Joining the Litter Cleanup Crew

Litter is beyond annoying. It hurts wildlife and it's ugly to look at. I've been wanting to follow in writer David Sedaris's footsteps for a while...he picks up trash during his miles-long daily walks. He even had a garbage truck named after him in England. Well, I'm finally doing it. Once I am taking daily... Continue Reading →

Coffee Chronicles

I love coffee, but it doesn't enthusiastically agree with me anymore. It's temperamental at best, so I usually only drink it a couple of times per week. Since I only drink one cup at a time at home, I've been using an OXO pour-over coffeemaker, which works great for my needs. And now I have... Continue Reading →

South Africa and Tibet

I really miss live music and I often wonder when concerts will return. And I wonder when I will feel safe enough to attend a concert. All I know for sure is that it will be a transcendent experience and there will be tears. For now, I am grateful for the virtual concert experiences that... Continue Reading →

Virtual Volunteering

I discovered a passion for volunteering when it helped me find my way out of a dark place 10+ years ago. It showed me a new purpose in life; it exposed me to myriad nonprofits doing amazing work; it gave me hope to work alongside countless volunteers who were also giving of their time. Some... Continue Reading →

Union!

I began my #45 birthday list by watching the film Norma Rae. It is based on the true story of a Southern woman who spearheads a unionization effort at the textile mill where she and her family work. I was excited to watch it because I helped unionize my coworkers and was involved in the... Continue Reading →

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