I have a lot going on in my life right now. Maybe not a lot outwardly, but a lot is going on inside this funky head of mine. It’s hard to turn off the logic loops sometimes. It’s hard to live in the now and not be so obsessed with what is to come (or, indeed, what regrets I have of the past). It’s a problem. The subject of meditation comes up a lot these days. At work, at...
How long ago was that trip to Walmart? A long time ago… In the mean time I have only watched ONE of those westerns from the pack of 100. So 99 Westerns to go. Whats been happening? Well a bunch- probably too much to fit into a blog post. I won’t bore you with life moments that have happened over the last weeks (months?), but rather just jump right back in where we are. I lived in...
A Trip to Wallmart
As always, let me preface this entry to my online diary (blog, if you will) with the sincere apology for absence. Holy crap, keeping a blog takes time… not only that, but I find myself struggling (at times) to find something to talk to you all about. This blog started as a means of recounting observations about the shift to rural life, though I would say that statistically speaking there...
the jimbo journal: R.I.P. Sally →
My boy Buckner’s ode to the Ephron lady: jimbobuckner: There’s a lot that can be said about the work of Nora Ephron. Many will agree that it followed the fairly typical Hollywood trajectory of incredible beginnings, falling predictably into a slow decline away from relevance and general palatability and into projects not quite suitable for reference…
Another Baseball Post
You may have heard the news… or maybe you haven’t: After 50 years of drought, after 8,020 games, the New York Metropolitans have finally pitched a no-hitter baseball game. It’s a big deal. It’s a really big deal. I was not there, though I was fortunate enough to be home and watching. By the end of the game I was in tears, literally… The symbolic impact of last...
It’s already been a little while since my last blog post. The reasoning behind this is that I am resisting the urge to repeat myself on matters. When you’re making a blog talking about the development of a life in the country there seem to be a limited number of topics: arriving, interaction with locals, odd findings, comparisons between city living and country living. All of these, to some...
Nothing makes me as aware of Time’s ravaging claw and the changing seasons more than the arrival of baseball in the Spring. For my sins, I am a Mets fan. It is because of this fact that the promise of rebirth is always a blessing, ostensibly. Each team starts the season with a new record and the promise of performance equal to any other. How they perform throughout the season has yet to happen....
Hobbies in the North Country
First brew in the Lapine House! Welcome to the North Country, brewing equipment… Last weekend marked the first of many homebrews to come: a Pecan Vanilla Porter. It’s sort of my own invention that I am basing off of a couple of different recipes that I have worked on in the past few months. Let’s hope it tastes as good as it does in my mind… but there won’t be a...
Joining a community
Last night we were taken out for happy hour and subsequent dinner at the local bistro. It’s really a great place with fancy food and drinks all around. So Thursday is clearly a special night at the local Inn and I suppose that yesterday was an even more special occasion as it was (either intentionally or unintentionally) marking our arrival to a town and a community that is waking from...
After a 5 am wake up and a rigorous day of packing and driving for another 5 hours, we have finally landed in Essex County. First impressions? It’s pretty quiet. Also we have been greeted by a care package with personalized gift certificates to the local general store! So they have been expecting us in the sleepy little town of Westport. it feels nice to be so warmly welcomed. ...