Things I Wish I Loved But Don’t: Slice of Life #sol20

This topic came from a suggestion on Shawna Coppola’s blog. running puppies staying up late parties public speaking corn e-reading house cleaning tempeh sewing summer fireworks paperwork mashed potatoes camping meditation electric blankets lined notebook paper What are some things you wish you loved but don’t?

Celebrating the Pulitzer Prizes: Slice of Life #sol20

I started my day with the news, and today was yet another day when the world–when Americans–were too much for me. What has sustained me through the last twenty-four hours is reading and rereading these enlightening paragraphs from Dr. Ibram Kendi’s latest piece in The Atlantic: Slaveholders desired a state that wholly secured their individual…

Stray Cat: Slice of Life #sol20

A stray cat has taken up residence in our garage. This isn’t an unexpected occurrence: our neighborhood has a fair number of strays and ferals, and to help them through winter, we have a feral cat winter shelter station set up in the garage. And it probably surprises exactly none of my regular blog readers…

A New Kind of Reading Challenge: Slice of Life #sol20

I feel like reading shouldn’t be that hard right now. I have time. I have books. I need distraction. I want to learn. But somehow, despite my best intentions every day, I have been struggling to read. I know I’m not alone in this. I’ve read all the explanations–stress, trauma, grief. I understand that, despite…

What Next?: Slice of Life 31/31 #sol20

It’s the last day of what has surely been the longest March in human history–or at least the longest March in my own history. I began the month with a half-hearted commitment to slicing, coming back more for the community than the writing, and I end the month, grateful for the writing and even more…