Waiting or striving? Consuming or producing? Maybe these are dualisms, and maybe they aren’t accurate. But the concept of biding time and finding purpose is very real for people who would normally be working long hours.
What follows probably isn’t of interest to anybody, but this is a glimpse of what I’m up to at them moment.
I’m trying to stay connected with friends. When we can go for a walk, keeping plenty of distance, this is a good thing. But a lot of times it is just via email or a call.
My reading routine seems to be improved
Information I’m consuming is quickly changing. The Washington Post, NY Times and Capital Star, get about 20 minutes of my attention. Time Magazine has a place on the kitchen counter. Generally, this is less. And I’m thinking about getting different magazines and news.
What I am reading and listening to this week
As we near Easter, I’m reading a Jewish scholar’s take on Holy Week. It was recommended by Stephanie, a pastor at our church who is good about bringing up engaging topics.
I’m happy to listen to a podcast that explains viruses in a non-existential crisis way. And I’m enjoying Neil Gaimon’s book, Norse Mythology. When I row on my rowing machine, I’m listening to a book, The Coddling of the American Mind.
So I’m rowing, biking and walking. Walking mostly, but I did a 45 mile ride over the Tacony Palmyra Bridge into New Jersey the other day. Mostly, my bike rides are shorter, like an hour loop through nearby neighborhoods or the Pennypack Trail.
My work schedule
Busier than ever, and generally very fulfilling. I don’t have time for demanding people, but I have lots of time for people who ask for help. And a lot of people are asking for help.
A view from my office
It was really nice this morning. We’ve had a full moon. And the morning sun was beautiful. And there’s a breeze through my windows. The birds are singing. I’ve been learning to use watercolors with Affinity photo, and this view from my office that looks out at these great evergreens next door is something I appreciate.