Iris flowers in the Garden of Surging Waves. Astoria, Oregon.

my long overdue post on intermittent fasting

Back in January, I promised Jerry James Stone that I would write a blog post about my experience with Intermittent Fasting and then tweet at him about it. I even created a ToDoist task to remind me of this, but then the January 6th Capitol Insurrection happened and even the idea of thinking about a […]

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Wildflowers in Astoria, Oregon.

on bravery and shame, and trying to do the scary writing

On today’s list in the bullet journal, I have written “do the scary writing.” I was excited to add that item last night as I sat in bed and made my plans for today. I’d just begun reading Cait Flanders’s Adventures in Opting Out and nodding along with her lamentation in the introduction about how […]

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Pink dogwood branches against the evening sky. Jennifer Willis, 2021.

the revelation of autism spectrum disorder at midlife

I’ve been pretty open about my discovery early last year that I have autism. At least, I would have been more open about this if I’d been blogging more. I’ve gotten out of practice in this space, and as a result become overly anxious when there’s something I want to say. Too many times, I […]

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setting up the 2021 bullet journal

I’ve been hard at work getting the new bullet journal ready for 2021, and since a friend (Hi, Heidi!) asked for details about how I’m currently using this customized system, I figured a blog post was in order. Warning: Planning nerdiness ahead. I’ve written previously about the bullet journal — my bullet journal adventure so […]

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Moon, just past full.

claiming my voice

Finding and owning your voice is a powerful, necessary thing. I wish it came easily. I don’t like that I continue to struggle with getting started writing, and with keeping at it. That goes for my fiction work, for essays, and for blogging. Obviously I enjoy writing and find it constructive, and there’s plenty of […]

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"Andromeda Galaxy 23rd Nov 2014" by ched cheddles. (https://flic.kr/p/qbLuaQ)

Jen’s philosophy of stargazing

Like many other people during the ongoing pandemic, I’ve returned to an old love: stargazing. And judging by the run on observation equipment, telescopes especially, it seems that this backyard hobby has become much more popular while we’re isolating and quarantining. And that makes sense. Technically, stargazing doesn’t cost anything if you’re content with naked-eye […]

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