Chronological Posts

Bookends: March 2021

You might have noticed that it’s halfway through April and I’m just now putting up the March Bookends post. I’m not sure what’s up with me lately, but I am very much stuck in neutral with writing, including blogging, journaling, and postal correspondence. I was trying to fight through it, but I think for this … Continue reading Bookends: March 2021

Bookends: February 2021

Going by my middle name is getting a rocky start. I decided to ease my way in by introducing myself by my middle name to people who don’t already know me and letting people who already know me as “Charity” keep calling me that. First challenge: Remembering to introduce myself by my middle name. I … Continue reading Bookends: February 2021

A Rose by Any Other Name

People have opinions about my name. I’ve known this from the time I was a little kid. Grown-ups would say, “What a beautiful name!” and I would say, “Thank you,” even though I had nothing to do with it. I was grateful I wasn’t one of the many Ryans and Jennifers and Michelles populating my … Continue reading A Rose by Any Other Name

Bookends: January 2021

January brought us cats. That makes it sound like I had a lot less responsibility for this turn of events than I did. I’ll rephrase: After months of looking at the humane society adoptable pets listings, we finally made the leap and adopted two adult cats. Here they are: Their names are Camille and Silo, … Continue reading Bookends: January 2021

2020: My Year in Books

At the beginning of 2020, I set my Goodreads challenge goal at 52 books, just over half as many books as I read in 2019. I hypothesized that the book-a-week pace would allow me the time to ponder and reflect rather than binge and forget. I envisioned sitting with a notebook and a pen at … Continue reading 2020: My Year in Books

Bookends: December 2020

December brought my pandemic birthday, pandemic Christmas, pandemic New Year’s Eve, and the rain I’ve so anxiously been hoping for. I couldn’t stand rain when I lived in Ohio. A news show out of Cleveland in the late 1990s said that northeast Ohio got only 65 days of sun a year. A quick internet search … Continue reading Bookends: December 2020


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About Charity

Former editor, clinical research coordinator, yoga teacher, and doula, current home educator and avid reader. Imperfect Happiness has been many things over the years, but at the moment, it’s primarily where I share my thoughts on books and life in general, with a couple of recipes thrown in.

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