I’m Writing a New Book

Hi friends! It's been a while since I've been around here. For lots of reasons like we've been celebrating my birthday, a dear friend's birthday, going on adventures like ice skating in a mountain town and racing go karts. WordPress itself has been annoying lately not letting me add photos to my posts for some …

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Learning to Organize in my 30s

Since I watched several cleaning inspiration videos recently, I purchased tools that I learned about in the vids. I bought some of those Home Edit clear plastic modular organizing systems for different projects that have plagued me for years. Organization is new to me. I didn't even know what organized meant until a couple years …

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Why We Should Ditch the Term “Lame Duck”

Hello friend! As Malcolm, my husband (!!!), and I watched Meet the Press on our weekly Sunday morning date, something occurred to me that I've never noticed before -- which is a huge privilege that I haven't had to think about it. Senator Elizabeth Warren and Chuck Todd discussed the post mid-term "lame duck" session …

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Purslane: the Most Nutrient Dense Edible Weed You’ve Never Heard of

This summer, I've discovered a plant that most consider a weed, called purslane (AKA hogsweed, fatweed, pursley) . And it is magical. Why? It grows in all the US states, Mexico, and in all provinces of Canada -- all over the world, really. It can grow in gardens, in cracks in bricks and sidewalk, and …

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My Last Day of Therapy

I started therapy two weeks before the pandemic changed everything. After that, we had virtual sessions only. Today, I will successfully bring my therapy to an end. My therapist and I talked about the last few sessions a lot in the past six weeks. It feels like someone ripping off my security blanket. I was …

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