Ideas and Excuses

Opinion, Announcements & Explanations

Things I Like: Liking Things

By |June 4th, 2020|

I like things. Many things, all kinds of things. I like movies and books. I like television shows and radio broadcasts and podcasts. I like fine food and comfort food and fine wine and champagne.

Routinely Creative

By |May 31st, 2020|

I seem to be moving from erratic to consistent in so many ways—how and when I drive, how and when I eat, how and when I prepare for my classes and grade essays, how

New Beginnings

By |April 13th, 2020|

Guest Post by David Hicks Spring is traditionally a time of new beginnings, and this spring is no different. But oh, what a difference. This spring, new beginnings are tied to new endings—the ending

Christmas in Patagonia

By |December 21st, 2019|

Christmas Day, 1999. Twenty years ago. Was I at home in New York, a gentle snow falling outside, while inside blazed a warm fire in the fireplace, with presents under the Christmas tree that

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