Not Fun

I am already on the road when it occurs to me that it’s much darker this morning. No soft rise of color, no pale sliver of moon. Darkness, seemingly out of place at this time of year.

The distant cloud backlit by lightning is a clue, but at the moment I only think of the beauty, not the warning. Read more of this post

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Looking forward

I am looking forward… Read more of this post

I not learn so goodly

I recently added Greek to my Duolingo learning modules.

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Small victories

I hit my step goal yesterday, which shouldn’t be a victory (sigh) but was.

And today I hit this little milestone: 365 consecutive days of Spanish on Duolingo. Read more of this post

What I Hear

I am a relatively new podcast listener. I went walking with my sister on vacation last year, and between sweltering humid melting through beachside South Carolina sidestreets, we learned (among other things) how soda works from a podcast she listens to.

It was probably several weeks after that, I actually started listening on my own. Read more of this post

Hues of Thursday morning

It’s already early morning when I step out. Obviously, 5:30am is morning. But at some times of the year I step out and 5:30 is darkness and stars; it’s night in feel. This morning as I step out, the sky is the starless deep blue of predawn.

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Observations under the influence

I’m listening to tunes and watching the dark gather and I can’t quite feel my tongue. Wine. It doesn’t take much, but I’ve had enough. Read more of this post

Feb1: Sunrise @ the office

Good morning and welcome to February 2018.

Light and ice

The cold is brutal. It started as I returned from Iceland, and has been roughly at that level since.

As if I brought it home with me. The souvenir I didn’t want. Read more of this post

Day 4: Waiting

Technically I can sleep in — check out is noon, my airport pickup is 1:30pm. And I was up so late (and I’ve been so obviously sleep-hungry) that you’d think a sleep-in would be just the thing. Read more of this post