The Life of Brian (In the Now)

I love to journal by telling stories. What’s going on in the life of Brian, in the now. Whether it be from stuff that happens at work, while hanging out with friends or while working on other creative projects. Stuff happens that I may just feel a need to interrupt my usual memoir-writing activity, that is this blog’s primary function. I share those stories here.

9/2/18: Naked Never Ends

We could have all we desire And a little bit more A little bit more We could believe in all that we are If we knew ourselves A lot like before I wish I had more time to spend And I wish I'd made all my amends But it never ends ------ Jim Hubbard (It [...]

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9/1/18: Naked Day

When you think you're gonna die yesterday, today is sweet. ------ Harris Yulin as Buddy Dyker in season 2 episode 5 of the Netfiz original series Ozark ---------------------------------------------------- I love my life. I love my friends. I love my sweetheart. Everything is sweet today. Looking back, everything could have gone to shit a few days ago (not [...]

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8/30/18: New Verse to an Old Song

Up ahead I saw the future A stretch of barren beach I knew that I was headed nowhere The horizon out of reach So I turned and headed back I was present in my past Now and then mere twin directions The next intersecting the last ------ Loudon Wainwright III (Fresh Fossils 2001) ---------------------------------------------------- Walking [...]

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8/28/18: Happiness Rules

"Do you have change sir?" "I'm sorry?" "I have two dollars." "Yes, but with the extra passenger, it's four dollars." "I know, I have twenty dollar bill." "Ok, please step on the lift sir. Careful now. There's no rush." As I operate the lift, help my psassenger to his seat and secure his walker, I [...]

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8/24/18: Road Moment

Scanning the small island horizon as I drive back to base, I'm reminded of another time, another home, another road. These clouds are oddly familiar as they line up above the mountains over Honolulu. Marching like certain Minnesota clouds. On those Minnesota roads so long ago, my foolish young friends and I would drive like [...]

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8/23/18: Dank

 Inhale, two, three, four, five, six… Exhale, two, three, four, five, six… Inhale, two, three, four, five, six… Exhale, two, three, four, five, six… All I can do, all I am Yesterday was all conjecture No need Doing what needs to be done The storm approaches The jungle will be alone Call my sweetheart, call [...]

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8/22/18: Eerie Gray Calm

Inhale, two, three, four, five, six… Exhale, two, three, four, five, six… Inhale, two, three, four, five, six… Exhale, two, three, four, five, six… To be ready, to be prepared Yesterday was about the display No panic Checking reports of progress The storm progresses without comment The jungle is quiet Text my sweetheart, call my [...]

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8/20/18: The Rules

Though the masters make the rules For the wise men and the fools I got nothing, Ma, to live up to ------ Bob Dylan ------------------------------------------ "It's two dollars ma'am, I'm sorry I can't make change for your five." "You do not have?" "It's the rules ma'am, I'm sorry. I told you the last time and [...]

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8/19/18: Embracing the Dog Day

I hang up the phone (note... we need a new verb for this) and acknowledge the sweetness of connection. The joy of interaction, intimacy... interdependence. To relish my morning cup, to read from a favorite book, to repeat some household tasks... the mundane made more than. Get back to the room now. Do some much [...]

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8/17/18: There Be Bumps

WHAM! ... "Ouch!" "Oh no... are you ok? I'm so sorry Andrew. So very sorry" "It's ok, I'm ok. I know you're trying to avoid them. It cannot be helped." "I'm doing the best I can... I'm so sorry." Thump thump thump ... Thump thump thump ... Thump thump thump ...  "Oh man does this road suck!" [...]

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