In early August of 2022, a family member reached the end of treatments, entered hospice at home, and we lost her in less than a week. Our caregiving responsibilities did not end; it’s been a whirlwind of care. I hope to restart writing something new here; I expect to start with pretty pictures and haiku. You can follow periodic updates about what I’m making (mostly with yarn) at Penny’s Notebook. Cancer sucks. Thank you. /penny 06 January 2023

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Hi. I’m Penny and have written here since 2003.

Each week (nearly) I write about something — books I’ve read, thoughts on something I’ve made or cooked, share the status of my garden, or (more often than not) a photo of a cat.

The photo is of PG, who once traveled extensively with me.

You can find more about me on my personal site,