Thanksgiving 2016

On This Thanksgiving, I am grateful for:    My health, for without that, nothing is enjoyable The fact that our house and trees have not burnt down in a wildfire (but my heart hurts for those that have) The fact that even in this drought...

Am I A Dinosaur?

  I’ve been contemplating this adjective for a while. Merriam-Webster defines a dinosaur as, “(2) someone or something that is no longer useful or current : an obsolete or out-of-date person or thing”. I feel out-of-date...

The 3-Month Project

I love our deck. It’s 50′ x 10′ (spans the length of the house) and looks out on woods … and the garden, if you look down. Now that I’ve figured out how to not be bug lunch, I am thoroughly enjoying the evenings out...

Bug Spray

Eureka! For years (my entire life, actually) I have been bug lunch. I tried everything – even the icky commercial repellents didn’t work. I’ve always known I have a weird physiology but to not have a single one work? I had...