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.

12/9/18: In Between

In between love And trying to scheme love Who can say what we will find? ------ Tom Waits ---------------------------------------------- Ten minutes and I'll board my flight. Ten minutes and I'll be on my last leg of this, my return to Oahu. A man passes by and comments on my guitar case. "Looks like that baby's [...]

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12/8/18: Morning Cup

Having filled the handy little device with my sweetheart's favorite... Cameron's Whole Bean Organic Velvet Moon, I pick up the old Toastmaster grinder (that she found at a garage sale so long ago for all of three dollars) and give it a shake while holding down the switch. It helps grind the coffee beans more [...]

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12/7/18: This Still Dark, Minnesota Morning

6:50 am... This still dark Minnesota morning maintains my mildly melancholy mood. It will be getting light soon but that matters, at all not much. I write in relative silence as the not too distant (but not too annoyingly close) continuous beeping of my sweetheart's son's alarm... continues. It's getting so I'm accounting it as [...]

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11/29/18: Afternoon Meditation

"Gray-Brown, White-Gray... Tawny-Slate New Landscape... Not Dirty Yet." ------ Text from my Sweetheart ------------------------------------------------------------- Inspiration comes at random. From wherever I happen to be looking at the time, whatever I happen to be paying attention to or thinking about. Sometimes it just drops in my lap like a clump of snow or my sweetheart's hand. [...]

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11/28/18: Perspective?

It's all a bit surreal to me now. I sit here in the seventeenth floor lobby of the Mayo Clinic Gonda Building and look out over the pedestrian mall below. Just a little over two months ago, I was in this very spot and things were very different indeed. Back then, I was sweating bullets [...]

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11/27/18: All Things Naked and Beautiful

"No creature is a better judge of comfort than a cat." ------ James Harriot ---------------------------------------------- Julius turns away from me and looks out the window... without comment. It's cold outside so there's no way I'm going to open it for him. He doesn't seem to be expecting me too anyway. He doesn't seem to be [...]

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11/26/18: Coolness Collage

Today I put the new song to music. It sounds good but I'll have to live with it and bang it around for a while before I know for sure. Yesterday I had breakfast with my sister, my mother and my sweetheart. I love these people so much. More and more every day. Last week [...]

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11/21/18: What’s Cookin’

Yesterday while scanning Facebook, I saw an obviously disgruntled "friend" declare with disgust that... "Facebook sucks, I'm outta here." This makes me sad. Not because the particular friend will no longer be part of my FB experience. I am happy to have developed my own way of incorporating this nearly totalitarian technological tool of connectivity... [...]

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