Short, On Details

Short, On Details

(Editor’s Note: I thought I’d caught a superfluous comma in today’s post title, but was disappointed to find that Andy knew what he was doing, at least in the punctuation department.)   I’ve got to level with you, I’ve been plumb sidelined from my primary...
Crème De La Crème

Crème De La Crème

In a recent blog post, I wrote the following: “Are you a glass half empty type of person or a glass half full one? Mentally, do you assume the best or the worst? Well, there’s a third, outside-the-box option, when you think about it, and one that squares with my mood...
A Near Infinitely Long, Infinitely Small Post

A Near Infinitely Long, Infinitely Small Post

(Editor’s Note: Dear, dear reader. My advice to you is the same as it was as Andrew got a couple paragraphs into writing this morning: halt. There’s nothing to be gained by reading a word of it and plenty to be lost, chiefly, your valuable time. Andrew admitted that...
Refillable

Refillable

Espresso and a pastry in Attigliano, Italy, in 2016 When I was perhaps in around fifth or sixth grade, my dad, Alonso Tirado, an offset printer who owned and operated a small print shop for decades, and my mom, Linda Tirado, who occasionally did typesetting for him,...
Creative Retirement

Creative Retirement

Nate, Nan, me, Peter, Sophie, and Sophie’s then fiancée Erik at Ruby Beach, Washington, 2018 In the blog post I wrote yesterday, I talked about how I recently listened to a podcast consisting of speeches given under the general topic of personal development. One of...
In the Presence Of

In the Presence Of

It’s 1:28 am, and I awoke this morning, March 2, 2023, mulling a subject that’s been rattling around my head of late, and one I thought I would spend some time considering on the printed page: that of consumption vs creation. Consumption and creation might be...