The Catch Up

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On June, the month that was. It had a slow build up with a running pace ending. I celebrated another birthday with a very relaxed staycation mini getaway. I just wanted to be out of my home environment to break up the monotony; enjoy room service; have a pool and gym within a few strides of my legs; have delicious dining within a few more strides. I caught up with people I’ve missed so much. The people in my life after so many years, 10 to 15 to 23…they’re meaning that much more. I recently reconnected with an old girlfriend too. Regardless, I’ve been thinking a lot over the last six months about my female relationships and the women in … Read More

BrockaThe Catch Up

Documentation of May 2018

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The heat, the hustle, the routine, the general quiet. No complaints, just an observation. I have been relatively slammed. I had thought I’d merry the month of May with June as for book documentation, because I only happened to enjoy two authors during the entire month. Not two books, but two authors. There was certainly more to the month in the guise of general pop culture; there’s merit in distinguishing it. Can I just say, I’m not a big television watcher or movie goer at all. The last movie I went to was Darkest Hour about Churchill; and it was the first I’d seen in over a year. I feel the same sentiment about website subscriptions. As much as I … Read More

BrockaDocumentation of May 2018

A Seasonal Briefing

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  When the heat beats and our stride slows to the frequency of the sun’s waves When the blessed of us go from one air conditioning unit to the coolness of another -as we only know the interim, we don’t labor in it We water our plants in the evening after the sun sets, so we aren’t wasting water on a scorched earth. Seasons do change us. I’m creeping up on another birthday and closing in on another work anniversary Both are conspiring and pushing against old ideals for myself; and pardon if I haven’t gotten a grip yet -hence my silence and absence The ego is the enemy. I’m generally trying to not be so hard on myself… a … Read More

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Documentation of April 2018

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A linear trip through the books I consumed. Consuming still. In the middle of…at the end of… Current status as of this posting is incomplete At the beginning of the month, I was giving Six Four, the 2017 global bestseller, a third chance. Honestly. Third times a charm. It was difficult getting a grasp on the many similarly sounding Japanese names-characters. It’s a griping crime novel but even more insight into Japanese business culture and behavioral norms. The worthy NY Times write-up. Still a third to go before complete. I own it, so I’m in no rush. I sat the book down again after Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan landed in my audible library loan queue. I have to give … Read More

BrockaDocumentation of April 2018