I think I may be a lost cause. My day job is with Automattic, the company behind the WordPress.com software that I and millions of others use for blogging. I am doing a great job at not working while I’m on vacation: I turned off Slack and email notifications on my phone, ensuring I don’t … Continue reading I’m on vacation, so I started a new blog: Andrea Sails
Well, not in real life: I’ve arrived in the New England state on my reading journey of the United States. I finished reading Louisiana, and now I get to move on to Maine — in winter! We lived in Maine one winter and I loved it: snow piled to the eaves, icicles dripping nearly to the ground. … Continue reading I’ve arrived in Maine!
I wouldn’t say I care that much about domain names (website addresses), but I’m pretty excited about this one. I have a .blog! My address is now andreabadgley.blog. Squeee! It’s so much more fun than a .com. Continue reading I got a .blog!
Photo courtesy of condesign on Pixabay. One of my favorite memories from our lives in Florida is from when the kids were small — our daughter was maybe 3 years-old and our son 5 — and we went strawberry picking. The berries glistened like red candy against emerald leaves in row upon row of raised … Continue reading Strawberries
Photo credit fancycrave1 on Pixabay Sugar. Rain. Salt. Syrup. Love. Liquid from a pitcher, tea from leaves steeped in the sun, sweet with sugar melted in warmth. Dribble, splash. Soak-water dumped from the batter bowl. Thick amber tilted from a honey pot, viscous, gleaming like liquid gems. A heart into ink. That’s what I did … Continue reading Pour
When we lived in Naples, Florida, I was astonished by the wealth. Naples is a small town on the west coast of southern Florida, and we moved there for my husband’s job at the Rookery Bay estuarine reserve. We bought a modest house — our first home! — across the street from a gated community … Continue reading Shuttered windows