A primer for people not actually looking to tune pianos, but who are looking for the deeper lessons that piano tuning might bring a person. Also, I mean, there is SOME information in here on tuning pianos. I wouldn’t call this the end-all-be-all guide, but it’s not NOT useful.
From the mind of a person who gives way too many.
Specifically, how to buy a house that is falling apart, in the middle of winter, in Chicago — when you can’t afford it and your lease isn’t up until July.
The winter is as bad as you think it is; actually, it's worse. I give you permission to say no, stay inside, and take care of yourself until things start to thaw.
There are four monsters who are keeping you from writing, and I know how you can battle them.
So you ate your feelings for the entire month of December, and now with the dawning of the new year, you're trying to move on.
A gift is not a plumber or a surgeon. It isn’t supposed to prove that you, the gift-giver, are a better gift-giver than everyone else is. A gift is a message that should say, simply, “I care about you. I think about you. Thank you for being you.”
For many of us, writing is easy; talking is harder; and listening is the hardest of all. But listening, I’m afraid, is at the beginning of how anything ever gets done.
It is sometimes necessary to write an email. Here are a few Very Good pointers for any occasion.
To love pasta is to love a cheap, readily available, saucy food that every person on earth who is romantically pursuing you will someday try to make for you. And you can show them how much better you are when you demonstrate that boxed noodles are for suckers.