Month: December 2020

Bye Felicia

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I won’t be shedding any tears watching 2020 walk into the sunset at midnight tonight. Although, let’s be honest – there’s no way this year is going quietly. I fully expect Times Square to be overrun by ogres from another dimension while murder hornets sweep across the Midwest and an earthquake unexpectedly swallows up the …

Where’d You Go?

whered you go? | toddregoulinsky.com

Apologies to my thousands of readers for my absence over the last week or so. Allow me to explain. Or perhaps I should follow the advice of the great philosopher Inigo Montoya and just sum up? I spent most of last week trying to catch up, and then get ahead, so that I could enjoy …

Do Something Stupid

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The story of learning to play bass is a strange combination of curiosity, necessity, hubris, and stupidity. I was leading the band at church and we always had trouble finding and keeping bass players, which I was later to find out is a common thing everywhere. A good bass player is like a good plow …

A Snow Day Tradition

a snow day tradition | toddregoulinsky.com

It’s the first big snowfall of the season here in Southern Maine, and I’ve just performed my yearly ritual of standing by the window, looking out at the white stuff piling up, saying a silent prayer for all the delivery drivers out there… and thanking God that I’m not one of them. I spent six …

A Wider View

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I’m a bit of a broken record when it comes to balance. I think about it a lot, talk about it often, and find myself looking for it everywhere. Maybe it’s part of getting older, but I’m less likely to find myself wandering to extremes these days and more at home looking for a place …

Going To Eleven

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Well, this will make an interesting group psychological case study some day. I’ve had this thought from time to time over the last nine months whenever normal bumps up against necessity. Like remote learning. Something that used to be extraordinarily rare become commonplace overnight. Not just in one country or a specific region – it …

The Right Time

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Chuck Yeager is the reason I fell in love with reading biographies. I read my paperback copy of his autobiography, Yeager, so many times that it literally fell apart some time around high school. In spite of that, I kept it around on my book shelf and it survived at least six moves before finally …