Sunday, April 28, 2013

I have no idea what's goin' on lately

I am still at this date processing the Boston Marathon bombings.

JD had been away in Puerto Rico and not followed the coverage in the media. This may have been to his great benefit, but you could tell there was a wave of it hitting him here on the mainland. He watched with rapt attention the interview and the first-hand video of the explosion. It's almost too much to bear. This does not happen in Boston, should not, can not. We go through different verbs, but this is not the Patriot's Day we know from growing up on the North Shore with a Marathon fanatic mother. This was not supposed to happen.

The surprise. The explosion tearing through the blue-skied, triumphant, privileged finish line, orange white clouds rising with the screams. The deep-rooted cynicism latent in the second explosion, timed to hurt people rushing to the site of the first one. These things scythed deep in the psyche of a child of Boston.

Pictures of Success

They say California is a recipe for a black hole.
I say I've got my best shoes on-- I'm ready to go

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Spring has sprung

Spring is full of light. Green grass. Budding trees. Warm air. Hazy evenings. The look of the National Mall with people strewn everywhere in crazy quilt patterns. Coming together. Rolling down roads with no friction on your bike wheels. Eating outside in the pleasant breeze. The feeling that everything getting better every day. The music of the new season.

April Excitement

This month is full of surprises and return engagements. The mead is in the jug. The wild yeast is bubbling. Fermentation holds so many possibilities. Cycling continues to improve my commute and I now look forward to it every day. Jennifer, JD, and my mom are all scheduled for visits. Shipping up to Boston for a quick weekend on Friday evening. So much going on!