It's that time of year again—the time in late December when I get cozy in our warm house, watch the snow fall, and think about the new year. It's also time for my annual summary of the places I've been this year. This is the fourth year in a row that I've summarized my travels, and I … Continue reading Places of 2016
I had a three-day weekend with lots of outside time, but I didn't take any pictures. Doh! After work on Thursday, I did a short outdoor workout. Then, because it was gorgeous outside in the evening and rain was in the forecast for Friday, I spent an hour in the garden. I enjoy gardening in … Continue reading A Three-Day Weekend Full of Outside Time
I slept outside last night. I was all alone. I didn't die, and I only really freaked myself out once. Earlier this year, I decided that I wanted to sleep outside a few nights. I haven't gone camping or backpacking much during the last several years, and I've been missing it a bit. I camped one … Continue reading A Last-Minute Camping Microadventure
My two most recent posts have alluded to a big change in our household: we bought a camp. Until I moved to Michigan's Upper Peninsula, (aka the U.P. and aka the Yoop), I'd never heard of a camp. Eventually, I learned what one was, and eventually after that, Sexy and I talked about potentially having … Continue reading What’s a camp?
Being a librarian must be exciting. At least, that is, it must be kind of exciting for those of us who are a little nosy. I can imagine that it would be fun to see the different books that people check out, and infer—or flat out fabricate—the details of some stranger's life. Call it profiling, … Continue reading Weekend Reading
I've been making a point to go barefoot this summer. When I was young, I was always barefoot. It was that or shoes. I don't remember ever having sandals or flip flops as a kid. Perhaps I had a pair of jelly shoes for summer (it was the early '90s after all), but otherwise I only … Continue reading Going Barefoot