Today at the library, the lady leading the children’s story time opened up with a song greeting the “moms and kids.” She noticed me about half way thru adding “and dad” to the final chorus. All eyes turned to me and a few “moms and kids” let out chuckles and smiles. Most days this kind of attention would accentuate the loneliness and awkwardness I usually feel being the only dad at a kids thing surrounded by moms. But today I didn’t fake the smile, it was genuine. I still feel a lot of awkwardness and loneliness but not today anyway. Today is good.
Someone stole @rosesupposess bike last night and I don’t think I’ll ever see her this happy again.
A man must rise above the earth to the top of the atmosphere and beyond, for only thus will he fully understand the world in which he lives. -Socrates
If I could make a living out of loving you... #rich
I’ve been sitting in this chair for days. My back, neck and wrists hurt. I’ve been working so much but it is easily overlooked since most of the results only exist in the digital realm. I prefer to build tangible things; things that can be measured and moved. But my business requires spreadsheets, applications, reports and catalogs, necessary work with deceptively banal results. I do feel lucky though to be working on my own terms, challenging myself to learn new skills and realizing my dream of economic self sufficiency. On that note, I think more of my friends should start businesses. There is so much to learn and though statistics show you are more likely to fail than strike it rich, the lessons learned are invaluable. Thankfully, Rachel and I are a long way from failing but our success is built on heaps of fails. Anyway, hopefully you’ll see me out tonight, I need a break. Blah blah blah back to work.
#rants #tendonitis #rolltopdesklyfe
tfw your walls were beige but then you found the deeply discounted bucket of shiny pink at the hardware store...
Free hugs tonight at the TAC gallery, come thru
#tulsa #tulsaartsdistrict #art #show #basket #murmuration #hugs
I recently overheard my son say to a friend: “there’s something great about this whole imagination thing.”
I have an art show coming up. If you’re my friend you will come and see it. Opening night is Friday Dec. 1st #nature #art #stuff #tulsa
There is a lonely old camel in a cow pasture out in the panhandle and I think he understands exactly how I feel. #misfits #spiritanimal #whytho
Don't believe anyone who says you can't grow right where you are.