I start this post sitting on the sofa just before 8am. It's wet out but no longer dark. A reminder: If we were on DST all year around, it would be dark here until almost 9am. Apparently golf courses would make a bundle from after-work greens fees and candy companies are certain that a longer … Continue reading GO FOR WALK?
Attention is the beginning of devotion.—Mary Oliver Our son Alan and his daughter E.V. wearing the sweater I knit her for Christmas. I had to think hard about what happened in 2021. It was not a terrible year, not even a bad one. "Inconvenient", as a friend suggested in 2020, a year that felt much … Continue reading PLANNING ATTENTION
I have a photographic negative showing my grandmother, Fay Fletcher Jackson (before she married Gordon Keays Smith), standing on a Mount Hood glacier that mostly isn't there anymore. This would be in the early years of the 20th century. She carries a small backpack because she is a very small person and wears heavy boots, … Continue reading STILL, SHE CLIMBED
I was reading an article from The Guardian on how to deal with Christmas get-together challenges. The author led with "the turkey doesn't fit in the oven." [I love that turkey is the English Christmas dinner centerpiece, even though what they serve is a "New World" food, not actually indigenous to Europe. So are tomatoes, … Continue reading UNANNOUNCED VEGAN
The sky was beautifully pink yesterday morning and after a mile of walking, I ran an unofficial 5k on sand without wetting my feet. I was out of breath but not breathless at the end of my run. I felt light-headed and bent over for a couple breaths. It is not the first time I … Continue reading GOOD INTENTIONS
Full moon over the ocean. I assumed that a year was precisely 52 weeks, but had never done the math. That is odd for a lot of reasons, mostly because I was always good at arithmetic and algebra and geometry etc. I worked figures in my head back when I was running regularly in my … Continue reading 52 WEEKS + 2 DAYS
We walked the full length of our shore.
It starts out simply enough, 3.14, but like teaching it goes on and on with no end in sight.
Food for thought.
A series of unfortunate events.