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Wow, a lot has happened in the two weeks since I last posted. First, I went to Arizona to see my dad. It was a nice long weekend. Yes, it was hot, but the air conditioning was working. Thanks to the pandemic, he hadn’t seen any relatives other than his brother in a year and […]

I’ve been paying attention to what I’ve been reading, what I’ve been enjoying, and what I’ve been craving and I’ve noticed something: my reading has changed. Before I go any further, I want to assure you that I am not a genre snob. I do not believe genre, or any genre, is “less than” any […]

Happy (almost) summer! The beginning of this week was incredibly summery. Right now, not so much. In fact, as I type, Pat is out trying to start the grill in the rain. But time moves on. The kids have 2 weeks left of school, which translates to 3 more days in school. I think they […]

I love the library summer reading programs. Some of my fondest childhood memories were trying to make progress on my summer reading so I could get the coupon for an ice cream cone or a roller skating session or something of the like. I still have this very clear vision of the children’s room at […]

I am a podcast addict. I tend to have a podcast going for most of the day. I think it started when Pat was at work, the kids were at school, and it was just Alice and I at home. And, let’s face it, Alice is not the best conversationalist. It started with one or […]

Happy Memorial Day Weekend to those in the US. I hope you not only enjoy this weekend, but also take a moment to remember those who have died to give us the freedoms we enjoy. I am slowly easing into the (almost) post-pandemic world. Yesterday, Pat and I went to the Hillsboro Farmer’s Market for […]

I have said many times that I am not a reading challenge person. In fact, the only one I normally do is the Goodreads challenge, which is nothing more than how many books you read in a year. Well, buckle in folks, because I AM DOING ANOTHER CHALLENGE! Every year, Sue at Book by Book […]

I have to apologize that I wasn’t able to visit everyone’s blogs last week….and I had every intention to do more posting this week, which also didn’t happen. I’ve been whining that I had a very busy week. What did I have? Well, on one day I had 2 appointments and then I met a […]

Notice that my longer than we could ever imagine “Dispatches from the Distancing” series has end. As I said in my last post, I had defined an ending point and, well, it happened. Clearly, we are not out of the woods yet but at least I can stop counting days for my posts! The good […]