To: Bathroom

One of my volunteer gigs, Prison Book Program, is located in a church basement. Every time I use the loo, I smile. Because of this:                 I love that a kid drew a picture and addressed it to “Bathroom.” That is all.    

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 […]

Adventures in Birding and Drawing

  I went on my first official bird walk last week. I’ve always been quite fond of birds, but not quite fond enough to wake up at 6:00 am on a Saturday to go on a bird walk. But when I was invited to a 7:30 am weekday bird walk near my office recently, I […]

Mosaics, Hair Tea, Aliens, and Poetry

  This is my 500th post! Thanks to everyone who reads this random blog. Starting a blog was on my birthday list for 35 and here we are four years later. In a few days, it will be the final 30-day countdown for this year’s list. I have 10 items left! It’s always a race […]

Birds and Waterworks

  Last weekend I checked off two birthday list items: visiting an art exhibit with live animals and visiting a local waterworks museum. I read about the Peabody Essex Museum’s exhibit From Here to Ear in the newspaper. The Peabody Essex is a great art museum in Salem. I hadn’t been in a few years, […]