So. Here we are, on the edge of a new year. 2011 was such a wonderful year for me, I want to keep the momentum going. Some goals/resolutions/hopes for the year ahead (some of them overlapping last year's): Jacob. Continue to write nearly every weekend. Send 2 submissions per month. Submit the manuscript to at… Continue reading 2012: looking ahead
Yesterday was a good day. Among many other wonderful things (including a live, in-person and humongous hug from Sam, who is home from Japan for a visit for only a few more days), I received a package from Jon the Artist. Packages from Jon are always exciting. Usually they contain something handmade, something typewritten, and,… Continue reading a small token
Last year, I set some goals for myself. Resolutions, whatever you want to call them. For about 6 months, I did a once-a-month update to see how I was matching up to them; here's a quick review of 2011: Jacob, Jacob, Jacob, Jacob. This was a vague goal - but mostly, I wanted to focus… Continue reading 2011: looking back
Midway between Christmas and New Year's, I find myself taking a look around and feeling incredibly blessed. 2011 has been a good year for me; I learned a lot about myself and the people in my life. I had to make some tough decisions this year, impacting relationships, work life, and home life, and I'm… Continue reading midway
So I am recovering from what appeared to be a lovely little bout of something like the Red Death (I fully expected to find myself sweating blood and then dying within a half hour). As such, here's an update on the awesomeness that has occurred while I was busy lying pathetically on the couch: I… Continue reading hoopla!
I grew up with real trees every Christmas - my clearest memories of Christmas trees are the towering 10-foot white flocked trees we favored through my late junior high and high school years, wrapped in multicolored lights that could be set to blink off and on in sections and hung with a mixture of homemade… Continue reading let nothing you dismay
On Thursday evening/Friday morning, I got sick. On Saturday, I felt a little better, so we started prepping for Christmas. I spent something like 20 hours in the kitchen this weekend, baking cookies & jam tarts for work friends. The marathon baking session was broken up by sleep (of course), but also by some other… Continue reading making merry
Today's discussion topic in Anthropology class: Do we in Western societies see marriage as more for love, or more for economic reasons? Which is the stronger bond, love or economics? Selected answers from my classmates, for your reading pleasure (all responses transcribed verbatim, including grammatical and/or spelling errors): Marriage is a covenant between one man… Continue reading love & marriage, horse & carriage, whatevs.
is today! You can find out more about the origin of World AIDS Day here. I read a totally amazing article about advances in the fight against HIV/AIDS the other day - you can read it here at the NY Times website. From the time I was about 15, my mother had a good friend… Continue reading World AIDS Day