Commonplace — Some Lists I Keep

Just a few of the lists I keep in my commonplace book.

Commonplace — How To Be A Poet

A poem by Wendell Berry

Commonplace — Love After Love

A poem by Derek Walcott

Commonplace — On Work (and Some Quotes)

A couple of entries about work and a page of random quotes.

Commonplace — On Meetings

Inspired by my friend Garrick.

Commonplace — Ideas For Living

The first entry in my commonplace is some rules for navigating my life that I refer (and add) to often.

Commonplace — Intro

An introduction to a new series where I read selections from my commonplace book.

Stories About Houses and Us

A lesson I’m learning as I work on this old house.

The Soothing Sound of Typing a Letter.

A little something different. No words. Just the soothing sound of my 1907 Underwood No. 5.

Child’s Pose

A lessons of self acceptance from the kids in yoga class.

The Thing About Stuff

It’s not about stuff, really. It’s about the stuff behind the stuff.


A lesson we can learn from former NYC Mayor Ed Koch.

What Do You Do?

I finally come up with the best answer I have to a question I’m often asked.

It’s Never To Late

A story about a lunch I had with my friend Markus a couple of months ago and how he healed a wound I forgot was even there.

Driving In Silence

I share a recent experiment I’ve been trying. I recorded this in my car. Sorry for the mic noise.

Buddy Bench

I share an idea that a Destination Imagination team at my daughter’s school came up with and how it could help.

Episode 1: If It Sucks You In, Delete It

Welcome to my new microcast. Here’s an idea that could help.