I was a sickly child. When I was 18 months old, I had spinal meningitis. It damn near killed me. I was in a coma for weeks, and my heart stopped beating for a while and when it was all said and done, I was alive but had seizures and some brain damage and a neurologist that … [Read more...] about Survival
As a child, we had some neighbors – Montaree (we called her Montie) and Mr. Doc. They were retired farmers who had bought a few acres from us and built a small house to live out their retirement. They were surrogate grandparents to me, and I loved them intensely. They were … [Read more...] about The best self-care advice anyone ever gave me
For more than two years now, I have sent out an email on Monday mornings, containing a few thoughts of mine, along with links to five things I thought were beautiful. I call it The Hughsletter. This post recounts how it all happened, but basically, I wanted a medium more … [Read more...] about What two years of publishing a weekly newsletter taught me
Like most of the country, I saw the eclipse yesterday. As I child, I remember the much less impressive annular eclipse from 1984 when I was 12. In that pre-internet era, it is hard to believe we heard about it at all, but we did. I remember watching the news – the TV news, the … [Read more...] about We have a lot of work to do.
As I have said before, video is a thing I want to do well. Ever since I saw this TED talk, I have been a believer – video is the future, and can at least do for the world what print has done the last 500 years, and because of the nature of video, probably do more. But video is … [Read more...] about A New Thing