Category archive: Friendship

RIP, Bruce Chadwick

Bruce Chadwick was one of my oldest friends. Sometime yesterday, he took his own life. This is a long post... (More...)

Silence, agreement, and conflict-aversion

This is a pattern in my life: Someone tells me something. I don't agree with what they said, but I... (More...)

Boston friends

A couple of the friends I'm seeing this visit I've known since 1983; over two-thirds of my life. Some of... (More...)

Return to Boston

A substantial number of my friends live in and near Boston; I realized some years back that it didn't really... (More...)

Polyamory and friendship

I have several half-written posts about polyamory and what it means to me, but those aren't likely to be in... (More...)

Do you ask people questions about themselves?

My friend L and I had been hanging out together for a few months, but they almost never asked me... (More...)

On leave

My company doesn't have sabbaticals per se any more, but they do allow people to take extended unpaid leave, with... (More...)

How the years go by

It occurred to me Sunday evening that it's been fifteen years (plus a week) since the end of my Wanderjahr.... (More...)

Experimental Facebook friending

I've been getting Facebook friend requests from people I don't know for quite a while now. (As I imagine most... (More...)


One of my favorite bits of verse popped into my head again the other day, for no particular reason, as... (More...)

The trick to the travelin'

The Short Sisters' version of "It's a Pleasure to Know You" just came up on iTunes as I was packing,... (More...)

To prepare a face to meet the faces that you meet

I've been meaning to write about the weekend of the 13th and 14th for a week now. On Friday I... (More...)