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2017: whatever doesn’t kill you

2017: whatever doesn’t kill you

I’m not going to talk about how I didn’t post to this blog at all in 2017, lol! 2016 left me feeling battered and hopeless. I might have even thought of 2017 as being awful, if you asked for a first impression. Coming off the […]

2016, so long sucker!

2016, so long sucker!

Please do let the door hit you on the way out! But 2016 was not all bad. Here were my favorite memories and accomplishments from the WORST YEAR EVER. 32 inches and still coming down for a few more hours. At least nobody seems to […]

Trail Ridge Road, Colorado: Leila’s roadtrip and mine

Trail Ridge Road, Colorado: Leila’s roadtrip and mine

Most of the middle of our country is flatter than you can even believe. Like Leila, I grew up in Michigan and for the first 29 years of my life, hardly left it except one spring break trip to Florida. Even on that spring break […]

are you afraid of heights?

are you afraid of heights?

I have gotten into the bad habit of not blogging these past few years. Not blogging non-fiction, specifically, because I still post my silly sim stories all the time. But here, I’ll begin to write something, and then stop because it sounds stupid, or it’s […]

week 1/52: fire in the sky at the end of the world

week 1/52: fire in the sky at the end of the world

It is still January for another week or so, and thus, it is still the beginning of the year and not too late to start a new 52-weeks project. 2015’s project is not exactly a photo project, nor is it a blogging project, though both […]

week #17/52: reward

Please pardon my abrupt absence. I *officially and completely* finished the second draft of my novel a couple weeks ago (!!!), and then promptly ran off with my boys to northern Michigan for a week of fun! 😀

week #14: welcome to Wanborough, please drive carefully!

60 mph, white knuckles, barely enough room for two cars! 90-degree turns in the city, where I swear, people are not heeding the 30 mph speed limits! And if you were ever worried about driving on the left side of the road, or going through […]

why I haven’t been writing…

Because I’ve been traipsing about the English countryside for the last couple weeks 🙂 167 pictures in total, click through for the full set.

this was not a vacation

*** FYI: this post is long and picture-heavy *** Part 1: driving through the mountains in the snow Dear Pennsylvania, your bridge is crooked. And then it started to snow! But it’s okay, we’re from Michigan and we can handle a little snow. We managed […]