The writing prompt I pulled this morning was, “What if you focused on having fun?” This question raised lots of weird and unexpected thoughts for me: If I try to force fun, it doesn’t happen. Fun requires other people. I’d rather do something quiet, like read. And I wondered, am I a fun-hater? I don’t … Continue reading What is fun?
When I got my first e-reader several years ago, I knew Project Gutenberg existed. I knew that if an author had died over 100 years ago, their works were in the public domain, and that Project Gutenberg made thousands of books available for free. But I didn’t really get it. I did most of my … Continue reading Project Gutenberg: a library of free classics at my fingertips
Wind buffets the house. A neighbor leans into the blast as she walks up the sidewalk with her arms wrapped around herself for warmth. I didn’t think it was that cold out, but she wears a white puffy coat with the hood up. This morning my husband and I sat in the living room with … Continue reading Blustery day
I want to learn to read the clouds. I want to know the names of all of them and what weather they portend. Until I get a book, I’ll just share some photos and information I find online. I saw these clouds on Tuesday, ahead of two days of flooding rain. I believe they’re stratocumulus … Continue reading November clouds
I’m kind of a mess. I skipped my morning workout. It has rained for two days straight, and the sun is supposed to come out today. I’m going to run when the sun comes up and the air warms outside. I’ve got to get out of the house and into sunlight. Winter is going to … Continue reading Gotta get down to one book
We’ve put the sailboat away for the year. Since we can no longer get out on the water, we decided to find a new place to walk instead. We drove south for about an hour to get on a rail-trail along the river in New River State Park. The day was gorgeous and warm, with … Continue reading Sunday walk on the New River Trail