Books of November

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I picked up. I put down. I shifted moods, or I just couldn’t find a good groove. Only at the end of the month did I hit my stride. The November 2017 reads is now live. I am excited and anticipatory for a few upcoming books. It’s hard to not consider larger themes of this past month, in my personal life and generally. I still have no idea what I’ll reflect on in this Sunday’s evening post. This time of year I sense most people fall into two categories: very spirited and celebratory or emotionally and monetarily strained. In either case, I like how this season serves as a reset button, even if it’s just a slight perspective shift. There’s much to be grateful for. I always … Read More

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Pardon

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-as a statement, not a question. Sometimes it needs saying. I have never used the word pardon as an apology. I say pardon in the office to rehear what you said. Always better than ‘what?’ Here, now, I say pardon to alleviate myself. I only want to acknowledge where readers have felt a discordant pulse in what I may usually put out. It’s interesting where our insecurities lie, where I have found mine to rise: after I’ve expressed too much, shared too much, given too much. Immediately I feel an equal pull. I want to retract, regress, refrain. Under this debate… I feel a resonance and in moderate harmony with feminist: the when and the why we silence ourselves! This … Read More

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Stranger. I want to say

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In a rare moment of Twitter scrolling, I came across a many promoted or adverted tweets. It was a female musician’s picture of her erect profile standing on a couch, walking upon it. It immediately reminded me of my own Ep cover image. We are both on a couch evoking an Egyptian vibe. I resonated. Saved you for later. I’ve searched again for her image and can’t find it :/ Sadly, I do not listen to a lot of music anymore. I listen to podcasts and books. I have few moments of music listening and fewer moments of music writing right now. When I do, I am giving a significant damn though! Know this. I will be back in the … Read More

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Walking…

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Walking work  The handful of exceptional entrepreneurs I know are extremely busy; like, you have to contact their assistant to schedule a 5 minute phone call kind of busy. The better of them use the general coffee-tea-happy hour cocktail hour meeting as a chance to kill two birds with one stone, whereby they walk. An opportunity for exercise. When I was in Santa Barbara back in March, there was the walk through the farmer’s market meeting. Grab some fruit and veg, get exercise, discuss business. When I was in Boston, I was being a tourist but also walking through plans. Recently in Wisconsin, clarifying ideas and objectives seemed to come specifically from walking. Last Saturday’s book editing proposal involved walking … Read More

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Just Jump

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This past Sunday was ideal. Given an extra hour in the falling back, I tried to sleep but mainly stirred. I did things which weren’t even on a mental to-do list though. With the extra hour, it seemed as if time slowed. I am ever so grateful when it does… I keep various logs on projects, separate categorized to-do list, scribblings of ideas for a future-perfect self, a healthy journal habit, and middle-of-the-night notes from my dream state. Despite any visual proof on paper or constant reminders, our subconscious keeps a tally of the draws, desires. We know what needs to be done. It is not necessary to keep beating ourselves over the head with it, like mental nagging, pressing … Read More

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