Observing patience and persistence in the natural world helps me to deal with poor health and endless paperwork.
I love knitting socks. I've made so many pairs that I have my favorite pattern memorized. At the same time, doing the same thing over and over can be a little tedious. New approaches to a familiar activity can liven things up. Unfortunately, working with a new pattern also has it's challenges. An interesting book... Continue Reading →
I love birding but it has its frustrating moments. Like when you get a good look at an unfamiliar bird, notice all the field marks you can, then run to your field guide to look it up, only to discover that the bird you thought would be a cinch to identify is not in the... Continue Reading →
Back in March, I spent a week in southern Arizona birding. While I have looked for birds while hiking in the past, this was my first trip dedicated to birding. I discovered that focused birding is both wonderful and frustrating. Here's what I learned. 1) Birding can be intense. Knowing I might see something I'd... Continue Reading →
January is here and I am baffled. Where is the excitement I usually feel? I like to spend January getting excited about what's next. I had planned on returning to my novel. Thanks to NaNoWriMo, I had developed a strong daily writing habit. My re-write of Rapunzel was going to rocket forward. Then my husband... Continue Reading →