I am using this Thanksgiving to take time to breathe. The semester was so full of illness and endless catching up that I really needed a break. However, reflection shows the bad along with the good. My confession: I was considering going out and buying fat pants. Unattractive as it is, I have become that … Continue reading Taking a break to give thanks
Every now and then I take a photo of a meal to remind me that healthy food can also be pretty food. Avocado toast and skim milk prettied-up by Fiestaware.
This is a shorter version of a post I made today on my poet blog, This Poet's Life. Since the issues discussed affected both my personal and professional lives, I'm posting here as well. So, my shameless self-promotion moves for my 30/30 poems on Twitter and Facebook that have filled my morning reminded me of … Continue reading The Year of Hunkering Down
I subscribe to the email list Rhetsy from Collin G. Brooke and find it always gives value. Brooke recently called for lists of fives for an upcoming Rhetsy, so here is my attempt. Five Things that Will Make a Difference (for the better!) in Your Home Life Stop putting things down "for now." Put it … Continue reading 5ives for Rhetsy
This was the year. I had no need of coats of any kind. My coat closet was full, mostly of my mom's coats that I hadn't recycled yet and the Christmas tree that Sophie broke (she has a white wire addiction), but full enough of my own coats that I was fine. So, why did … Continue reading The Coat Saga…again
I'm a Kansan who grew up in Wichita when my dad wasn't assigned by Boeing to be tech support for a variety of planes elsewhere--mainly the B-52 in Air Force towns followed after a stint of retraining in Renton, Washington in 1965-6 by the 747 and a new focus on commercial airlines in Los Angeles. I've … Continue reading Saying goodbye to the memory of what used to be
TV, iPad, soccer, cats--it must be Caturday!
This series, as you may have guessed, is in celebration of that subset of America that saved everything and always has the tool for the job.
Pulled back, more perspective.