The Back Room

With respect to Socrates, my unexamined life is not worth living. The front room is the face we show everyone but we hide our true self in the back room.

A Great Day

A great day.  Lots of things were resolved, work was absorbing, my new cargo shorts arrived to replace shorts I’ve been wearing since 1997, I cleaned my car, did some … Continue reading

May 29, 2015 · 10 Comments

The Dark Room

Growing up, I was creative without ambition.  The wheels were constantly turning.  I loved examining my life, but I never stopped to think about how to market this love.  How … Continue reading

April 20, 2015 · 4 Comments

Looking at the Pieces

My wife and I do puzzles.  Our most challenging jigsaw was a 3000 piece of the Savannah, replete with animals and Maasai warrior.  We completed it after a brain-draining couple … Continue reading

January 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Believable Truth

 “She supports me” “We support each other” “I don’t know where I’d be without her support” It runs alongside… “She understands me” “We understand each other” “I don’t know where … Continue reading

January 18, 2015 · 6 Comments

Nostalgia or quality

Though I grew up in the age of Miami Vice, Sledge Hammer! and The A-Team and Sting, Billy Idol, Duran Duran, Dire Straits, Phil Collins, Madonna, Depeche Mode and Peter … Continue reading

December 21, 2014 · 8 Comments

New Tricks

My gorgeous wife made lamb and butternut squash tagine over couscous.  I washed it down with Guinness while we watched Tropic Thunder.  From the disturbing but excellent Robin Williams vehicle … Continue reading

November 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

and the back room door creaks open

Writing on heavy topics has its merits.  I get satisfaction creating things more substantial than random thoughts of the day.  However, the emotional output can be overwhelming or the response … Continue reading

November 19, 2014 · 2 Comments

Practice, Practice, Practice

Every day I become a better writer.  Even if I don’t write.  A lot is coming from conversations I have with people or even web log post exchanges.  Today was … Continue reading

November 14, 2014 · 3 Comments

Let this weekend be one of rebirth

Let this weekend be one of rebirth.  Many things came to an end this week.  Finished one of my goals for the year, finished the final season of Burn Notice, … Continue reading

November 9, 2014 · 2 Comments

Thoughts on Who I Am Today

I am still unsure what I want from starting The Back Room.  While not a social person, I am enjoying the feedback and web logs from others around the world.  … Continue reading

November 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

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