Thinking About Generations

  Recently, I found myself explaining the term “Milliennials” to my mom. Millennials seem quite alien to me since I have not embraced the technology that has been at their fingertips pretty much since they were born. I imagine that the way I feel about Milliennials is similar to how people born in the 1920s […]

Top 10: Part 2

  So here is the long-awaited second segment of my top 10 birthday list items: 4. Age 36: Take a glassblowing class There are a few standouts from this year. But in the end, I’m going with the glassblowing class, because it was the biggest surprise. Mary and I arrived at Diablo Glass School early […]

Enjoy the Silence

  A few weeks ago, I went back to the monastic community that I visited last year. It was just as peaceful and restorative, if not more so, since I stayed longer this time. I volunteered in the garden again. This year, I picked strawberries and did lots of weeding in herb and garlic beds. […]

Top 10: Part 1

  This year was the 10th anniversary of my birthday list, so I decided to look through the list and choose a “top 10.” Here are 10–5! 10. Age 30: Dye my hair fuchsia I started dyeing my hair in high school. It started out as highlighting and soon my hair was medium blonde. (I […]