Hope and Change in the Obama Presidency

For the first time in my life I felt moved to donate to a political campaign. I gave a small donation to the Obama candidacy and have been on their email list throughout the campaign. But now, even though he’s won, I still receive their communications. It seems...

Artist Looks For Something – Art Happens

I listened to a podcast called “Conversations With Modern Artists” featuring Martin Creed. On it, Creed speaks in a thick Scottish brogue sounding almost apologetic in his attempts to explain answers to questions that are asked. “I don’t know,...

Loving Someone Whose Not A Day On

Frustrations crop up in any relationship. Times when it seems like you “get it” and your significant other simply doesn’t.  Maybe your partner has never read a word of Emerson, Thoreau, Jung or Kerouac. Maybe they have no desire to get rid of the TV...

Quote of the Day

The laboring man, even in this comparatively free country has not leisure for a true integrity day by day; he cannot afford to sustain the manliest relations to men; his labor would be depreciated in the market. Life’s finer fruits cannot be plucked by him. He...

Sunday Night Fever

I get most of my ideas for A Day On from itches that need to be scratched, but are difficult to reach. The kinds of nagging aches that, if you found a way to soothe you would be that much closer to solving the mysteries of Life. Tonight, a Sunday night, I feel a...

The Curse of Workplace Success

Sometimes it happens. You know the scene in the romantic movies when there is every good reason for the heroine or hero to walk out that door into a world full of other possibilities, but then their romantic opposite takes the initiative… changes… does...