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Last updated on 13 June 2021 from Portland, Oregon, USA.

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๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’‰โฑ I am fully vaccinated and so is FunkyPlaid! We’ve gone on a day trip to the coast, eaten inside in restaurants (still weird), and even went to a birthday party. I’m really rusty at making small-talk.

๐Ÿข In April, we reopened the library building to the public. My workweek is 75% onsite now, which keeps me centered and positive, although I still appreciate a little remote working time for focus.

โœ๐Ÿป I’m editing the second draft of my short story Midnight Oracle, reading a friend’s novel manuscript, and poking away at a new super-secret idea.

๐Ÿ“š I read faster than I can update this page! Check out my Reading page.

๐Ÿงถ Next up on the needles: a drop-stitch scarf with Malabrigo Caprino. I’m practicing my yarn-overs!

๐Ÿ–‹๏ธ Oblation came out with their first ever fountain pen ink, Oblation Olive, and it’s gorgeous! For more pen and ink recommendations, see my Analog page.

๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ I’m studying Spanish with Duolingo.

๐ŸŽฎ I’m still loving Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

๐ŸŽฒ I’m trying to get a board game day going with my Micro.blog gaming crew. Are you interested? Join our Discord server!

๐ŸŽง For the past month I’ve been listening to Tame Impala, Abigail Barlow, Halou, Prince, Ratatat, Air, AJ Tracey, Andrew Bird, April and Asobi Seksu.

๐Ÿ“บ FunkyPlaid and I are in an Apple TV+ groove, currently watching “Mythic Quest” and “Trying”.

๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธ Essential work-from-home gear: candles from Frostbeard Studio, especially Christmas at the Burrow (cookies, cinnamon, vanilla) and Headmaster’s Office (fireplace, cedarwood, lemon).

๐Ÿฅ˜ I also recommend Green Chef, a meal-kit delivery service to cut down on grocery trips. Their food is certified gluten-free and their packaging is made from recycled, reusable, and/or compostable materials.

๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป You made it to the end! Thanks for reading my “Now” page. If you have your own website, you should make one, too.

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I acknowledge that I live and work on stolen Cowlitz, Clackamas, Atfalati, and Kalapuya land.
I give respect and reverence to those who came before me.

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