When our daughter is at her evening swim practice, I drop her off then drive over to a nearby trail, the Huckleberry, where I pop my headphones on and either go for a run or a walk. It used to be that I could go for an hour walk, then drive over to the aquatic … Continue reading Last Huckleberry walk before the time change
A hurricane blew through yesterday, or the remnants of one. Zeta. So many named storms this year we’re into the Greek alphabet as well. It rained all night and all morning. In the afternoon the rain stopped and the wind blew. Not too bad — maybe 20-30 miles per hour for a couple of hours … Continue reading Moonlight walk
Do you know what you want most, deep down in your truest self? Something you’ve desired all of your life, that’s part of who you are as a person? I don’t. When I see encouragement to Follow your dreams!, Align your actions with your values!, or to Honor your true desire! rather than staying safe … Continue reading What is your deepest desire?
My lunchtime reading this week has been excellent. Monday I devoured Little Fires Everywhere. SO GOOD. Today, I’m revisiting The Weird Sisters, the book my blog’s name came from, and a book I reread every few years because it’s just so fun. The problem with lunchtime reading, though, is that it makes it hard to … Continue reading Lunchtime reading
I can’t believe that in more than 35 years of journaling with pen and ink, I never used a fountain pen. For 35 years, I wrote without experiencing the fluid feel of wet ink on quality paper. I did not know the joy of the tactile differences among nibs, barrels, inks, and paper. My husband … Continue reading Pens, paper, and ink
Is the pandemic one of those world events where we’ll all remember exactly where we were when we realized, holy crap, shit’s getting real? For me, the reality sank in in phases, but when it really became real was on March 12, as I sat in the bleachers at a swim meet that all the … Continue reading Holding back tears at the pool