The thing is, work, while currently item #1 in my areas of thought-sucking ruminations, is just one thing going on, and there really are so many many good things going on. Last night I got to read with Evan Karp's brainchild Quiet Lightning and it was crazy good. A group of emerging authors, the loveliest audience a reader could have, lights strung across Chicken John's ceiling like a barn dance might break out at any moment and the distinct sense that it was just plain good to be there. Writers who help other writers are my heros. I've also been re-introduced to James Burke's Connection series (here's a taste on YouTube, but you can also get the whole thing at the San Francisco Public Library), an alternative view of change (man, I need that right now). It makes my brain tingle. Oh, and very very soon I leave for a pacific northwest tour (i.e. visiting the fam in Oregon and Washington) to finally meet my nephew Ryder James Rice (I hope he likes me). So, that's not even a complete list of good things going on, and at least in quantity outweigh work. It's good to be reminded that right now, that part of life is in shadow. But soon we'll pass through onto the sunny side.
websites that make me happy.