Posts Tagged ‘#gratefulness’

A Bundle of Joy (and Sorrow)

June 4, 2017, by Christian A. Brown

This is unscheduled and off the cuff, and not what I’d planned to discuss (see the original blog below). I woke up this morning and read the news; then caught up on the “I’m safe” tags from my cousin and other friends and family in the UK. While the pa…

How Do They (Moms) Do It?

May 14, 2017, by Christian A. Brown

Short n’ sweet today: I’m taking a short break from drafting the last few pages of the manuscript to write this piece. But I wouldn’t have come this far in my career or life without my partner or my mom. This is a day for moms, though, not spouses, and…

Gratitude

Too Much Love

May 7, 2017, by Christian A. Brown

I mean, there’s always things in life to feel crappy about, and most people–myself included–tend to focus on those elements above all else. Pleasure (happiness, in the non-Pavlovian sense) is a homeostatic state: we of the free and postmodern world e…

Welcome to the Family

April 23, 2017, by Christian A. Brown

We never thought that we would love another animal so soon, yet here we are. In four to six weeks we’ll have a beautiful new fur baby in our home. Meet Jupiter.     Even his name is a bit of a pricking-thorn to us, since it’s the Roman versio…

Vortigern

How to Be a Nicer Person

April 16, 2017, by Christian A. Brown

Even though Vortigern, our featured ghoul, is a dead guy, he’s a lovely fellow. At the start of the year, I decided that I was going to try to be a better person–like Vortigern without the deadness. ‘Becoming a better person’ is a lofty goal to undert…

Home Is Where…

April 9, 2017, by Christian A. Brown

Today’s featured image is of Mouse: everyone’s favorite sass-talking hero from the Feasts saga. Mouse spends most of the story rediscovering her innocence as well as her sense of family–two blessings that have been stripped from her through cruel circ…

Getting On

April 2, 2017, by Christian A. Brown

As I’ve gotten older, life has gotten easier in some ways, harder in others. I like how my emotions, desires, finances and goals have somewhat stabilized and I’m no longer without direction. I like the process of growing older, of knowing my body and m…

Piranha Diving

March 19, 2017, by Christian A. Brown

What a week: the first in a while where I’ve considered piranha diving to be a more rewarding career. I try to put on a happy face, since our mindset influences our wellbeing and abundance. You know: think positive, positive things will happen in our l…

Another Light for the Stars

February 19, 2017, by Christian A. Brown

I wanted to thank everyone for the outpouring of support here and on Facebook last week, and I wish that I had better news to share regarding my little guy’s health. But I don’t. As we neared the date of Zeus’s surgery/ biopsy, he was struggling to eat…

That Monster, Cancer

February 12, 2017, by Christian A. Brown

In the background of last week’s events–failed tattoos, house-hunting, manuscript finishing–there was what we hoped was a minor emergency going on with my furry assistant, Zeus. He’s nine years old now, and, until recently, the picture of contentment…