Sloth (“shake off dull sloth”)

Morning Hymn Thomas Ken (1695) Awake, my soul, and with the sun thy daily stage of duty run; shake off dull sloth, and early rise to pay thy morning sacrifice. Lord, I my vows to Thee renew. Disperse my sins as morning dew; guard my first springs of thought and will; and with Thyself my…

Flight Stories

American Airlines: I booked a sweet flight on British Airways through London to Barcelona 12 Weeks before the flight, I received a phone call (I missed the phone call, no voicemail) Four Days Later, I received an email that my flight has been cancelled (and to call a number) I called the number early in…

Shut-In Day

Some days, I don’t make it out, do nothing It usually starts with missing an early morning run (or sleeping through the alarm) And then it “snowballs” I am not worried about my inactivity, or taking 10,000 steps If the garbage is not taken out, if the teeth aren’t brushed, so-be-it But the next day,…

Bottled Water

For some reason, I am buying fancy bottled water (French, Italian, German, even Mexican) There is so much plastic weight, even the heavy cardboard box is a waste, as well as the environmental impact of the delivery vehicle I really like the water It is good to drink as much water as you can (I…

Campaign Hat

When I joined a Boy Scout Troop, I discovered the possibility to be different, original and creative Troop 8 wore Campaign Hats. The hat of Smokey the Bear and the Canadian Mounties It was extraordinary (i imagine other scouts regarded this as inaccessible) It is immaterial, it doesn’t matter But it was a Bold Statement,…