“Just for Laughs” in Vancouver, BC. Feb 2020. (Last time I used my passport)

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Continuing to slowly update and post all the unblogged trips since personal tragedy followed by global pandemic halted my participation in this silly travel blog project. But I’m back, baby! Slowly. But back, nonetheless! The “How Did This Get Made” podcast was going on tour near me, so I got tickets to see them in Keep reading

Overnight in Wheeler, Oregon. November 2019

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Browse archives for May 31, 2022
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Another skipped travel post! Which means this is, once again, out of order. Which was kind of the “last straw” that contributed to my stopping these posts end of 2019. (When I’d realized I’d skipped a Sept 2019 trip, and wasn’t sure how I wanted to handle things being messed up, amidst personal tragedy and Keep reading

My Chemical Romance concert in Los Angeles. Dec 2019

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Browse archives for May 29, 2022
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And so, this is me, trying to get back into rambling about my trips. The thing is, when you have a task that is ignored, it doesn’t just disappear. It only compounds and grows. And I’ve thought lots about how I wanted to address things here: stop blogging entirely, as I kind of viewed my Keep reading

Favorite books read in 2021

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Browse archives for February 8, 2022
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Another year of pandemic, another year of over 100 books read. Narrowed it down to my favorites, plus some honorable mentions. Please enjoy! “Gideon the Ninth” by Tamsyn Muir Gideon has to be my FAVORITE narrator of this year, for sure! She has such a fantastically dry and hilarious and understandably grumpy demeanor, that reading Keep reading

Weekend at Suncadia: Excape to the Cascade Mountains. Sept 2019

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The trip blog post that was skipped. Coming to grips with things being out of order. Baby steps of returning to life patterns from “The Before Times” and creating new patterns and behaviors. As Covid19 vaccination rates increase, as June in Seattle gives us so many hours of glorious daylight, as we’re slowly feeling hopeful, Keep reading

Favorite Books Read in 2020

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Browse archives for February 10, 2021
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Holy crap! I’ve been using reading (especially gripping, escapist fiction) as a mental escape, self-care, and coping strategy the last few years, and that really ramped up in covid-19 stay-at-home pandemic times. I knew having 9 months of evenings at home (unusual for me) had increased my number of books read, but it wasn’t until Keep reading

Favorite Books Read in 2019

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This year featured a lot more escapist fiction as personal and national and international news was rough! That said, I still read some really amazing “Literature” novels, and some of the more escapist fiction was fantastic as well. My record keeping was more sporadic. I logged about 70 books this year, but a lot of Keep reading

Favorite Books in 2018

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Browse archives for January 31, 2021
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Over 80 books this year, and most have been satisfying (helped along as I’ve been using escapist fiction as “self care,” an effective way to distract my brain. That means lots of fantasy, sci fi & authors I know I already love or continuing series, etc). It was also a year in which I discovered Keep reading

Favorite Books Read in 2017

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Browse archives for January 28, 2021
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This was a year in which I re-read some treasured books of yesteryear, along with reading new stuff. I haven’t done much re-reading in the last 10 years, mostly because I can be overwhelmed by the vast amount of amazing books waiting to be read. But it was such a joy to return to beloved Keep reading

Favorite Books Read in 2016

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Browse archives for January 26, 2021
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This was a really great year, finding myself wanting to list over half of the 66 books I read this year. But I’ll try to keep it manageable and just list the best of the best. “The Wake” by Paul Kingsnorth. Author has created his own language based upon Old English, but with changes to Keep reading