Tag: personal

  • Where’s My Summer?

    Today I was scrolling through Goodreads and got hit by a funny feeling of nostalgia. Seeing other people had finished books one after the other, I felt both inspired and a bit saddened. These past few months have been weird on several fronts, with so many changes in my personal life, good and bad. I […]

  • 4th of July

    I’m always amazed and grateful for this blog’s wide, international audience. While most of my readers are from the United States and the UK, I also have a fair number of readers from continental Europe, Australia, India, as well as other continents and countries in smaller numbers. Today is Independence Day in the United States. […]

  • Memorial Day Musings (stream of consciousness)

    When I was younger, Memorial Day was often a gray-green, sleepy day—a little chilly. It was not a holiday we “celebrated,” at least not with cookouts or get-togethers. With some rhododendrons or other flowers from our garden, we’d drive up to the distant cemetery where my great-grandparents were buried under a range of shady trees. […]

  • Lately, April