A Collection of My Favorites, Vol. 1: Documentariesfeatured


*New Series: A Collection of My Favorites

Only within the past few years have I developed a true appreciation for a good documentary film. I don’t know why it took me that long, because now I’m hooked! I love how a solid doc has the ability to expand our thought process, open our eyes to different experiences, and introduce ways of life which ordinarily may not be part of our personal small world. A documentary gives people, places, and animals a voice and a (more…)


Your Photos: A Modern Way to Declutter, Organize, and Preserve Your Memoriesfeatured


I finally reached the end of this stint of a grand clean-out: tackling photographs. Before the big cross-country move 3-1/2 years ago, I removed all of my physical photos from their albums and placed them into two archival-safe (acid-free) photo storage boxes from the craft shop. I felt like I was rescuing them, since some of the (more…)


My First Day of Freedom!*featured

*[Originally written on June 7th, 2016.]

6:50am – Wake up with the former “work” alarm.

7:10 – Breakfast with Opie.

7:45 – After Opie leaves for work, take a walk around the block.

8:15 – Put in a load of laundry.

8:25 – Make smoothies. [Today’s combo: cinnamon, turmeric, (ground) ginger, spinach, mixed berries, + pineapple blended with coconut water + fresh-squeezed lemon juice.]

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