The Tall Trees
The Tall Trees

Yesterday I rode 47 miles to Port Ludlow and back. Sunlight peeking through a canopy of tall trees created dappled patterns on the quiet roads. Deep in thought, I noticed the forest, not the trees.

Often my rides serve as a crucible for creation.  In my reverie on a beautiful day, a faucet opens and ideas become a steady stream of water.  Some ideas  I will later decide are good and pursue them; other ideas I will reject as ridiculous, or maybe too scary, perhaps only until the next long ride.

I have a job that is in many ways a dream job that I’ve been thinking about leaving.  I’m vacillating.  While riding yesterday, I thought of all that is good about the job, why I should stay and what I should do differently.  I thought about email I would write to the VP, composing, re-writing, editing in my mind.  Today I will recreate some version of that email and actually send it.

Often I think about what I want to say to people.  Being an introvert, I don’t talk all that much, and most of what I think about saying never gets verbalized. That’s mostly a good thing because I’m an INFJ.  The J is for judgemental.

Yesterday, I thought of all kinds of things to write in this blog, mostly stories from the old days that seem worth telling.  Titles like Dennis, Martha, Anne Marie, Leaving Philadelphia may eventually appear in this blog.

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Born in Harrisburg, PA. Undergrad at Drexel University. Learned to ride a bike when six years old, riding ever since. Started cooking when I was in college, stopped when I got married, started again in 2006 when my wife was out of town for a few months. Jobs: worked at post office while in college to earn money to buy a stereo. After grad school, worked at a small software company in Redmond, WA for twelve years. Afterwards, went back to school to get a certificate, then started teaching high school. Still doing that off and on, part time as the need arises.

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