Such a bittersweet time of year. As I write this, I sit in my living room with the windows wide open (even though it’s almost five in the evening), and I hear the snow melting. Patches of snow linger on the base of the hill outside my window, teasing us with thoughts of spring hikes. […]
It was just a bit over a year ago when my team gathered in Panama for our annual team meetup. Little did we know how fortunate we were to have that time together. Thanks to global COVID shutdowns shortly after, our team was one of the few that actually got to have a meetup. It […]
In today’s news I came across a post about lucid dreamers. There were two items that surprised me most in the article. The first was a comment: About 23% of people have a lucid dream once a month or more, according to a 2016 research paper published in the journal Consciousness and Cognition. https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/wellness/lucid-dreamers-can-hear-and-answer-questions-while-still-asleep-scientists-find/ar-BB1dNIGb?ocid=uxbndlbing That […]
We spent Valentine’s Day this year with Mom Pollock. Always a treat to see her. I know she’s an amazing mother-in-law, but what I didn’t realize is that she is the perfect match for me! In chess. My most recent addiction has been learning to play the game. Yes, I confess, I am one of […]
My blogger friends, do you find you often blog in your mind, but never quite get it to the keyboard state? I do that all the time, and I don’t regret it. It seems that putting my experiences into words, even in my own head, never to be shared, enhances the experiences life deals me. […]
Things perceived as real become real in their consequences.” Émile Durkheim, La Sociología Clásica: Durhkheim y Weber This past Christmas I took a plunge I wasn’t entirely sure Chris would be on board with. For background – we don’t usually get each other Christmas gifts. Last year I splurged and got him a small thing […]
I think I just love Christmas. My tree is still up, and I’m seeing Santa’s in the shadows of my husband’s art.
Why is it so hard to visit people we love sometimes? Chris and I had such a wonderful time visiting my aunt and uncle a few years ago and have planned several trips back, but none came into fruition for one reason or another. Our latest plan was to visit last summer while I was […]