I got an email from the president of a club I was previously active in. Hey Maria! I haven’t seen you at our meetings for a while. Just wondered if there’s anything I can help with, or if you plan to return. Hope to hear from you soon! It was such a nice email. I … Continue reading Quitting When it’s Time
I have a lot of questions. Many of these are of the existential what-does-it-all-mean variety that I suspect I'll never have answers to. But, for the purposes of this blog, I generally have two big questions that I'm trying to learn more about: 1) What are the ways that nature can enhance our health and happiness? I think we … Continue reading Two Big Questions on My Mind
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
I bought breakfast cereal the other day, for the first time in ages. Sexy requested it, because his ankle is broken and he wanted some easy meals around the house. I tried a few bites when I was getting him a bowl. It's been two years since I'd had any cereal, and probably closer to three … Continue reading Unconventional Living: Breakfast Salads
Do you want to spend more time in nature? If so, forget the scenic vistas , popular parks, and wild destinations; there's is an enormity of nature in your yard, even if it is the size of a postage stamp. Here's a starter list of ideas for easy ways to get more time outside. Garden … Continue reading Nearest Nature: Spend Time in Your Yard
I recently realized that I've started my third year of blogging. Happy belated b-day, Bloggy! I started the blog in October 2013 as a place to record miscellanous ideas and travels. At that time, I only had a vague sense that I wanted to write, and was not very clear on the reasons why. In retrospect, the best … Continue reading The Blog, Year 3