• A Quiet Moment
  • A Quiet Moment – #12

    I spent a lot of time in the kitchen this weekend. I’ve always done the lion’s share of cooking in my house, and I’ve always more or less enjoyed it, but I had a flash of realization about just how integral cooking is to my personality. I’ve read and heard plenty of stories about how people […]

  • A Quiet Moment
  • A Quiet Moment – #11

    Bad Latin Joke

    You may recall from A Quiet Moment #9 (if you’ve read it, of course) that I’ve been listening to The Tim Ferriss Show podcast. One of the things he and his guests mention again and again is a collection of letters now referred to as Letters from a Stoic, written by a Roman named Lucius Annaeus Seneca (the younger), […]

  • A Quiet Moment
  • A Quiet Moment – #10

    It’s been kind of a rough week. I missed one of my quiet moments this week because I was out sick, and I still haven’t quite pulled myself back up by my bootstraps yet (also, it occurs to me that I have no bootstraps). I’m also dragging my ass a bit because I’ve started intermittent […]

  • A Quiet Moment
  • A Quiet Moment – #9

    I mentioned in my last quiet moment that I’m a listening of The Tim Ferriss Show podcast. One of the fairly random references I caught out of that podcast is Tim saying that sometimes he winds down by watching the first season of a show called River Cottage. Intrigued, I looked it up, and what I found […]

  • A Quiet Moment
  • A Quiet Moment – #8

    One of the interesting things about returning to the gym at my age is the amount of issues that crop up. Since returning to powerlifting in August, I’ve had problems with a shoulder bursa, an inflamed brachialis, pain in the arch of my left foot, and now I seem to have developed a volar ganglion […]

  • A Quiet Moment
  • A Quiet Moment – #7

    Well, it’s been a week or so, and I’m pretty sure I have posted more than I had in the six months previous. There is certainly something to be said for making writing part of a daily schedule. It’s a beautiful morning, just above zero (Celsius), but sunny and with the promise of a great […]