I know that the praying thing makes a lot of you a little queasy. And this makes sense, because religion has historically been oppressive, exclusionary, or, at best, something to appropriate. But, dangerous as it may be, I’m coming out as someone who prays.
Hey, internet! Here are some of my most recent failures!
Today is a big day.
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.”