The great American roadtrip

Spent today in Yel­low­stone National Park. Mostly it was closed – we missed it by a couple of days, as it closed for the season November 5. Apo­lo­gies to all in Seattle we failed to see (espe­cially bevsob : I was really hoping to say bye before we left...

Next phase!

Advice to the wise: do not attempt to move house, start a hon­ey­moon, finish an art­icle, do your taxes, organize a wed­ding in a dif­ferent country and pack for moving to that country all during the same week while you’re pre-menstrual. If you insist...

Guilty pleasures

Nothing quite like your favorite café deciding that today is loud guilty pleasure 80s music day to knock the edge of your moping. So far, “Video Killed the Radio Star”, Devo’s “Whip It”, some uniden­ti­fied Meatloaf and now “Call Me”. Def­in­itely get­ting...

Protected: Solstice

Mmm, that’s more like it. While the rest of the family went to Vir­ginia to trace child­hood memories and do some father/daughter bonding, I took myself up to Harbin hot springs on my scooter. The ride there was magical: my first long ride on my own on the bike,...

These are a few of my favorite new things

Things are sort of starting to settle down here. I’ve had another week of extraordinary busy­ness and some emo­tional upheavals on the home front (if I owe you e-mail, please be patient for just a touch longer). I’m trying hard to focus on the pos­it­ives,...