at 10:58pm
Ruidoso, Ruidoso, Ruidoso, Ruidoso, Ruidoso, Ruidoso…
I just found out that I was wrong about something for about 15 years. (It’s a really weird sensation for someone who’s never been wrong, ever. Some of you know what I’m saying…) Anyway, somehow I got it in my head that I had visited R i u d o s o, NM about that long ago. AND that it definitely wasn’t R u i d o s o, which is how everyone else pronounced it. I’m no stranger to holding unconventional beliefs, so second guessing myself didn’t happen. I held that belief quietly, sadly, accepting graciously that everyone else was wrong. I may have tried to correct a couple wayward souls along the way but that was a pointless waste of energy and people just would not listen. The mispronunciation was firmly ingrained in our local lexicon.
I looked it up today. Wrong, sir. Wrong!!
I would love to be taken back in time, Ebeneezer Scrooge-Style, to watch myself make this error in various situations, and see how different friends and strangers reacted - and know they were probably laughing at me. I can sound very articulate at times when I’m spouting off about some experience I’ve had or a thing I’ve read. I enjoy challenging myself and others with words, phrases, ideas. I think if I could see myself mispronounce ‘Ruidoso’ over the years in a rapid-fire playback with this kind of quasi-affectation, I would shit myself with laughter.
So, the moral of the story is - I’m soooo glad I can get back to being 100% right again. Sorry, Ruidoso!!
Nice. Wish you were here throwing a disc with me.