Stylin' with Masks

Halloween is still months away, but like most people, I’ve accumulated an assortment of masks as part of my COVID-19 prevention repertoire.

As it turns out, the one I figured I would probably never wear is the one I’ve had the most fun with! Seen at left, it was sewn by a neighbor in Seattle.

April: What's Blooming in the Office?

It's easy to get mired in a coronavirus funk these days, but it's finally getting to be Spring and one of the bright spots for me this month is seeing so many of my plants in bloom, both indoors and out.

The two Phalaenopsis orchids shown here are special treats, and not because they're award-winners or rare subspecies. Rather, they were both given to me by neighbors. 

The Joys of Keeping a Journal

I’ve journaled off and on throughout my life and the last few years, I’ve been in the ‘on’ mode.

There are plenty of cool journals set up so that you don’t even have to write much. I like the size and feel of My One Line a Day, published by Chronicle Books. It’s supposed to last three years, but for me, a single page is the perfect size for daily use.

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