The surreal thing about my trip to Texas is: the moment I came back I had to cancel all work meetings due to safety precautions regarding COVID-19. I am happy to do my part to stop the spread and protect vulnerable groups from infection. It seems like a different world already, when I remember the… Continue reading Remembering Austin, TX from a Social Distance
I ate this every morning: A conference I didn't make this time: Ate a lot of donuts, saw some great art! Like this: Loved this piece: "Girl Who Walks in the Sun" by Oreland C. Joe, Sr. Pearl District Neighborhood: very cool. Also: Blue Star neighborhood. Nice.
I am revitalized by the smell of damp earth, especially after enduring winter. Blooms and green shoots bring me back to life. I desperately needed to attend the Philadelphia Flower Show at the end of February. It was like medicine: Oh, and a shout-out to these ladies for keeping me alive at work. Work is… Continue reading Spring Break
I truly enjoyed not being student in 2019, perhaps more than I can put into words. I read a ton of Sci-Fi and Fantasy. Also literary nonfiction. And, uh, literary nonfiction. I love everything and I love being done with school!This year I delved back into the Classics--some rereads and some for the first time.… Continue reading What I Read in 2019
... In one week! Cape May, NJ: Albany, NY for a gorgeous wedding. Congratulations Caitlin & Brian!
I feel lucky to live where I do, and try to take advantage of as much going on in my community as I can. The Collingwood Book Festival is INCREDIBLE, get to it every year if you can. A group in my neighborhood called Booze & Haiku meets to write suburban angst haiku! The Rosenbach… Continue reading Literary/Community
I feel like my friendships are particularly strong and healthy right now, and this fills me with gratitude. I am also loving active time together, exploring outside. Here are a few different day trips I can recommend: Sunrise Mountain, Branchville NJ: Finns Point Lighthouse, Supwana Meadows and Auburn Road Winery. (Represent Salem County, NJ!) More… Continue reading Daytrips and Adventures