Since we got home from our Pacific Northwest vacation last month, I’ve basically been busy in a “middle place”. There’s been some pulling books out of the brain writing. Saw this artwork – Allocation of Memory by Malia Landis – in a Eureka, California bookstore. But there’s been more working at the library and house stuff. Did I mention we’ve started the process to downsize from the big house we’ve lived in for 20 years to a smaller one? #emptynestchanges… Read more »

Did you know that if you rub essential peppermint oil on the soft middle of the bottom of your foot that you will eventually taste that peppermint in your mouth? This was news to me. I heard this random tidbit in yoga class, and while I haven’t tried it yet, I keep thinking about that unexpected, surprising minty sensation (and also wondered if they make chocolate peanut butter essential oils).   Surprising cereal and marshmallow coated cones at Emack &… Read more »

    On a trip to Virginia Beach last December, I got up early and watched the sun rise. I still think about how cool it was to sit on the dark beach and watch the sun peek above the horizon. So when the hub and I went to Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge in Virginia Beach last weekend Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge I realized I had the opportunity to see the sunrise at the beach again. So I… Read more »