Kevin Aschenbrenner discovers the Catholic tradition of observing Lent contains wisdom that is key to breaking bad habits and creating new, positive ones.
A Kevin by Any Other Name
For our writer, a name is more than a collection of letters. It’s what you stand for — and what you’ll stand up for.
Sleeping with the Finches: Tales of the Songbird Mafia
About a month into my feeding operation, I got up one morning to find three fat little birds sitting in the platter at the base of my feeder. These were not my usual customers. They were wild and rough looking, and occupied my feeder like it was now their private hangout, like Tony Soprano’s gang sitting outside Satriale’s. These were bad, bad birds, and I dubbed them the Songbird Mafia.
Breaking Routines — My Night with a Burlesque Dancer
I recently decided to shake up my routines a bit. I’ve gone to different social events. I’ve taken a course or two. I attended WordCamp Victoria 2010 at which I got excited about blogging.
And, then there was the night I spent with a burlesque dancer.
How a Roomba Healed My Broken Heart
“That’s it, when we’re done here we’re going to get you a Roomba,” Anna said, scraping up the last of the pan-fried potatoes from her plate. We were at Joe’s on Davie, having our traditional Saturday morning brunch. Her boyfriend, also named Kevin, was there, too. “What? You mean now?” I asked. “Yes, now. There’s […]
Social Media Redeems Itself
Even for a social media lover, there are days when social media is too, well, social. But sometimes amidst the noise, you’ll find a single beautiful clear message.
The First Rule of the Type II Diabetes Club
With apologies to Fight Club author Chuck Palahniuk, the first rule of having type II diabetes is that you don’t talk about having type II diabetes. Ever. I learned this the hard way five years ago when I was first diagnosed. Any type II diabetic who’s being honest with you will say that getting diagnosed […]