Way back in March, I wrote up my gardening goals for 2018. Now it's six months later, and I'm long overdue for an update on how the season has shaped up. 1. Grow More of Our Own Food Even though I put the most time and effort into my vegetable garden compared to my other … Continue reading My Gardening Goals for 2018: End of Summer Update
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 haven't had too much time to write the past few weeks, so this is just a quick post to hit some highlights of my travel last week. I flew to Burlington, VT, for work and then traveled with a few colleagues to a meeting at a rustic location extreme northeast corner of New Hampshire. I … Continue reading Last Week’s Travels: Northern New Hampshire
My birthday is really close to the 4th of July and we often go on vacation that week. This year our vacation plans changed with our big trip coming later in the summer, which meant that I suddenly had no plans for my birthday and opening up the prospect that I would just go to work … Continue reading My 100-Mile Birthday Bike Tour
This spring a pair of robins made its nest on our porch, up in the rafters not far from our front door. We've had robins try start making nests on our porch in past years, but they seem to not like the location and never finish the nest. This year, the robins finished the nest and tended it. I … Continue reading Baby Robins Flew the Nest!
All of my first cars were stick shifts. I remember how sometimes I would be slowing down and have to shift into a lower gear, I'd do it too soon; the engine would rev and the car would jerk a little bit before the car slowed down to the right speed. That's what life has … Continue reading Suddenly Slow
Since my list of spring goals worked out pretty well, I figure that I should do it again for summer. In the spring I focused on getting outside and building strength after a long winter. In truth, I don't think I want to do much different this summer. I want to focus on playing outside, … Continue reading A Handful of Goals for Summer