2018-10-16: Celebrated eight years of marriage with FunkyPlaid today. He’s my...

2018-10-14: Carrot, potato, & chickpea red curry.

2018-10-13: Trees at Portland Nursery.

2018-10-13: Zen doesn’t sit still for portraits.

2018-10-10: Today is World Mental Health Day. I would not be...

2018-09-30: End of September.

2018-09-29: I attended a NaNoWriMo planning event and learned about creating...

2018-09-27: Snuggling Zen: a brief yet powerful antidote to today’s news....

2018-09-24: Who’s the brilliant mind who decided to update to Mojave...

2018-09-23: Zen eats so heartily that food gets stuck to her...

2018-09-23: Hail, Autumn! 🍁

2018-09-21: Welp, accidental gluten ingestion will derail even the best Friday...

2018-09-21: Good morning, Micronauts! What are you looking forward to today?...

2018-09-21: Currently reading: Summerland by Hannu Rajaniemi 📚

2018-09-20: I was driving behind a convertible with a dog in...

2018-09-19: Sweet potato taquitos. I’m rather fond of vegan food that...

2018-09-16: Here’s the aftermath of yesterday’s virtual meetup for stationery and...

2018-09-13: Awesome mail day! Look at these beauties from @ilovemesomesharks. 😍...

2018-09-12: Deeply emotional day offline today, leaving very little time to...

2018-09-10: I greeted a library patron today with, “How’s your day...

2018-09-08: Braised tofu bowls with quinoa, baby broccoli, and shishito peppers....

2018-09-03: A belated Micro Monday: @vishae loves lots of things I...

2018-09-03: ★ Liked “Technology hasn’t killed public libraries – it’s inspired...

2018-09-02: When all else fails, go to the sea. 🌊

2018-08-31: Zen is home from the vet and resting comfortably. She...

2018-08-31: Nervously awaiting a call from the vet. 😬 Zen had...

2018-08-27: Finally made it to the endgame of Runebound. Dragon time!...

2018-08-27: ★ Liked “A neuroscientist explains what tech does to the...

2018-08-26: Barely made it through a six-day workweek. I’m in desperate...

2018-08-23: Playing with Noodler’s Blue Ghost invisible fountain pen ink, which...

2018-08-23: Good afternoon, Micronauts! I’m completely failing to respond to mentions...

2018-08-21: Good evening, Micronauts! Today I attended a training on Lean...

2018-08-20: Good morning, Micronauts! Today’s Micro.blog magic: “Show all posts and...

2018-08-19: I’m sure that someone has already thought of this, but...

2018-08-19: Good morning, Micronauts! I’m currently writing with J. Herbin 1798...

2018-08-18: Good morning, Micronauts! I hope you are having an excellent...

2018-08-16: Chez Cygnoir, Summer 2018 I took some snaps of my home in Second Life....

2018-08-16: Back to work after almost a week off. I had...

2018-08-14: I am thoroughly enjoying the mixture of interesting snippets from...

2018-08-13: Eye-searingly pink flowers spotted in Astoria.

2018-08-13: Zen enjoyed the cooler weather in Portland today. She has...

2018-08-12: ★ Liked “Critical Hits in the Classroom” Phil McAndrew’s comic...

2018-08-11: Is there a word for the time between ordering the...

2018-08-11: Corresponding.

2018-08-10: Hello, six days off in a row. I need you...

2018-08-09: 🎙 This episode of the “Beautiful Stories from Anonymous People”...

2018-07-15: 📺 Watched Hannah Gadsby: Nanette (2018). Don’t read any reviews...

2018-07-14: This Petrichor candle from Camp Goodroad is the business.

2018-07-11: Recently I have been using Pokémon GO to take more...

2018-07-10: My team gave me such a thoughtful gift for my...

2018-07-09: Marimo at Pistils Nursery.

2018-07-05: We viewed Lloyd Reynolds’ journals at Reed College today. 😍...

2018-07-05: Hosting a friend who also loves analog journaling has made...

2018-07-03: Press start. (Bonus 🦑!)

2018-07-02: Currently reading: Kangaroo Too by Curtis Chen, ISBN: 9781250081896 📚...

