The Decemberists

Thursday, September 20, 2018


The Decemberists show at the Taft was delightful.

Also? They have a great episode up on Song Exploder.


Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Putting a whiteboard out to pasture is probably a difficult decision.

Erasing it beforehand seems like a no-brainer.

Waiting room

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

All day at the hospital with a family member having surgery.

Things ended up fine, but there were many moments when heaviness and doubt crept up, and everything, the time we have together, the emails piling up, the scrolling of the feeds, and even taking this selfie, were viewed with a very different lens.

Do what is good, the voice inside said. Always and whenever.

Edie has a problem

Monday, September 17, 2018

Edith has taken to, um, licking and biting her nipples beyond healthy measures.

There’s no easy way to put it.

The vet said to put Neosporin on the area(s) but it’s not working.

She’ll give me stink eye for it and then run off to an area far from scorn and clean it all off.

In this case? From the safety of the loft above.

Next up? A cone of shame.

My word she’s going to really dislike this new option.

Bathroom shelves

In a recent purge I found a bankers box full of toiletries tucked away in the back of the closet, unearthing enough bars of soap, bottles of shampoo, conditioner and cotton swabs for a decade or so.

Setting everything around the bathtub irked me so I found these shelves and now I feel better about all that.

A slice of time with Zan

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Unstructured time spent with a friend is so nice.

Pendleton Mapped

Wheeling around Pendleton on Sunday morning. The area is changing so fast. Some of it? Not so pretty. Most of it? Quite nice.

I’ve always enjoyed this mural by Barbara & David Day, “Pendleton Mapped,” which tells the the 200-year story of the neighborhood.

Photowalk: North Avondale

Saturday, September 15, 2018

A photowalk through North Avondale led by Dan Becker. So many beautiful houses in a neighborhood I’ve never really explored. I really dig being a tourist in my own city.

Lots more photos on the PhotoCorps site.