Characters from Daria, the TV show, celebrate with a rainbow in the distance.

The Big Wet Rainstorm’s Over!

It’s been raining here for weeks. Literally, weeks. That just isn’t how things are done in CA, and there have been floods and property damage and somewhere around 20 people lost to this series of … Read more

A monstera leaf, browning at the edges

New year, same me?

Over the past few weeks, I’ve dug through a bunch of ancient blog posts that I’ve written here off and on for over twenty years. I wasn’t even 30 when I started this, and in … Read more


My grandmother passed away last Thursday. We knew it was coming – she had been in steady decline since my grandfather died several months ago. Over the past few weeks, she became non-responsive, and we … Read more

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In June 2005, when my husband was away at Clarion West, my grandparents took a road-trip. They came to visit me in California, and for the first time in my life I had them to … Read more

This kitten is trying to kill me.

When Lambert was about 3 months old, Lisa nicknamed her “The Phantom Menace.” Even though she was only a few pounds back then, Lambert would pounce into our laps to demand attention. She has grown … Read more