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Drinks on patios season starts now!

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Scouring classifieds to buy a cabin in the woods

I really picked the wrong four years of my life to finally pay attention to politics.

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Prepping for my micro-scale Lego shot-for-shot remake of every Harry Potter film in the series

Micro-scale Lego Harry Potter characters in front of Hogwarts castle

What? It’s not like I don’t have the time.

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Is today still September 12?

As we go through an indeterminate period of time separated from the normal rhythm of our lives, Americans are going to be forced to consider what’s most important to them. The answer, so far, appears to be family, community, and a sense of decency—whether it’s in the heroism of health-care workers or in the video that your friend shared of some random act of kindness. Our politics and government should reflect that decency in the priorities we set at home and the actions we take abroad.

9/11 No Longer Defines Our World – The Atlantic

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I think we generally need more double-z words

Word of the day: dazzle

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Covered and chunked

This morning requires a mountain of hash browns.

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Metering the good for those still on the way

Not everyone’s ready for it just yet, I know, but maybe if I’m gentle and drop just tiny, attentive bits for now, we can find space, little pockets of time and effort, slow breaths held just long enough, to allow room near to us for some optimism.

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A perfect representation of how I’ve felt the last few weeks

Dog curled up in a tight ball, looking scared

*sigh*

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Golden Retriever takes orders and makes deliveries

Sunny the golden retriever lives with his owner, Karen Eveleth, in Manitou Springs. They’ve been neighbors with Renee Hellman for over a decade, and when she self-quarantined for her own health, the two thought of a clever way to help her get her groceries.

Dog makes deliveries to quarantined neighbor in Colorado – KKTV News

Go, Sunny!

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When deep breaths make things worse

I thought changing scenery by heading to the grocery store today would do me some good, help reset my mind. Nope. I’m going to bed. Someone please call me when there’s a working vaccine and a credible plan to move us forward.