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Small Movements on a Monday Morning

My cat is determined to lay her head in the crook of my elbow as I try to type. She lays on the desk between my right and left arms and between my body and the keyboard. As she purrs, Kuniko Plays Reich plays and the hum of a bit of computer equipment fills the […]

Filling the Thank Full Second Sunday of February 2015

On this cold (for North Central Florida) morning I give thanks for: The view from my office window. Daddy finally got the large chunk of trunk to tip over all the way to the ground. The grand old dame of an oak tree fell on May Day 2010. The tree trimmers came and cut away […]

Bears and Legos and Queens, Oh My

Bears and Legos and Queens, Oh My. Bears and Legos and Queens, Oh My. Bears and Legos and Queens, Oh My. Bears Last week as I drove to work listening to the news on NPR a very special sponsorship ad came on. I cannot find a audio copy of the ad, otherwise I would post […]

Taking Our Mumps: Why the Those Who Don’t Vacinate are Wrong But So Are the Rest of Us

Lately on FB, seems like every other post is related to the recent DiseaseLand measles outbreak. In between clickbait and status updates, there will be yet another post that validates all of us who believe that imperfect but rigorous science has improved public health more than fear-driven campaigns led by pop stars. One of my […]

Letting Grumbly Grumbles Float in a Phat Vat

One of the tricks that helps me keep on keeping on is letting grumbly grumbles float. This morning, I was easily annoyed by the “slings and arrows” of annoying fortunes. First the kvetch: I woke up tired and headachy, and my back still hurts from a recent flare up of an old muscle injury. I […]

This Girl Can Get Her Sweaty Freak On

A day or so ago the This Girl Can video, part of the This Girl Can UK campaign, popped up on my FB feed. I watched it and enjoyed it. Today, I have watched in four or five times, in part because it has a Missy Elliot song that I love as its soundtrack. The […]

Making the minimum

My body and my mind are tired. One of my health problems is acting up, AND I have a dissatisfied mind. I am grumbly and a bit worried about small and large potatoes. I want to write for longer, to piece together a bit of something that speaks to something, but tonight, that ain’t going […]

Slipping soft and quiet through a soft, quiet, wet day

I am not sure how much I got done today. The day slipped, in the most delightful way, through my fingers. I read the news, scanned some FB, applied for a librarian position, did a semi-significant amount of school work, had a two hour catch up conversation with a friend, read a little, slowly drank […]

Filling the Thank Full: Second Sunday January 2015

Tonight, I give thanks, in no particular order, for: cosy pajamas the word “pajamas” home cooked food good company during tedious errands entertaining escapist television pancakies Country Foodly my cats my spouse access to (fairly) clean air, potable water, electricity, vaccinations, health care my family my friends Tonight, I give thanks for my life, even […]

No feast (of words) this Friday; instead rest.

Tonight will be one of those nights when I only write a sentence or two. I am tired, coughing, sniffling and cold to my core (no central heat in my house). I have one more day of work. And then a couple of days of rest. I am ready for a little rest. Sleep tight, […]