Category Archives: Family

Merry Bowlingmas

Welcome to my annual roasting of my building’s attempts at modern art holiday decorating.  When I showed my husband this year’s photo, his first words were: “Bowling pins?” I had to concede his point.  At least this year the dominant … Continue reading

Posted in Christmas, Holidays, Mutterings, Seasons, Winter | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

To Serve Quietly (or Not) Against the Dying of the Light

This morning I woke early, as I nearly always do, but with a melancholic mood fogging my mind.  Two Hallmark movies and a cup of hot tea later and I still could not shake the malaise.  I turned off the … Continue reading

Posted in Autumn, Family, Seasons | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Library Version of ‘My Dog Ate My Homework’

I volunteer behind the circulation desk of my local library a few hours a week.  I look forward to my weekly chance to greet and assist our patrons.  Every minute is an opportunity for a new adventure or discovery.  As … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Dogs, Family, Musings, Reading, Rottweilers | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

A Little Help For My Friends

And by friends, I’m referring to the Friends of the Lansing Community Library (FotLCL for short), a nonprofit organization that is member supported and advocates, fundraises and provides critical support for my local library, the Lansing Community Library (LCL for … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Family, Musings, Reading | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Monochrome Mania

A friend and work colleague of mine who also happens to be a photographer started posting snapshots in her Facebook feed last week.  The challenge was to take a photo a day from your life with no people featured in … Continue reading

Posted in 2D, Art, Autumn, Digital, Dogs, Family, Photography, Rottweilers, Seasons | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Madame Butterfly from Coast to Coast

Tonight is opening night for Seattle Opera’s production of Madame Butterfly.  My daughter, Rachelle, is once again a member of the cast.  She appears third from the left in both photos below. Earlier this year, Rachelle was also a member … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Family, Music, Musings, Vocal Performance | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

A Dozen Years of DVD Home Delivery Ends

I am one step closer to cutting the cord.  Last month, after nearly a dozen years of DVD home delivery, I switched to a streaming-only Netflix account.  I joined Netflix in November 2005, before streaming was available, originally opting to … Continue reading

Posted in Family, Movies and Television Shows, Musings, Services | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment