The now of December 2019

The big news this month is KITTENS. Meet Criminy and Crivens, whom FunkyPlaid and I adopted in mid-November from Cat Adoption Team. These stray tabby brothers were expertly fostered, so it took them no time at all to adjust to their new home with us. At their fourth-month veterinary check-in this month, they had nearlyContinue reading “The now of December 2019”

The grand old Holidailies catch-up.

I’m quite behind with Holidailies this year, so I’m going to catch up with one long post of pieces parts instead of trying to make, uh, eleven separate things. OK with you? Good, let’s go! Every December starts out snail-slogging through the first week and then all of a sudden Christmas is next week waitContinue reading “The grand old Holidailies catch-up.”

I am accidentally reading five books at a time again. A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller Jr. The Bullet Journal Method by Ryder Carroll No Plot? No Problem! by Chris Baty An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon Summerland by Hannu Rajaniemi

In the corner of the bookstore.

I love going to Powell’s, especially for the moment when I’ve found a few books and I curl up in a corner somewhere to pore over my choices, to turn them over in my hands and see how they feel as orbiting objects in my small universe. This time it was a well-loved used copyContinue reading “In the corner of the bookstore.”

This week.

Life That was quite a week, wasn’t it? Someone’s been busy. All I did was go to work, get a haircut, and try not to lose my damned mind over every New York Times app notification. Even my trusty Lamy 2000 fell apart. At least Zen has had a great week. In between “spa treatments” (read: subcutaneousContinue reading “This week.”

This Week

Life Hello from the midst of another Portland ice-pocalypse! FunkyPlaid and I have a fire going in the fireplace and still have power, but the sidewalks and roads are covered with ice. Now that I have somewhat recovered from last year’s Project 365, I thought I’d attempt this weekly review again. To combat the winter doldrums,Continue reading “This Week”

Day 315 of Project 365: Nolite te bastardes carborundorum.

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 fewContinue reading “Day 315 of Project 365: Nolite te bastardes carborundorum.”