Earth Day

Plinky asked, “Do you cel­e­brate Earth Day?” Earth Day Not real­ly. I do my best to be envi­ron­men­tal­ly respon­si­ble every day, instead of sav­ing it for one day of the year. I recy­cle, use mass tran­sit, buy local­ly pro­duced food as much as pos­si­ble, and take oth­er steps so that I real­ly have a very small […]

Biographies or Memoirs?

Plinky asked, “What’s the most inter­est­ing biog­ra­phy or mem­oir you’ve read?” Dreams are nec­es­sary to life~Anais Nin Anais Nin’s books come to mind right away, hon­est­ly. They’re so intense and sen­su­al that they’ve stuck in my mind, although I only read them once and my copies dis­ap­peared 20 years ago. Cam­ryn Man­heim’s auto­bi­og­ra­phy was quite good, […]

Breakfast for Dinner, Yes!

Plinky asked, “Break­fast for din­ner: Are you a fan?” IHOP Bis­cuits and Gravy Absolute­ly! Break­fast is my favorite meal of the day, but I don’t usu­al­ly take time for the great big meal that I remem­ber fond­ly from Sun­day morn­ings at my par­ents’ house. But­ter­milk bis­cuits, sawmill gravy, eggs, bacon, sausage, and grits are a “real […]

Favorite Coffee Shop

Plinky asked, “What’s your favorite place to grab a cup of cof­fee?” Star­bucks Cof­fee I’m pret­ty hap­py hav­ing cof­fee at home, but if I’m out and about, I’ll swing by Star­bucks with the rest of the mob. It’s nice and pre­dictable, and I’m admit­ted­ly not a cof­fee snob. I just want my rasp­ber­ry-vanil­la mocha with […]

Woo hoo!

Plinky asked, “What was the last thing you got real­ly excit­ed about?” Home­made Ukule­les My ukulele! I wish I had a pho­to of her to post, but I don’t. She’s a trav­el tenor, which means that she’s a bit big­ger than the “stan­dard” (sopra­no) ukulele most peo­ple are used to see­ing, but also thin­ner than a […]

Monument to See

Plinky asked, “What famous mon­u­ment do you hope to see one day?” mont st michel.JPG I’d like to go back to Mont St. Michel some day and spend more time there. I vis­it­ed the place briefly dur­ing a trip while I was in high school, and a small part of one day sim­ply was­n’t near­ly enough […]

Art and Artists

Plinky asked, “Do you have a favorite work of art?” artist No, I don’t have a favorite work of art. My favorite artist is a young lady named Katie Armis­tead, and I could­n’t pos­si­bly choose just one of her works as a favorite. Oth­er than her work, I have sev­er­al favorite artists, from the well-known ones […]

A New Pet

Plinky said, “Pick a new pet to take home for free.” Great Pyre­nees There’s no such thing as a free pet, as any respon­si­ble pet own­er knows! Beyond the costs of hous­ing and feed­ing the ani­mal, you have to pro­vide for health care such as pre­ven­tive med­ica­tion for heart­worms and oth­er par­a­sites (for dogs and cats, […]

Books Per Year

Plinky asked, “About how many books do you read each year?” Books behind the bed Last year is the first time I ever tried to track them, and I think it was 150+ accord­ing to GoodReads. I don’t know how to see the num­ber again, right off. That was prob­a­bly about aver­age. I’ll prob­a­bly read less […]

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