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Isn’t It Time We Talked About It?

This is an excerpt from an article I wrote for WETA magazine several years ago in connection with a PBS series on end-of-life care. I was prompted to bring this up again after the father in law of a good friend went into hospice care last week. My husband’s parents both died under hospice care, and I was so glad to have that support. I wish more people knew that peace is possible even at such difficult times. . . . → Read More: Isn’t It Time We Talked About It?


Nothing will make you more popular than a tomato patch in summertime. I already have quite a list of friends claiming my “extra” tomatoes, once they come in. I hope I have enough to satisfy everyone. At this point my six plants are growing inches every day, so the tomato situation is looking promising. . . . → Read More: Popular

Goodbye Facebook

I said goodbye to Facebook today. I’ve been unhappy with Facebook for a long time. You are too, admit it. I finally decided I’d had it with their cavalier treatment of my personal information, which apparently goes way back to the founding. I’ve had it with their sloppiness, their constant changes to the site that only made it harder to use, their obvious aim to squeeze as much money out of the site as they possibly can. I’ve worn out my poor (non-Facebook-using) husband’s ears complaining about it. In short, I really believe that Facebook is evil and can’t be trusted. . . . → Read More: Goodbye Facebook


Okay, another twelve inches on top of the 23 inches Saturday, we can handle it. Third crippling storm in a single season? We’re cool. Having more snow than my old hometown of Rochester, New York? Unfair, but I’m able to be philosophical about it.

But all the other snowy cities in the U.S. laughing at . . . → Read More: Ouch

Here We Go Again

More video this morning as we are socked in with another winter storm. This time we don’t have as much accumulation but high winds are making visibility very poor.

This shot of the birds at the feeder show how visibility can suddenly go to nothing.

Washington Snowpocalypse

Don’t give me the blame for calling this storm “the snowpocalypse”. The media have been calling it that since Thursday, before it even took shape. It’s still snowing heavily right now (11:20AM on Saturday). I took some video this morning when the snow was light enough to see out. Right now it’s coming down too . . . → Read More: Washington Snowpocalypse


Freelance life has its compensations. This is why I love working at home! At 4PM I get my cappuccino pulled by my own personal barista (Mark). No need to go anywhere on a day with a sloppy cold rain. Aahhhh!

It’s been a busy week, juggling two consulting clients, one new client proposal, five yoga . . . → Read More: Cappuccino

Epic Snow

24 hours of constant, unbroken snowfall has left us buried under 20 inches. We vaulted into the top ten of historic Washington snowstorms, taking the number six spot for most snow in a two-day period. It started at 9pm on Friday, and didn’t stop until about 9pm on Saturday. Lovely to look at. Hell to shovel. . . . → Read More: Epic Snow