2018-07-02: OH outside the library: “Mama, is ‘dead’ jail?” 🤯

2018-06-29: Hooray, Hannu’s latest is here! 📚

2018-06-28: Voyeur. 🌹

2018-06-28: Our wonderful neighbors delivered handmade treats and a green tea...

2018-06-27: Tonight at writing group I wrote 325 words I don’t...

2018-06-26: Rough day much improved by grocery-shopping with my beloved. I’m...

2018-06-25: I drove past a Steven Wright joke on the way...

2018-06-23: Somehow I have gotten myself into the habit of writing...

2018-06-21: Sometimes when I hear a song I know, an image...

2018-06-19: Peony at Lan Su Chinese Garden.

2018-06-18: All salads should have blueberries. 🥗

2018-06-17: Hi, Daphne!

2018-06-17: Zenny says relax.

2018-06-17: Hi. 👋 It hasn’t been the greatest week, but I’m...

2018-06-08: Pelikan fountain pen fans, don’t forget to sign up for...

2018-06-05: Purple flowers. That’s all I’ve got. iNaturalist isn’t helping. Anyone?...

2018-06-04: Micro Monday: @smokey was one of the first people to...

2018-06-04: Not gonna lie: the most exciting WWDC announcement for me...

2018-06-03: Moroccan Chicken with Saffron Honey in stages. This recipe takes...

2018-06-03: My less-than-24-hour experiment in returning to self-hosted WordPress was an...

2018-06-02: Fern Kitchen’s Superman Super Veg juice: spinach, kale, celery, cucumber,...

2018-06-01: Annual eye exam: healthy eyebulbs! I opted for a slightly...

2018-05-31: Sometimes my cat lets me hug her.

2018-05-31: I accidentally signed myself up to give a presentation to...

2018-05-30: As the sun rose this morning, I dropped my dear...

2018-05-29: Diamine Skull & Roses: my current ink obsession. Thanks, Fountainfeder!...

2018-05-28: Cashew Soba Noodle Salad. I used rice noodles. Still delicious....

2018-05-28: Last weekend, I was feeling so overwhelmed and anxious. I...

2018-05-28: Micro Monday: @nat is one of my oldest and dearest...

2018-05-28: Creamy Golden Milk Smoothie. #minimalistbaker #vegan

2018-05-27: Pizza-stuffed mushrooms, another great recipe from #minimalistbaker.

2018-05-26: Ink tests. #nofilter

2018-05-26: Book lovers, have you devised a book review template for...

2018-05-23: Let’s all pretend like we know what’s going on.

2018-05-21: Smoky BBQ vegan burger recipe from @minimalistbaker. Definite success.

2018-05-20: Zen’s annual checkup went great. She is our miracle girl....

2018-05-20: Sunday morning FaceTime with our godsons and their fantastic parents....

2018-05-19: This week has been challenging on a personal level. The...

2018-05-18: Dappled. #tortitude

2018-05-16: To soothe disappointment, seek wonder.

2018-05-12: Spotted in downtown Portland: Drake and Drake.

2018-05-09: I am feeling better. Or I am feeling less awful....

2018-05-05: These are not the ruins of a 17th-century abbey. But...

2018-05-04: I found a baby snake bashing his wee head over...

2018-05-03: My feed may contain photos of peaceful moments and favorite...

2018-05-03: Dramatic clematis.

2018-04-29: Springtime in Portland means getting smacked in the face with...

2018-04-27: Jet-lagged, I muddled through an unexpectedly emotional return to work....

2018-04-25: Zen approves of our return. #home #tortitude

2018-04-25: Missed our connection in Amsterdam due to bad weather, so...

2018-04-24: Farewell, Scotland. I love you. Until next time! 😘🏴

2018-04-23: View from the café. #edinburgh #scotland

2018-04-23: I have blisters on the tops of my feet because...

2018-04-21: By the Union Canal. #edinburgh #scotland

2018-04-20: I missed these two so much. 💕

2018-04-20: Arrived in Edinburgh yesterday evening. The way we drove in...

2018-04-19: Daffodils at Threave. #scotland #spring

2018-04-17: Dinner with Auntie Helen at Ox and Finch in Glasgow....

2018-04-14: Not the most attentive member of the crowd today, but...

2018-04-13: Scotland: where people have to be reminded not to leave...

2018-04-12: We then drove to Inverness, where the weather was confusingly...

