For years, I was possessed by sugary foods. I learned this early on from my Dad who, if left up to his own devices, would have eaten a piece of chocolate layer cake as his dinner. On my own, in the first year of college without the watchful gaze of my Mom, I remember having Nestle Crunch bars for lunch. As a young adult living in San Francisco, I would savor nightly walks to the neighborhood bakery to buy 2 chocolate chip cookies. In mid-life, my favorite way to start the day was with a pastry. I was in a serious relationship with sugar, and it lasted for decades. Maybe it was sublimation. Somehow, I finally woke up (luckily before any discernible damage was done.) These days, I’m not completely sugar free, but I don’t long for it anymore. I view it as a rare treat. Do you have a food obsession?
Painting by John Honeywill
Make sure to take a break this weekend and have some fun. Gif by Lillen
This past Saturday, I took the bus (first time ever in L.A.) to go to the Tax Day March. At first, I wondered if it would be weird to go to a march alone. But I couldn’t rouse any of my friends. It felt like an adventure, as if I was traveling in another city. I met people right away on the bus, who were also doing their activist part. It was an excellent journey. Highly recommended.
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In my work as a Career change Coach, I see up close how fear of failure stops people from achieving their goals. It can feel so risky to try something hard if there’s a chance it won’t succeed. But in whatever realm, victory only comes from stepping out and doing your best with a whole heart.
Screenprint from BT Livermore
I grew up in New York City in a very Jewish environment, so my first inroad into the Christian narrative was from the movies – The Robe, Ben Hur, King of Kings. They were cheesy, yes. but I was transfixed by the story, in part, because it was so foreign to me. But now, during spring time when Easter and Passover coincide, I realize that the core message of these holidays is similar. (Both have eggs as a ritual food.) What’s your hope of renewal for the season?
I’ve been known to pass on someone’s dating profile when it has lots of typos. (Well, maybe the photo had something to do with it, too.) Is spelling a deal breaker for you?
Single by Chris Hallbeck