Empty the Governor

by Guest Blogger April 24, 2010

by Chris Hess

[I] have started and stopped and started and stopped the words for this entry into this fine blog-o-space several times now. I'm actually 32 hours past deadline as this is being written. Brianna & the good editors of the fine Ruminate publication have not been alerted of the reasons for my tardiness. It has been a week of trudging through large task after large task, leaving little to no energy to create anything near a worthy submission. Still...not alerting the proper authorities is poor form. My apologies. Onward and upward. The energy still isn't quite coming forth the reserves, which may mean the reserves are straight empty. Or it means I simply haven't tricked my Central Governor into releasing the reserves. It is hanging on to them in case I need to run from wolves or lift cars. I may not have energy, but I do have things I am digging in large amounts right now that I would tell you about if we were face to face. Therefore! I suggest I end this half-mindless drivel and present you with a simple list of these things which you may better yourself with by researching further. Partake in them. Enjoy them. Alert proper authorities, with tact.

  • Radiolab is my new favorite program on public radio. It's TV on the radio...not the hip band but very well produced segments about the things of life. That Central Governor thing I spoke of earlier? Learned of it listening to the Radiolab episode titled "Limits." Check out the "Parasites" episode. They're taking over.
  • Josh Ritter's new album So Runs The World Away isn't officially released yet, but these ears have heard it. It's like listening to a Cormac McCarthy novel. Some of the songs strike fear in me like the Judge character in Blood Meridian.
  • AlphaOne Lawn Fertilizer is nice & organic so the kiddos and pets can play outside without the worry of chemicals on their toes. 'Tis gardening season, you know.
  • Novo Coffee out of Denver, CO. A small roaster with great coffee and even better people. It's unfortunately rare to find people in the Specialty Coffee industry that care about other people more than they do coffee. Novo does not seem to be stuck in this conundrum. They are lovely.
If none of those things interest you, I am sorry. There are probably more of them in my head if you ever want to sit down and talk. Just let me know. Then we can learn how to take care of each other.


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