Steve P Brady

Philosophy- Friend or Foe?

“The impregnable wall of philosophy helps us tame the mad frenzy of our greed and tamps down the fury of our fears.” - Seneca In other words, it is philosophy that allows us to gain true perspective on our lives. Perspective to see that our anxieties most often do not come to an actual …

Flash Fiction

Below is an old piece of flash fiction I found in a notebook. Don’t even remember writing it, but I kind of like it. Airport lockers. We rent them the way people once rented apartments before ubiquitous heli-travel. They represent our public space. Somewhere to store, fill, or hide. The …

Last day of classes and now summer can officially begin. But no rest for the wicked as I ’m completely booked with client work for the next couple weeks. At least that work can all be done from my couch!

Very long (but good) day at work followed up by the first sprint workout if the season. Time to raise a glass.

It’s a June long weekend and I’m drinking beer on the deck, grilling some burgers. I’m also scrolling Halloween accounts on Instagram because I’m read for fall. sorrynotsorry

Ran my fastest half mile time in about ten years today. It’s not fast for most people, but it was lightning for me. Gonna ride this high for a while.

The school district I work in has been discussing whether or not to continue reading “To Kill a Mockingbird” and this [short clip] ( is the best formation of an …

Took a stroll through the annual car show downtown this morning and saw literally hundreds of classic cars. But nothing appeals to me quite as much as the simplicity of an old school Jeep.

Spent my Saturday afternoon on a website rebuild. Pretty happy with it.

A surprise dusting of snow? I wish! An allergy-killing spring crop of pollen. 🀧

My wife, who wore out her original VHS tape years ago, was extremely excited to see TOP GUN today. I was…less enthusiastic. But it was great! The flight scenes alone were worth the price of admission. And the MI preview!!!!

My students have been hounding my lately to tell them what kind of music I like. But at my age coming up with a succinct answer isn’t easy. So of course I made a playlist. 20 songs that are currently on heavy rotation for me. Playlist …

πŸ“ “You go outside and for a second all you hear are the animals running around, or wind in the air. In many ways this is the gap; it’s what is going on in life before we add something to it in the form of a mental narrative.” - Your Mind is a Prison by Jason Rosander Emphasis mine.

It’s a scorcha.

Cholesterol was a little high at my yearly physical and my new doc recommended intermittent fasting before a statin. I like this guy. πŸ‘ I’ve also had a lot of luck with this type of eating some I’m on board for some changes.

πŸ₯— Started intermittent fasting again- the 20/4 variety. I do pretty well with this as I am not usually terribly hungry for the first half of the day anyway. However, as last night’s Chinese dinner showed, I really need to pay attention to macros when I do this. Minimal protein Saturday means a …

🧬 My Ancestry DNA results updated and my Welsh numbers jumped. So yes, I did add Welsh to my Duolingo account.

🎭 Just got back from the Emerson Colonial Theater in Boston after seeing an Evening With Neil Gaiman. Don’t judge the show by the only lousy picture I snapped. It was great, my favorite part being his a reading of “Shoggoth’s Old Peculiar.” His ode to Lovecraft.

🎬 Last movie we saw before March 2020 was SONIC. So of course here we are for part 2.

😢 Benedictine monks wake up each morning and make the choice to be silent. Lesson there.

Currently reading: Everyday Resilience by Gail Gazelle πŸ“š Currently on self improvement kick.

Just made dinner and parking reservations for this Friday. We’re going into Boston to see A Night With Neil Gaiman. This will be our first time at an author show and I am not really sure what to expect. Pretty excited though.

Curious if sites like see an uptick this week. Seems like a good time to find a more peaceful place to spend time online. I for one also recommend MB. Nicest community around.

I have spent a lot of time chaperoning 8th graders to Washington DC, so I know museums, and I know good museums. Today I saw one of the best I have ever seen and it is literally 10 mins from my front door. The American Heritage Museum in Hudson, MA is a treasure hiding in the middle of nowhere. If …

Currently reading: Secrets of Self-Mastery by Mitch Horowitz πŸ“š