Day 233 of Project 365: Yachats.


We escaped the oppressive heat in Portland for a brief coastal sojourn with friends in Florence, Oregon. On the way we stopped in Yachats for lunch. The day was sunny and a veil of mist draped over the coast. It was at least 30 degrees cooler than what we had left behind.

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Writing from: my study. Listening to: “Music for Pieces of Wood” by Steve Reich, Smoke and Mirrors Percussion Ensemble.

Day 232 of Project 365: World Photo Day.


Happy World Photo Day! I’m celebrating by noodling around a bit with dried hydrangea flowers and Hipstamatic. There are so many cool photo apps out there now, but Hipstamatic is still one of my favorites.

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Writing from: my sweltering study. Listening to: “The Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins. I’m not sold on this audiobook thing, but I’m trying.

Day 231 of Project 365: Notebook time.


Every Thursday, I share a productivity tip with my work team. Today I shared the Bullet Journal system in honor of its third birthday. And I had Goulet Pens‘ refills for my own Bullet Journal waiting for me when I got home tonight. Time to play with my notebook!

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Writing from: my sticky study. Listening to: the crickets just outside.

Day 230 of Project 365: Unprepared.


We’re due for a serious heatwave:

… Excessive heat warning in effect from 2 PM Thursday to 9 PM PDT Saturday for southwest Washington and northwest Oregon from the Coast Range to the Cascade foothills… including the Portland Metro area and the western Columbia River gorge…

I did laundry tonight so that my meager selection of summer clothing is ready to go but I still feel unprepared.

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Writing from: my cooled-off study. For now. Listening to: the “Outlander” theme in my head.

Day 229 of Project 365: Birdbath heaven.


I know where the broken-hearted and unloved birdbaths go. They congregate in one spot in Portland, Oregon.

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The photo does not capture the sheer number of birdbaths. There are more around the corner and up the block too.

Writing from: my study, which contains zero birdbaths. Listening to: the overworked laptop fan.