Photo Friday

Last week, Malcolm and I took a road trip to Ouray with his mother. We traveled on the Million Dollar Highway, which with inflation, should be the Trillion Dollar Highway. The aspens burned yellow, ochre, deep red against the surrounding evergreens. I highly recommend a jaunt down the highway in mid-September which is the peak …

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Propagating Airplane Plants

A few years ago, I rescued two small, half-dead airplane plants from my work. Now we have several healthy airplane plants that I propagated because it’s so damn easy. Also called spider plants, these are hardy guys that tolerate a little neglect but really flourish with just a bit of attention. Here’s what I’ve learned …

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Book Report: Drive your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead

A few months ago, my book club chose this book, and I'm glad we did. I don't think I would have read it otherwise. First off, let me say that this book is not as dark as the title makes it seem. It's actually a lovely narrative whose plot line follows a whodunit mystery. It …

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My Experience with My Second ASL Class

Last year around this time, I took my first American Sign Language (ASL) class. I figured I could use some learning to connect with others and the study of another culture to distract me from my constant, excruciating pain. It reminded me how much I love the traditional learning environment. Participating in the class made …

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The American Dirt Controversy

I heard an NPR segment today regarding the book written by Jeanine Cummins, American Dirt, and the unintended consequences of writing from a different cultural perspective than one's own . The author stated that she envisioned writing a tale of a migrant's journey to America. She stated that she too was worried that she has …

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Daily Delights: Interweb Finds

Bought this print but I can't decide if I want it in my house or my office. Probably office so I can look at it 40 hours a week. It's a download, so be prepared to print.I'm thinking about buying this sunshine wood round on Etsy. I almost can't resist.Just purchased this adorable retro inspired …

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Daily Delight: The New App that I Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop Using

I really do not like grocery shopping. At the risk of sounding melodramatic, it's the bane of my existence as a human. The crowded aisles, the crying children, and the long lines can become so daunting that I'll forgo the market for too long and end up ordering out quite a few times a week …

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