some days I make green tea
create

some days I make green tea

There is the coffee I greet the morning with. Turmeric, pepper, nutmeg, a pinch of ginger, and Ceylon cinnamon, plus milk, and a smidgeon of Manuka honey. Then there's the green tea I tend to make when it's around 6:00 (or 18:00 if you're here in Tokyo). I look at how much I have achieved, and it's so, so easy to just...collapse in on myself, like a decade-old exercise ball.
sometimes I make art
create

some days I make art

I’m turning to the easiest way to make something. This is coming a bit late. I started a course by one of my favorite teams, beta and beyond, called: “A Creation a Day” Flash Challenge (March 1 – 31, 2020) https://buildyourbeta.com/ It was amazing seeing folks take the challenge seriously and make lovely things. I tried, but between no creative consistency and the time zone difference (sigh), I didn’t publish
morning coffee
politics

Stuff that keeps the panic away

Not completely away, if I’m honest. But far enough that, if I look with my spiritual eye — the one that can hardly see with because of older age and a bunch of other things — I can take that breath that lets me decide to look away. I’ve spent too much time looking too deeply into what being American actually means. And it broke a bunch of things in me. Some expectations gentled