I was a little bummed all the kids would be seeing the eclipse at school (and not at home with me). Then 2 of mine came down with the flu this weekend, so they are here with me… πŸ€’πŸ˜Ž

Finished reading: The Seventh Bride by T. Kingfisher πŸ“š

β€œβ€¦but it is somehow easier to face things when one is not alone. Courage still does most of the heavy lifting, but Pride gets it shoulder in there, too, just to keep you from embarrassing yourself in front of the other person…”

I love the gorgeous colors of these tulips. The foliage is nice too 😁 #mbapr

Colorful tulips -- peachy orange, deep pink, and violet -- growing in a clump.

πŸ₯ΎYesterday’s hiking church

A dirt trail winds thru the woods, surrounded by deciduous trees with bare branches. A little spring grass growsA small snake with head raised among brown leavesA closeup view of a fallen log covered in lichenA black and white view of a trail with a rock in the front left and scattered trees around

Finished reading: Station 11 by Emily St. John Mandel πŸ“š

A recommendation from @jordon. A great vacation read, would be a great anytime read. Funny and real and sad and poignant and hopeful. The power of art, our need for beauty, how desperation warps thinking, connection, regret, finding meaning. Lovely writing, characters I cared about.

Finished reading: The Lost Steersman (The Steerswoman Series) (Volume 3) by Rosemary Kirstein πŸ“š

Finished reading: The Outskirter’s Secret (The Steerswoman Series) (Volume 2) by Rosemary Kirstein πŸ“š

Finished reading: How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe (Enhanced Edition) by Charles Yu πŸ“š
Enjoyed this one. It’s a philosophy book + father-son story cleverly disguised as a funny, poignant sci-fi novel.

πŸ’œ friends πŸ’œ

Last day in RincΓ³n. Enjoying every moment. Have discovered that, for an introvert, vacations with children + meeting with old friends is both rewarding and exhausting. Have also discovered that kids sleeping in provides quiet mornings for solitude, journaling, just being.


Spent yesterday connecting with friends, enjoying the beach, and walking in Viejo San Juan. My dormant Spanish skills are coming back a little bit.

Headphones are a paid actor on this journey

✈️ StL ➑️ San Juan

Currently reading: How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe (Enhanced Edition) by Charles Yu πŸ“š

Time is a machine: it will convert your pain into experience. Raw data will be compiled, will be translated into a more comprehensible language. The individual events of your life will be transmuted into another substance called memory and in the mechanism something will be lost and you will never be able to reverse it, you will never again have the original moment back in its uncategorized, preprocessed state. It will force you to move on and you will not have a choice in the matter.

Sunshine, breeze, warm, things in bloom. Great day for a balcony break.

A black balcony railing under a black umbrella and flowering Bradford pear trees with a blue sky in the background

For sure, this is what e e cummings envisioned.

Morning walk

Hyacinths flowering - one small pink, one larger white, one green bud.Flowering tree against blue sky backgroundA green sign that says Save Our Trees on the side of a narrow roadNarrow paved road bordered by trees

HEY It’s time TIME TO DANCE IN YOUR KITCHEN (Or anywhere really)

At least once a week, a new set or two of these in my photo library courtesy of Lily. πŸ˜‚πŸ₯°