My husband and I learned last week that Dick Harbin passed away from COVID-19. There’s so much to say about a person, even one you know briefly. So many small details that speak to them and their character and of the moment in which you knew them. But here’s what I have to say and what I want to remember.Continue reading “In Memory of Dick Harbin”
The day begins a little differently. It’s still the early days of COVID-19. As my job and my routines are upended, I wonder, how did we get here?Continue reading “Diary in the Time of COVID-19”
I don’t know if you’ve heard, but there’s this thing called COVID-19 in town. At least, it’s in my town. If it hasn’t reached you yet, it probably will.Continue reading “When COVID-19 Comes to Town”
Recently, I posted a few pieces of poetry to Scribophile for critique and feedback. One of my pieces was particularly well received. A critique called it effortless and said that it “came much more naturally from your heart.” Wow, what a compliment!
I just wish it were true.Continue reading “Why Effortlessness is an Illusion in Art”
Sometimes it seems like there are so many issues in the world, and there’s not enough time or enough me to devote myself to all of them. But one issue that sticks like a craw in my throat, that makes me particularly worked up is that of the environment and the climate crisis.Continue reading “Why Time and Money Are the Rule for Green Travel”
This week, just a collection of things I’ve enjoyed or made me think or that I just want to share. I’d like to make this a repeat thing, especially for those weeks when I’m not able to write a full blog post. But also, who doesn’t appreciate a good recommendation?
In this edition: 3 poems, 2 nonfiction essay, 1 song and 1 word.Continue reading “You Should See This: #1”
This review is spoiler-free.
I finished Gone Girl over the course of a weekend–one of my quicker reads. This is because I could barely put it down. While brushing my teeth: Reading. While eating a meal: Reading. In tiny chunks at my desk at work: Reading.Continue reading “Book Review: Gone Girl”
I’ve finally gotten to a place with cooking where it’s become fun.
This is kind of amazing, considering that a little over ten years ago I told my husband, “I could take or leave eating.” A sentiment that I didn’t mean in a disordered way; it was just that food was food and I put it in my body to get on with my day.Continue reading “When It Takes Ten Years to Enjoy Cooking”
As the year draws to a close, it’s worth reviewing the books that left the greatest impression on me. I read 40 books this year, blowing away my goal of 25. I made an effort to include new books, rather than rereads and it really paid off. While there was a lot of blah or just mediocre, it was worth it for finding these 5 jewels, which I’m happy to share with you today.Continue reading “My 5 Favorite Books of 2019”