Posts Tagged ‘#gratefulness’

A Magical Evening

January 14, 2018, by Christian A. Brown

Last night was a magical evening. I mean that in the truest sense: a palpable energy of wisdom and respect to which Justin and I were present. In a meeting planned since last year, we hosted dinner for two indigenous elders who Justin works with and gr…

Art Begets Art

January 7, 2018, by Christian A. Brown

(Article originally appeared on Hypable.) I got my first tattoo when I was 20 years old. It was somewhat meaningless, as many pieces of body art can be when gotten on impulse. I hadn’t been drinking or anything, though my judgement was no less clouded…

Auld Lang Syne

December 31, 2017, by Christian A. Brown

Well, that’s a wrap—almost. Another 365 days gone, goals achieved, failed or postponed. All in all I’d consider 2017 a personal (not politicial) success. My highs: completing the Four Feasts till Darkness saga, marching and speaking on the news, adopti…

Some Early Cheer

December 17, 2017, by Christian A. Brown

Or late, depending on whether or not you were looking forward to this quarter’s newsletter. We’re still in the fourth quarter, though, so it wasn’t late as much as…strategically delayed and deployed. Or something. Anyhoo, Geadhain’s Quarterly was jus…

True Beauty Is Eternal

December 10, 2017, by Christian A. Brown

Last week I found that rare gem floating in the Facebook effluvium: a beautiful and short bio that we’ll get to shortly. I don’t have all that much to say that the video doesn’t express. I urge you to watch it, and to consider what it means in your own…

The Family Stone

November 19, 2017, by Christian A. Brown

We had our first—light—snow here in Toronto last week, and I was reminded: yes, winter has come, and Christmas is just around the corner. That evening, as I was leaving the tattoo parlour and knowing that I wasn’t going to see George (my artist) or any…

Kitties, Cuddles and Newsletter Prizes

October 29, 2017, by Christian A. Brown

Today we’ll be discussing a hodge-podge of topics, and we’re not going too far beneath the surface with our insights. I mean, it’s been an intense few weeks, and after pushing so hard—emotionally—it’s time to put on the brakes. Sure, it has been a news…

Money, Money, Money

October 15, 2017, by Christian A. Brown

If there’s one thing that J and I have fought about throughout our relationship, it’s money. Money–the lack and/ or abundance of it–is one of the most common relationship stressors. When J and I met, I had a decent salary for a young man. I made 50K/…

Kindness

October 8, 2017, by Christian A. Brown

“In times of chaos and crisis, what we all tend to do is start pointing fingers at where we think the bad guys are, where the evil is. Everybody has different opinions about that. Please do not forget that hatred or evil, whatever you want to call it,…

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…