Month: March 2018

Woman reading in hammock

Currently Reading

If you were stranded on a desert island and could only bring one book, which would you choose? Could you winnow it down to one? I couldn’t. I’d cheat. My book would be an e-reader with a power source and Wi-Fi connection. Technically it is one book-sized item, and I’d be guaranteed to have my …

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Tulip field

Happy Spring!

My mood lifts with each additional minute of sunlight. Birds build nests on budding tree branches. Crocus, daffodils, and tulips, each in turn, reveal their spring colors. The cherry trees suddenly explode into blossom covered beauties. If you live in Seattle, it’s time to put down the hot chocolate and throw off the warm blanket. …

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The Dreaded Question

I know I will be asked. It’s inevitable. I hear it from new neighbors, at medical offices, or at spouse-friendly work events. A new acquaintance smiles and casually says, “What do you do?” I’ve never nailed down a satisfactory answer. My choice of career, or more accurately the lack thereof, doesn’t encourage conversation. Don’t get …

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