Systems & Stories Aren’t Mutually Exclusive

Someone recently asked me whether I tend to think in terms of systems or stories. I thought about it for a brief moment before responding, "both." My blog's tagline is "sustainable systems & storytelling," while that of my previous blog was "the subjective perspective of an analytical optimist." If my ten-year-old self had a blog,... Continue Reading →

Web Miscellany: Compilation #39

Happy Friday! What are you up to this weekend? I'll be devouring my newest book, The Atomic Weight of Love, attending a yin yoga class and baking some strawberry-rhubarb pie. Oh, and we're also compiling a list of things to do in Seattle, Portland and the surrounding areas. (Any recommendations?) Hope you have a good... Continue Reading →

What Are Your Reading These Days?

Yesterday, I started reading The Atomic Weight of Love and am absolutely riveted. Reading fiction has taken a back seat over the last eighteen months, collapsing under the weight of my crippling fatigue. Yet, those few chapters have quenched my thirst, and I didn't even realize I'd become dehydrated. Earlier in the day, I had... Continue Reading →

Memento Mori

"It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live." — Marcus Aurelius Yesterday, we went on our evening walk and discovered a two-day old gosling that had been abandoned by it's family. After following it around for over an hour, observing a man sic his dog on... Continue Reading →

Web Miscellany: Compilation #38

What are you up to this weekend? I have absolutely nothing planned, and I'm looking forward to every minute of it. Here are a few fun links from around the web: "I don’t believe in guilty pleasures. If you fucking like something, like it.” – Dave Grohl All six tracks from Moby’s “Long Ambients 2”... Continue Reading →

If You’re Waiting For Permission

On the dating profile where I met my now-boyfriend, I responded "maybe someday" to the kids question. I wasn't one of those girls who carried around dolls as a child, feeding the imaginary baby and then putting it to bed. As I got older, I was terrified by the responsibility of carrying and caring for... Continue Reading →

Liebster Award Nomination #2

I was recently nominated for the Liebster Award by Osama Sajid Khan at The Thinker's Cauldron. I am honored to be nominated and am excited to participate! Rules Acknowledge the blog who nominated you. Answer the 10 questions your nominator asked. Nominate 10 other bloggers. Ask them 10 questions. Tell 10 random facts or things... Continue Reading →

Two Simple Secrets to Lasting Love

A dear friend is trudging through the perilous minefield that this mid-life dating and spills over with emotion every time we meet. The tears, laughter and longing are always followed by a smile and the phrase, “You two give me hope.” After spending over 2,000 days attached at the hip, my boyfriend and I are... Continue Reading →

Subcutaneous Shifting

Lately, I've been experiencing a subtle shift. It's as if, slowly and inexplicably, my body is making it's way back home. My bones are weary but my spirits are high, like a lost dog returning from an extended jaunt. Magma is quietly rumbling through my veins as tectonic plates scrape along, making space for something... Continue Reading →

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