St. Valentine’s Day Jaffa Cake

Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age. —Anais Nin Yesterday was St. Valentine's Day. Traditionally, I've always believed this holiday was rather commercial. I don't want my affection determined by the flower, candy, greeting card, jewelry and restaurant industries attempting to make money. Since the appearance…Read more St. Valentine’s Day Jaffa Cake

Working from Home: Weeks 49 and 50

Life is very fleeting. Seize the moments when they arise. February can be a hard time in the PNW. It's cold. It's dark. Many days we don't see the sun. It's also a hopeful time. The days are getting longer. Spring feels right around the corner. These past few weeks have been mostly cold with…Read more Working from Home: Weeks 49 and 50

That’s Right, Woodchuck-chuckers, It’s Groundhog Day!

Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations. The other day I was contemplating why I enjoy Groundhog Day so much. Is it six more weeks of winter or six more weeks until spring? Or is it a made up reason to celebrate life when it's cold, dark and you miss the sun? Or maybe this…Read more That’s Right, Woodchuck-chuckers, It’s Groundhog Day!

Working from Home: Week 47 and 48

It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Last week, I stared at my screen and tried to will myself to have something to write that was insightful or clever about still working from home for yet another week. The minutes ticked by. There was no clacking of keys. No sage…Read more Working from Home: Week 47 and 48