Wear a Mask

My 25th birthday. My then-husband’s wrists started curling in on a birthday trip to Wine Country. Said he had pain in them as if “he’d been working in the yard”. Since we’d just purchased our first house and had been digging in the backyard, it didn’t seem out of the ordinary. We came home a... Continue Reading →


America isn't easy. America is advanced citizenship. You've gotta want it bad, 'cause it's gonna put up a fight. It's gonna say, "You want free speech? Let's see you acknowledge a man whose words make your blood boil, who's standing center stage and advocating at the top of his lungs that which you would spend... Continue Reading →


Man, am I tired of this word. Every five seconds. I'm living in unprecedented times. These are unprecedented markets. These are unprecedented situations. Holy hell people, yeah, we get it. We ain't been 'ere before. I turn on the TV and there's a morose yet soothing voice saying someone's company somewhere is "here for me".... Continue Reading →

Window Shopping

I recently went online and went quarantine window shopping. Despite me on the road to live and thus, deal, with less - less appointments, less people, less stuff. I realize that even I am human, and window shopping is fun. Now that we're slowing starting to step out, of course buying more than the essentials... Continue Reading →

Good bye Dear Friend

Ralph Thomas, furry partner and fellow adventurer, died peacefully this afternoon after a long and beautiful life with his family. He was nearly 11 years old. He started out the size of a potato, plucked from a breeder’s litter at 8 weeks, deemed “unfit for sale” because his brain literally was too big for his... Continue Reading →

Stepping Out

Tomorrow I step outside. 100 days of being in my house. I don’t mean, “I went to the grocery store near my house”…I don’t even mean I checked the mail. I literally mean, right here, inside my house. Been here the whole time. I did it largely for our family, and because it seemed pertinent... Continue Reading →

Prayers for Change

Today our governor is going to talk about the next phase of opening up. I am praying as I have been worried about the next stage of school. As a mother, you want your family to be safe and sound. But when you're married to an educator, school change may mean a new financial situation.... Continue Reading →

Cooking Quarantine Style

So the cooking during this crazy continues. We're super blessed to still be thriving and surviving from within the four walls - our state is opening up and there are many going out, but we have made the decision to continue to stay home. Additionally, aligned with the fact that we realize how little we... Continue Reading →

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