I've got my hands in the 10 and 2 positions, and I'm gripping the wheel tightly, but dang this is a curvy road. I don't dare let my focus wander enough to contemplate anything so frivolous as blogging.
Okay, enough with the driving metaphor. But, several people have mentioned that I seem to have turned a (the?) proverbial corner the last two or three weeks, and I would have to agree. My outlook is different, if subtly. I find myself more focused on the future than on the past. I am determined to have permanent housing this summer (more on that as developments warrant). I am setting goals—financial, personal, musical, professional—to live the kind of life I want to live, and that feels good and right and just to live. While I'm not going to start filling notebooks with my personal manifesto, stashing them in my log cabin until I go completely crazy, there are some basic values that I intend to guide my glorious ascent into middle age. Perhaps the last chapter in my life has been fair warning, or cautionary tale, but I intend to learn from it. And even worse for you, I intend to unpack it all for you right here, in a new occasional blog feature: Scott's Mandates for a Non-Sucky Life. To begin, let's come up with a better title.
- Crossover appeal
- The Glorious Ascent: Mandate #3
- The Glorious Ascent: Mandate #2
- The Glorious Ascent: Mandate #1
- Turning a corner
- What's up?
- Added to the library
- Transcending food
- Home. Sick.
- A writing discipline
- In which the thoughts are random
- Turned-on Bach
- Some favorite things of late
- The assault
- Minnesota matters: From Russia with . . . oh, neve...
- Happiness is . . .
- How Bernadette Peters saved my life, or at the ver...
- Reading List
- TU Dance at the Southern
- An app to call home
- Understanding Baking, Part I
- Families moving forward
- I will not be a hoarder
- An iPhone Moment: Streetwalker Edition
- Family matters
- Minnesota matters: Cold Spring Bakery
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