• Thoughts on my May 2022 Reading

    piles of books with a colorful assortment of covers. Mix of hard and soft cover.

    I have no idea what to write for these intros. Does anyone read this part? I assume you want to get straight to my thoughts about the books I read last month. Some interesting (to me) stats are that the average page count was 334 and the total for the month was 5,679. This month… Read more …

  • a moment of peony

    white peony bud about to burst into bloom

    Early this morning I attempted to photograph their beauty with my cell phone. Please read this February 2016 poem by Brian Bilston (on twitter), America is a Gun. Then take action. Read more …

  • lights, camera, nap.

    tuxedo cat napping on a crochet blankjet, one front paw is draped over the cats eyes.

    Dot wishes the lights in my studio were part of our home automation system. That way, I’d be able to shut them off from my couch, far from the switch near the door. She slept with her paw covering her eyes for a while before shifting to a different position. It’s her favourite, curled up… Read more …

  • Peony Watch 2022

    A peony blossom with droplets of water clinging to it.

    And so it begins. I’ve been watching since the stalks first emerged weeks ago. The growth over recent weeks is amazing. This second photo was taken the last week of April. Read more …

  • Thoughts on my April 2022 Reading

    piles of books with a colorful assortment of covers. Mix of hard and soft cover.

    It was a weird month … but doesn’t every month feel weird these days? I completed 17 titles, many of which were under 250 pages. There’s a lot of continued and new Life and Stuff going on within both my immediate circle and the greater beyond. I’m thankful for my public library systems – they… Read more …