2018-04-12: While wandering groggily around AMS, I found a library. Of...

2018-04-12: PDX to AMS. I took photos of an airport bathroom...

2018-04-09: Today was my last day at the library before we...

2018-03-29: Library patrons tend to apologize for losing track of the...

2018-03-28: Happy Feeling Bad for Forgetting to Floss Day! 😬 (Biannual...

2018-03-27: Played Runebound last night. I had never played before, but...

2018-03-25: Save the last dance for me.

2018-03-25: Tortoiseshell afternoon.

2018-03-22: Taken an hour before the thunderhailstorm. #pnw #spring

2018-03-21: When I became a librarian, I had no idea that...

2018-03-19: Reaching into spring.

2018-03-18: I just bought myself a proper raincoat after I don’t...

2018-03-17: My favorite Portland weather: raining while the sun is shining....

2018-03-12: Last night, I was all geared up to make one...

2018-03-10: My beautiful girl in the sunshine today. 😺🌞

2018-02-25: This Week: gnomish librarians, birthday celebrations, snow and ice and...

2018-02-25: 📚 Read: Red Clocks by Leni Zumas Enjoyed this near-future...

2018-02-23: Scrabble Typography, 2nd Edition: a marvelous birthday gift from my...

2018-02-21: Snowy morning in Portland! ☃️ There’s no sense in driving...

2018-02-19: Micro Monday: @kitt shares photos of interesting adventures and also...

2018-02-18: This Week: I write about getting Super! Excited! about stuff...

2018-02-18: 📚 Read: It’s Okay to Laugh (Crying Is Cool Too)...

2018-02-17: Woke up from dreams about a friend I miss so...

2018-02-14: Tonight I spent some quality time with Habitica, reviewing my...

2018-02-12: My beautiful girl in the sunshine. 💕

2018-02-09: Turkey chili never disappoints, but the spoon bread was less...

2018-02-08: Minor meltdown tonight after three nights with less than 7...

2018-02-07: I thoroughly enjoyed rediscovering Mystic Vale tonight, a card-crafting game...

2018-02-06: Unbelievably excited to be the new subject selector of my...

2018-02-05: The evening shift was hectic, but look what my coworker...

2018-02-05: For Micro Monday, I choose @belle, because I read her...

2018-02-05: Just witnessed an Existential Dilemma: My cat, nearly twenty-one years...

2018-02-04: Two social engagements this weekend … and I’m sated, not...

2018-02-03: Learning how to play Ex Libris, a board game about...

2018-02-02: Successful late-afternoon push to knock out several low-energy tasks. I...

2018-02-01: Feeling rough and ragged today.

2018-01-31: Finished watching “Parenthood” … oof. I’m ready to watch something...

2018-01-30: After discovering the Terrible, Thanks for Asking podcast, I started...

2018-01-29: I’m having a charmed day: completed a project I’ve been...

2018-01-28: My new favorite flavor combination: maple syrup and Dijon mustard....

2018-01-28: Every day, I have the impulse to write something and...

2018-01-25: Hobonichi Techo Weeks in a Traveler’s Notebook. #analog #travelersnotebook #hobonichi...

2018-01-23: Tonight’s supper wasn’t very photogenic, but last night’s tom kha...

2018-01-20: Saturday afternoon with a great book: “Vacationland” by @johnhodgman. #amreading...

2018-01-14: Separation anxiety.

2018-01-12: #carrotweather made me cackle out loud today.

2018-01-09: She’s a tortie girl in a tortie world. #tortitude #catsofinstagram...

2018-01-05: Sunrise. #latergram

2017-12-31: Hi. #2017bestnine

2017-11-23: Thankful for generosity, both of resources and of spirit. #thanksgiving...

2017-11-23: Thanksgiving Day view from Bainbridge Island. #bainbridgeisland #pnw

2017-11-10: Seven days. Seven B&W photos of your life. No people....

2017-11-02: Seven days. Seven B&W photos of your life. No people....

2017-11-01: Seven days. Seven B&W photos of your life. No people....

2017-10-30: Seven days. Seven B&W photos of your life. No people....

2017-10-29: Seven days. Seven B&W photos of your life. No people....

2017-10-28: Seven days. Seven B&W photos of your life. No people....

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