Rest your weary head

"Men weary as much of not doing the things they want to do as of doing the things they do not want to do." – Eric Hoffer This is the first week in almost two years that I haven’t posted an essay on 37days. I am taking stock of that, noticing...

Become you

”As life goes on it becomes tiring to keep up the character you invented for yourself, and so you relapse into individuality and become more like yourself every day. This is sometimes disconcerting for those around you, but a great relief to the person...

An invitation to join us…

Writing 37days has brought me so much since I began it in January 2005. As I meet 37days readers around the country–Mike and Delaney and Timothy in Des Moines, Chris in D.C., Jill in the Seattle airport as our flights crossed, Christy in Seattle, and...

Open the mudroom door for Tycho

“I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little, they become its visible soul.” –  Jean Cocteau There is a shadow in my house. It is big and black and moves around the wooden floors to surprise me at times when I am not expecting it to be there....

Eat on a door

“There are only ten minutes in the life of a pear when it is perfect to eat.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson “Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.” – G.K. Chesterton If every menu is an exercise in rhetoric, what would I choose for my last meal on...