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Gerard Pannekoek
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16.8 - New Circle, Old Template
Prompt:  "What new circles have you formed?  Any new ones?  Did you start a book club or hang out in a tea yurt?  Maybe you re-upped with existing friends.  Explore your kumbaya moment of 2015." ---------- Last year, I formed a new circle with an old templa...

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16.7 - Motion
Prompt:  "We're all writing the story of our lives as we go.  How can you make your story interesting in 2016?  And if you can't see around the bend, it's okay to dream.  Let's make 2016 one of riveting parts of our tale, shall we?" ---------- As obvious as...

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16.6 - Sound Catalogue
Prompt:  "Do you hear what I hear?  Tell us about a sound.  What do you hear in your house or at work?" ---------- To the best of my ability, here is a list of every sound I heard on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 between 10:20am - 10:28am in order of perceived...

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16.5 - Plastic Packaging Induced Nostalgia
Prompt:  "Scents have the power to take us all kinds of places.  What smell takes you somewhere else?  Where'd you go?" ---------- I hardly have any "scent-experience" memories catalogued in an easy to access way.  The best example I have is a story from tw...

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16.4
Prompt: "Share a photo or paint us a picture with words.  Show us something from your year through your eyes.  Did you see something that took your breath away?  Or maybe you just couldn't look away?" ---------- Watching the US Men's soccer team play in Nas...

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16.3 - High five!
Prompt:  "No screens, no technology - what did you do with you hands this year." ---------- Before I begin answering the prompt, let's argue about semantics for a minute.  Other than scratch myself, I did very little with "no technology" this year.  At some...

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16.2 - 2015 Monthly Highlight/Lowlight Reel
Prompt: "Your 2015, reviewed.  Give us the 30,000 foot view.  Or, hone in on a few highlights.  Let's bring last year to life before moving on to what's ahead." ---------- A month by month review of my 2015 courtesy of Facebook, iPhoto, and my memory. JANUA...

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16.1 - Free Bin Autobiography
Prompt:  "Pretend you're writing your autobiography.  Give us your first line, a first chapter, or even just an image.  What's the story of you?" ---------- The thought of writing a biography gives me anxiety.  Synthesizing a life into a bundle of words wou...

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Pt. XIII - Laughter
After yesterday's post, I appreciate the incentive to reflect on the brighter moments of 2013.  Fortunately, there are a lot of them.  My work in elementary education and pool of genuinely funny friends gives me good reason to spend a healthy portion of eac...

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Pt. XII - Memorium
A good friend of mine passed away on Tuesday.  He had only just turned twenty five.  Instead of blogging, I spent that evening eating Chipotle and watching Disney movies.  Though seemingly insincere, it felt like
an appropriate way to remember him.  Those ...
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