Feb. 2022: I Made a Lotta Dough


In my constant quest to keep learning, I just finished a community college course – my first time on a college campus since I taught journalism as an adjunct in the 1980s.

“Basic Baking Techniques” is what I thought I signed up for – but certainly not how I would describe what I learned.

Holiday Greeting Guilt

I appreciate everyone who sent Christmas cards to me in the past month – and all I can do is apologize. I still haven’t written, addressed or mailed a single holiday greeting.

It’s a ritual I usually cherish, but this season has upended life and tradition for several reasons.

What’s In a Name…or a Pronoun?

 I was washing the windows of our Seattle duplex when Tillie, the little girl upstairs, came down to say hello.

The previous day, the two of us had been busy building “nests for squirrels” – Tillie’s idea was to pile up leaves and load them with bread crumbs and a couple of pistachio nuts, then check daily to see if the local squirrels had eaten the bounty we’d offered them.

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