En route to the bus, I snapped a quick photo of some of our lovely autumn foliage. Writing from: my study in Portland, Oregon. Listening to: "The Wind" by Doe Paoro (feat. Adam Rhodes). https://open.spotify.com/track/5yHovMCC2QiZJYfk1C0BGl  

Today's photo is a bit abstract, since I wasn't willing to risk dunking my phone (or my whole self) in the creek to get a closer snap. My commute isn't all urban; I am treated to texturally delectable sights like this one every day. I have to remember that when I'm feeling cranky about all... Continue Reading →

I am so grateful to Past-Cygnoir for taking a photo early this morning so Present-Cygnoir didn't have to scramble blearily around the house for a last-minute snap. Writing from: my study in Portland, Oregon. Listening to: "Whipped Cream Rag" by Fred van Eps.

Nope, not even that. FunkyPlaid and I finished watching the first season of "Stranger Things" tonight. My feelings are mixed: I reveled in the abject '80s nostalgia that is the series' trademark, but not even the most adorable kids ever could make up for the inconsistent writing. But let's get back to those ridiculously cute kids. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbqiN9hHyJo Writing from:... Continue Reading →

My favorite podcast, which I know I have mentioned here before, is Judge John Hodgman. In September 7th's episode "Mommy Nearest", Judge Hodgman shared this aphorism: "Welcome to how it goes." He explains that saying it reminds him that "there's no use complaining or being frustrated with a problem -- you've just got to decide how to proceed,... Continue Reading →

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