In Which I ♥ My New Year’s Routine

Slovak cover of Graceling ————> So, one of my favorite tasks this time of year is The Changing of the Daily Planner (henceforth, ∆DP). ∆DP involves putting last year’s and this year’s planners side by side; going through last year’s; and writing into this year’s, in ink of significant colors, the things that happen every… Read more »

Randutiae for Moving Day

“[Inspector Parker] awoke, after a long day of arduous and inconclusive labour, to the smell of burnt porridge. Through his bedroom window, hygienically open top and bottom, a raw fog was rolling slowly in, and the sight of a pair of winter pants, flung hastily over a chair the previous night, fretted him with a… Read more »

For Monday, a Quote

“When we were children, we used to think that when we were grown-up we would no longer be vulnerable. But to grow up is to accept vulnerability… To be alive is to be vulnerable.” – Madeleine L’Engle In other news, since everyone was so kind a couple of weeks ago when I was tearing my… Read more »

Sylvestor, Thomas, Pema, and Aunt Marzipan

Meet my old pal, Sylvestor, who is a cat-about-town in Seattle (and has excellent taste in fiction). Here’s something theologian and therapist Thomas Moore says in one of my very favorite books, Care of the Soul: “The Greeks told the story of the minotaur, the bull-headed flesh-eating man who lived in the center of the… Read more »

Some Memes Are Too Fun to Resist

The sun has gone down on the Olympics for me a tiny bit ever since Ian Thorpe retired; how I miss the battles between the Thorpedo and Pieter von den Hoogenband! And MUST they keep showing the President looking like a bored frat boy as he watches the events? Here I am, all gleefully proud… Read more »