Project 365: A photo a day in 2016.


Welcome to my Project 365! This year I will be posting a photo a day with a wee bit of explanation. You can follow along via email or RSS (with the links in the left-hand sidebar) or on:

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Here are my three favorite posts from this year so far:
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(If you are here to find out more about my stories and games, please head directly to my “Fiction &c.” page.)

Day 298 of Project 365: Streets of gold.


I dozed off on the bus and woke up to glimpse a huge rainbow in the eastern sky. The color of the sky was so strange that as soon as I hopped off at my stop I stood in the light rain to take a snap. No filters here, just gorgeous autumn sky.

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Writing from: my study in Portland, Oregon. Listening to: “Resist the Tide” by Cynthia Hopkins.

Resist the tide, stand in the water
That’s baptism, that’s making light
Electricity is proof that there can be
A little bit of light in all this darkness

Day 297 of Project 365: Pumpkin spice roller-coaster.


First the up: pumpkin spice cream cheese is surprisingly delicious.

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Then the down: I had a hankering for pumpkin bread so I got a mix at Freddy’s plus pumpkin puree and mixed it all up and put it in the oven. Just as I was enjoying a sneaky lick of the batter, I glanced at the box and realized that I had managed to pick up the gluten-filled version as opposed to the gluten-free one next to it on the store shelf.

So tonight I am sick, and I didn’t even get the pumpkin bread I was craving.

Writing from: my study in Portland, Oregon. Listening to: the gurgle of my guts.


Day 296 of Project 365: Cheechaw the spider.


This is Cheechaw, our house spider. She sits serenely above us all and eats all of the nasty bugs that come around. I love her. I had to get up on a step-stool to take this photo and even then I had to lift my arms way above my head.

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I named her “Cheechaw” for no particular reason at all except that I call most wee sweet creatures “Cheechaw”. It’s a generic term of endearment which probably originated from Lindsay Bluth’s chicken dance.

Writing from: my study in Portland, Oregon. Listening to: FunkyPlaid listen to NFL people talk about NFL things.

Day 295 of Project 365: Today’s smile.


Today’s smile started when I picked FunkyPlaid up from the airport this morning and it hasn’t been far from my face since.

FunkyPlaid even managed to decorate a little for Halloween! I’m so glad he’s home. Work and exhaustion are solid distractions from my loneliness, but life is so much better when he’s around.

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Writing from: my study in Portland, Oregon. Listening to: FunkyPlaid turn the pages of the book he’s reading.❤

Day 294 of Project 365: Unicorns and villains.


After a long, exhausting day, I was delighted to return home to fun things in the post. This wee picture of Black Jack Randall in “Outlander” was the one that gave me a much-needed laugh, though. My sharky friend knows that my favorite part of that series is Tobias Menzies’ portrayal of Frank Randall / Black Jack Randall, so she sent me a photo, which I tucked away in my notebook next to my Portland unicorn sticker.

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I can’t stop cracking up whenever I see it. It’s like I have a school photo of Black Jack in my Trapper Keeper.😄

Writing from: my study in Portland, Oregon. Listening to: the tumble-dryer.