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dream

I remembered my first dream in long time. It was absurd and funny and exciting and confusing. I woke up an hour before my alarm to sit in...

this week

It's not the weekly Riley! Come on, man. I won't be too hard on myself about it. I don't even know who I'm letting down, besides myself....

art toilet

Today's episode of Googy Morning felt like a success. Mr. Rude's Art Toilet, an online open mic where viewers submitted and discussed the...

Dziękuję

That's "thank you" in Polish. The native tongue of my Ellena's people. I did some art and crafting last week. I put some paint and crayon...

podcast idea of the week

I have one good idea for a podcast per week. I haven't ever started any of these podcasts because, well, what if next week's idea is...

bending time

One of the most powerful and disarming experiences I had in the last year was when I found myself in a room with a bunch of new friends...

recipe

Not to brag, but I was exercising yesterday. I had a great thought in the middle of it all: I have all the ingredients to lead a...

really?

I'm not fishing for compliments. But I have to wonder. A nice and kind friend wanted to see my latest videos, so I sent him some and he...

the 15th

The month is half over. At the halfway point of every month, I go to my Google Drive. I open the file where I keep my monthly recaps and...

ha ha

Yesterday on Googy Morning I publicly acknowledged the existence of this blog for the first time. And then I didn't write a blog post for...

chugging tea

There's a monk secluded in a beautiful monastery. He's wearing sacred robes and beads that flap and jangle as the sandals he scoots...

laundry

it's time to do the laundry.

meditations

Being anxious and "smart," without being intellectual or self-starting means I am easily duped into following and being interested in...

three Ramones songs

Bonzo Goes to Bitburg (My Brain is Hanging Upside Down) Something to Believe In Howling at the Moon (sha la la) Are these my favorite...

laugh

It feels so good to laugh. What more needs to be said? I sat back today and laughed at a memory of something I witnessed while onstage at...

i chose this

I'm mildly stressing about the amount of work I have to do for my show today. I don't want to get started. No particular reason. Starting...

ripoff

I thought about ripping off Seth Godin's daily blog post. I read one of his books, and now I'm blogging daily. Might as well take another...

zappa

I'm listening to more and more Zappa. It's hard to get into Frank Zappa's music because unlike other musical acts, I can't trace a...

fun step

"An hour of guitar practice, without fail, every day." That was the plan. Hours of guitar practice in January: 9. Nine Hours. My goal for...

the line that made me laugh

"I feel like I'm at an open mic right now, and I'm just bombing in front of myself." I wrote that while journaling yesterday. That's what...