You are the company you keep

I’ll be honest, socializing isn’t entirely my thing. I always feel great after I do it, but the starting is a lot harder than the finishing. I work in a job that is constantly dealing with people. Constantly. And those dealings are related to sensitive topics like work schedules and …

Things we’ll do this month: July

July. That means we’re over the hump for 2017. We’re closer to the end of the year than we are to the start of it. Now would be a great time to check in on New Year’s resolutions and see how they’re coming along, maybe change your strategy or focus …

´╗┐Social Media Day

Social media has played a pretty large part in my life for many years. I started blogging about fifteen years ago and back in that day, blogging was a very social experience. There was a whole network of us who were constantly reading and commenting and referencing one another’s posts. …

Allergic!

Not me, Kevin. It’s unfortunate. And what’s even more unfortunate is that we don’t even know what he’s allergic to. Stay with me. Several weeks back – it was the day before Mother’s Day, in fact – we were walking across town to pick up a gift for my mom. …

Growing a green thumb: beets

Here’s an update on our garden space this summer: just when our massive balcony was being overtaken by very happy tomato plants (among other plants as well) of five different varieties (Black Krim, Green Zebra, Old German, Yellow Brandywine which is no longer on the site so not linkable ­čÖü …

The power in passwords

Summer solstice and the longest days of the year. ÔÖą Wherever you are, I hope the sun is shining for you. ┬á“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life …

Infinity jars

I see it all the time. People go to great lengths to change their lives and especially their eating habits and then there they are in the lunchroom at work munching on their super health-conscious lunch out of a flimsy department store plastic container. They worked so hard on their …

Race Report: Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle 5k

As you probably already know, we went down to Seattle for this year’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon series event on the weekend. Originally, we’d been contemplating the half marathon, but then decided that we didn’t think we would be ready after an injury and an unplanned running hiatus over the …

´╗┐Seattle

So, here’s the truth: Seattle hasn’t always been my favourite city. It still isn’t my favourite, but it’s grown on me over the past year or so and since my last three visits have been really, really good. Last year, we took a good, old-fashioned road trip. The first two …