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Now

๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป Welcome to my “Now” page! If you have your own website, you should make one, too. I last updated this page on 17 July 2021 from Portland, Oregon, USA.

๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰โฑ FunkyPlaid and I are fully vaccinated and cautiously easing back into our social lives. Recently I went to karaoke with some new friends and had the most fun!

๐Ÿข Our library is open to the public seven days a week again! My workweek is 75% onsite now, which keeps me centered and positive, although I still appreciate a little remote working time for focus.

โœ๐Ÿป I’m editing the second draft of my short story Midnight Oracle, reading a friend’s novel manuscript, and poking away at a new super-secret idea.

๐Ÿงถ Currently on the needles: a drop-stitch scarf with Malabrigo Caprino. I’m practicing my yarn-overs!

๐Ÿ–‹๏ธ Oblation came out with their first ever fountain pen ink, Oblation Olive, and it’s gorgeous! For more pen and ink recommendations, see my Analog page.

๐Ÿงญ After a long slump, FunkyPlaid and I are geocaching again. We’re attempting to hit 250 finds this year.

๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ I’m still (always) studying Spanish with Duolingo.

๐ŸŽฎ I’m still loving the calm, low-stakes nature of Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Recently I started playing Kentucky Route Zero, which is fascinating, but I’m not always in the mood for bleakcore.

๐ŸŽฒ On the game table: Letter Tycoon and The Shipwreck Arcana.

๐ŸŽง Lately I’ve been listening to so much karaoke homework, like Flight of the Conchords, Miley Cyrus, Abigail Barlow, Dolly Parton, Phil Collins, ABBA, Abigail Barlow & Ariza, Avril Lavigne and Backstreet Boys.

๐Ÿ“บ FunkyPlaid and I are watching Ozark, which is a very good and very difficult show.

๐Ÿฅ˜ Cooking hasn’t been very exciting for me lately. When I need a little oomph, I use the meal-kit delivery service Green Chef. Their food is certified gluten-free and their packaging is made from recycled, reusable, and/or compostable materials.

๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธ Essential work-from-home gear: candles from Frostbeard Studio, especially Christmas at the Burrow (cookies, cinnamon, vanilla) and Headmaster’s Office (fireplace, cedarwood, lemon).

๐Ÿ“š And last but never least, I’m still (always) reading. The books I’ve finished reading are on my Reading page. Here’s what I’m reading right now:

The Hidden Palace: A Tale of the Golem and the Jinni
by Helene Wecker

Set Boundaries, Find Peace: A Guide to Reclaiming Yourself
by Nedra Glover Tawwab

Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor
by Layla F. Saad

How to Be an Antiracist
by Ibram X. Kendi

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I acknowledge that I live and work on stolen Cowlitz, Clackamas, Atfalati, and Kalapuya land.
I give respect and reverence to those who came before me.

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