Judging by my calculations, it’s been almost seven months since I last posted here. I’m afraid to even look at my paper-bound journal. I suspect the freshest ink on those pages is over a year old now. What follows is a stream of consciousness, roughly summarizing the last seven months. Go! 26.2: Most of my early mornings have been occupied by “miles on the road”. As I write this, I’m only two weeks away from the 2015 Twin Cities Marathon and I’m feeling pretty good.
(Most) every Sunday we have dinner with my parents. They only live a few minutes away and it’s a great way to cap the weekend. This past weekend we were casually minding our own business when I got a text from our California family. The picture, captioned with “Come over!!!!“, depicted a sunny deck scene with shorts and margaritas, bare feet and a cribbage board. A most welcome pseudo-Rockwellian scene.
I have a somewhat bad habit of over-complicating things. “Oh, the light bulb burned out? It must be time to remodel the bathroom.” This is how my brain works. I take a simple problem and solve it in my mind, often to a ludicrous number of conclusions. I’m thankful for this little flaw in my character. It has served me well all these years in technology. So, when I started using Postach.io as the publishing engine for my blog, I came across a small problem.
I believe we are our most constructive and creative selves when we’re surrounded by inspiration. Inspiration can be anything - input or output - revealing itself in a million different forms. The beautiful, and very simple fact, is, that although something can inspire many people, how something inspires you is personal and unique. I believe it is this individual connection, this inspiring link, that fuels our creative juices and makes us our best selves.
My first exposure to the wonderful sounds of Loscil was while playing the game Osmos. An old colleague of mine turned me onto the game, specifically instructing me to listen closely to the soundtrack. I quickly found myself giving others the same advice - go buy a copy of Osmos for your tablet, plugin your headphones, crank up the volume, and enjoy. It is truly an amazing game with an even more amazing soundtrack.