An old friend pissed me off yesterday by changing her WordPress website to a software-as-service solution.
Not because I hate all SaaS or because I put in a lot of free time to teach her WP. Simply because she took off her head and walked with it under her arm into the arms of that SaaS-company and Took No Backup Of Her Old Site.… Read more
So an old friend, CS, came by yesterday evening, out of the blue as she is wont to. She hasn’t visited in over a year.
She wanted to see Jay and was very nice and had brought gifts and fodder for the evening. Ultimately she hadn’t brought much of herself. I felt, as usual, more like a connection in a business network she wanted to ensure she still had access to than I felt like getting a visit from an old friend.… Read more
Sorted 5 bags worth of old letters not so long ago. Some of them from 1989. Most from the mid- and late 90s. Back when you still wrote letters …
It’s actually some months ago, but since I’m continually revising and cleaning up both my house and my life, these days more than ever with baby-Jay as our new family-member, I figured this experience still is relevant to recount.… Read more
When it is the right time – if they are good friends. That was what happened today.
JO called. And it was not too late, or too soon. We were able to breathe again, and talk about it all. And share.
Other persons sent me invitations to their parties, without noticing or acknowledging that we had just had Jay, and a rough time.… Read more
Yesterday a friend tried to send me a CD with a new music album his wife had made, but it got nicked by some postal-worker en route.
I can get a new copy, of course, but I hate when people steal from me – esp. something personal like this. We’ve been friends for almost 30 years, MRN and I, and I care very much for his wife, LR, who is a beautiful person like her husband, as well as extremely talented.… Read more
So what do you do when it’s like your spouse can give birth any day, maybe this evening, and you suddenly have a new major life challenge that hollers for your attention?
Well, you force yourself to find a place to park it and keep the faith that you can and will solve it later on.… Read more
1) A friend knows. Knows me. Knows changes. Knows time. And cares. And I know that he knows and cares.
2) Friends grow old in the right way. For the right purpose. Like something you drink that warms you for a long time after. That’s worth ageing.
3) There are exceptions, but the rule is probably that it is dangerous to confuse colleagues and friends.… Read more
Went to see an old friend today and his wife and two kids. And get some of their clothes for Jay. And a bed.
A fine little bed, for our boy.
That was a light, moving winter’s noon – in good company, before going on to a family occasion. More good company, but different.… Read more
Today my friend, JMO, is coming to help move the desk into the little room so the former living room/office can be fully baby-fied.
Right after work, right before flying off to Germany for a meeting early next morning.
We’ve known each other, on and off, since we were about 9 and 11 years old.… Read more
I have a close friend I know I can call at any time.
I know this is a privilege.
On the other hand … you don’t get or keep close friends if you don’t work for it.
And many people seem to be too busy working their jobs instead of working on their friendships.… Read more