The Pacific Northwest has been especially gray and rainy since the beginning of October. The shorter days might be contributing to that feeling too as I start and end my days in the dark at my desk. While I like the cooler weather, it can all start to feel a little… monochromatic. This morning, it was […]
I think my best photos from this month ended up in last week’s post, but autumn is still going strong in my Instagram feed. In a month full of rain, I chased every shred of sunshine I could. All pictures taken by me, with an iPhone. For even more randomness, follow me on Instagram.
Recently, I jogged through McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, trying to catch a connecting flight. There is something about that airport that cranks up my stress level. I think it’s the slot machines, with their constant whirring and blinking. Or maybe it’s not the machines themselves, but the people sitting in front of them, staring dully […]
I found myself in tears this morning, listening to stories of hate crimes being committed against children, just hours after the election results came in. Here are two: There’s my author friend whose daughter was told today by a boy in her high school that “Trump will get rid of all the non-Christian losers.” When she stood […]
On a rainy Sunday afternoon, I’m pondering two things. Two insights that are challenging me to reframe some very old, entrenched thinking. “When we focus on our shortcomings without taking the bigger human picture into account, our perspective tends to narrow. We become absorbed by our own feelings of insufficiency and insecurity. When we’re in the […]