Happy Dog Day

How do I get to my happy place?

Little dog and a black ball

Running around the backyard

Tackling it and playfully dancing

So cute with her bouncy ball

Various birds approaching the feeders

Blue jays

Baltimore orioles


and sometimes a hummingbird

Sun is peaking through the gray clouds on a pleasant Sunday morning

Savoring these sweet moments

Black coffee on a patio table

Bacon cooking on the grill

I am happy with my dad talking to Denny and Doug

Just the 4 of us chatting

Human stimulation


…I am sitting on a lazy boy chair

Staring at a brick wall

Listening to indie pop music on my earbuds

I am among people scattered throughout the house

Mostly ones i havent seen in about 4 years

The strange thing is I am a social person

Yet i feel distant and apart from interactive behaviors

Sipping on a Canadian beer and maintaining a peaceful sensation

Vacation started for me when I clocked out on Friday afternoon

My wife and i chose to visit my dad’s place in Michigan

This afternoon its cool, cloudy and a bit rainy

Its a lazy day

At least we went to the store earlier and did some disc golfing

Which was nice and recreationally active

But now i just space out and attempt to fall asleep

Sleep is good

My Peace Train

I’m sitting in a Metra train right now. The upper level gives me peace and solitude. Whenever I head out to downtown Chicago, I refuse to drive. Stress is kept at a minimum on work related journeys.

My head rests against a vinyl cushion. Feet are stretched out on a fold out seat beside me. Trees glide by the window. King Crimson plays in my ears on my iPhone, which I am holding now while typing this blog post.

Robert Fripp is an intense guitar player.

Anyways, it’s a rainy day. A sleepy day. Today’s change of pace from a regular day at work is nice. I don’t mind the errands I must run for the accounting department. They buy me lunch too!

Alone to think. It feels like recharging before I return to the office. Breath. Pause. Breath again.