Day 315 of Project 365: Nolite te bastardes carborundorum.

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I’m thankful that this is a shorter workweek. It has been a difficult one to be in public service. And then Leonard Cohen died. What a year 2016 has been, and it’s not even over.

I read Margaret Atwood’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” for the first time about twenty years ago and I re-read it every few years. It may seem like an odd choice for a “comfort read” considering how bleak the story is. But it’s got this quote, which I appreciated today.

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Writing from: my study in Portland, Oregon. Listening to: the kettle on the boil.

Day 288 of Project 365: Storm weekend reading list.

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I love it when my library requests come in on a Friday, especially this Friday with the threat of power outages looming. No power necessary for these babies!

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So far, I only got stuck in a little bit of storm, walking home from my bus stop. I was surprised by how much some of the streets in my neighborhood have already flooded. But I have enough food and supplies to last me through the weekend so don’t worry about me!

Writing from: my study in stormy Portland, Oregon. Listening to: rain, rain, rain.

Day 286 of Project 365: Bedtime cuppa.

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I worked the late shift tonight, so I drove FunkyPlaid’s swank car to and fro, which cut my commute time by two-thirds plus I got to belt out ’80s tunes. Not bad at all.

I’m savoring a bedtime cuppa while perusing a few different ebooks that I had requested that are all available at once. I downloaded but never got into Erin Morgenstern’s “The Night Circus” so I’ll switch to M.L. Stedman’s “The Light Between Oceans” for now. And then I wanted to re-read Octavia Butler’s “Kindred” and there’s the new essay collection by Mary Oliver, “Upstream” … ah, books.

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Writing from: my study in Portland, Oregon. Listening to: “Mirror Lake” by Angus MacRae.