Bookends: April 2020

Over the course of this first full month of California’s stay-at-home order, I’ve grown accustomed to rolling with whatever emotions come up for me each day. Not that I’m adept at it, but at least I expect it. Some days it’s just the constant low-level anxiety about food supply chains and asymptomatic transmission and armedContinue reading “Bookends: April 2020”

TBR List Declutter, Issue 41

Tangent: The Best Defense My cat, Owen, turned eighteen this past February. He’s starting to look like a bit bony and a little scruffy, he sleeps even more than he used to, and sometimes I’m sure either his eyesight or his reasoning power aren’t what they once were. But he also plays enthusiastically with theContinue reading “TBR List Declutter, Issue 41”

Dewey’s April 2017 Readathon Wrap-Up

Here I am, another readathon in the books. So to speak. I ended up reading from 8am Saturday until about noon on Sunday, with a 7-hour break to sleep and do some yoga. After I’d stayed up an hour past my bedtime, I considered going the distance, but my cat was too exhausted to continue. DuringContinue reading “Dewey’s April 2017 Readathon Wrap-Up”

An Open Letter to My Cats

Dear Maurice and Owen, I trust this letter finds you well. I know that the recent move has been a bit of an adjustment, but you seem to be growing accustomed to your new surroundings. I’ve noticed that you, in fact, quite enjoy watching the neighborhood wildlife from the screened porch. I’m happy that’s workedContinue reading “An Open Letter to My Cats”