of interest this week: 31 January 2016

A brief selection of the many articles and other pieces I read this week, should anyone be curious. How one mom’s extraordinary love transforms the short lives of hospice babies By Cori Salchert Cori Salchert calls the home she shares with her husband, Mark, a “house of hope.” A former perinatal bereavement nurse with eight […]

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books read: June 2015 through December 2015

Right. Because I’ve been reading a ton—except for November, apparently—but have been really bad about posting these monthly reading lists. As always, these lists are not comprehensive. I have not included, for instance, books I started reading but didn’t finish, material I was beta reading or reviewing as an editor, and an awful lot of […]

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not so widespread panic

Blogging about my health seems to come in waves. I want to let people know how I’m doing, but the news usually isn’t all that great and I don’t want this space to become nothing but a boring pity party and litany of symptoms. Plus, there’s more to me and my life than dysautonomia, though […]

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browsing the cellular cereal aisle

I still don’t have cellular service. Well, I do. But I don’t. Not really. It’s a complicated dance involving the black hole of connectivity that is the neighborhood where I live and work and the mystery of my phone’s sudden decline, set to the beat of a changing cellular marketplace, and the result—at least currently—is […]

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unphoneable

For at least the foreseeable future—for the rest of today and possibly longer—I cannot receive phone calls or text messages. This is due to a glitch in transferring my mobile service from one carrier to another, one is that totally my fault because I’d made the assumption that my non-branded phone which I’d bought outright […]

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pasta surprise

This past Sunday night, Mike and I went out to the Old Spaghetti Factory for dinner. Just about every inch of the place was decorated in lights, ornaments, greenery, and Santas for the impending holiday, and several of the staff remarked to us how slammed they’d been with diners shortly before we arrived. We were […]

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the longest night of the year

Most people I know in the Pacific Northwest aren’t fans of long winter nights. As the Winter Solstice rolls around, I’m more likely to overhear cascading complaints about how early it gets dark, how depressing and wet everything is, and how much people hate Portland in winter. I’m not one of those people. Granted, it […]

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