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Dystopia from our safe haven. Pandemic realigned me with art, teaching, and daily yoga practice via Zoom. Deeply mourned Futatsuyama, Isabella Bird, and Foreground Cat. 2019: All shall be well but I’m overwhelmed with love and loss. Mom’s with my ghostly siblings and...
Temporarily Closed

Temporarily Closed

I am feeling unsettled. I have been getting lax with precautions and it’s time to tighten back down. On Christmas day, Tod & I drove north to suburbia and enjoyed lunch in a shopping mall. We wanted a change of scenery and to mark the holiday, but in the...
One year, four ways, forty eight photos

One year, four ways, forty eight photos

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then this post is over 48,000 words. A novella. I’ve collected one photo per month of 2020 in four categories. I tried to do a collage of cats, but it was too emotionally painful to look at all the photos and I stopped. ...
Christmas 2020

Christmas 2020

Maura presides over the decor This year, I was able to release all expectations for Christmas. I bought gifts from my family and friends’ small businesses, baked some cookies to share with neighbors, decorated my office for Zoom calls, listened to Christmas...
In Memory of Isabella Bird

In Memory of Isabella Bird

In memory of Isabella Bird April 2, 2019 – December 21, 2020 Isabella Bird didn’t have a name when she was born. 3rd in the litter and the only calico, we called her #3 Calico until we understood her personality. Her namesake, Isabella Bird, was an intrepid...
Fritter the Conehead

Fritter the Conehead

Poor Fritter got in a scuffle and a small wound grew abscessed in after couple of days. We took him to the vet and they had to do surgery. So for the last ten days, he has been wearing an Elizabeth collar. He was so freaked out at first that he could only walk...
In memory of Futatsuyama

In memory of Futatsuyama

2 April 2019 – 8 Sep 2020 I am grieved to report that I found Futatsuyama on the side of the road this morning. He had been hit by a car and crossed the rainbow bridge without me knowing. We buried him next to Foreground Cat. I write this through tears....