Sunset in Portland, Oregon. January 2019. (Jennifer Willis)

I am bold at night

I am bold at night. At least, I am bolder in those quiet, dark hours when the world is filled with possibility and promise, than I am in the full light of day. Does the sunlight burn away my plans and dreams like so much mist, or is there something else at work? As the […]

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hiding in the shadows

This morning, I awoke to more inflaming outbursts from the president’s Twitter account and more divisive language and positions from his staff. It’s another day in the United States of America in 2018, and the president is again attacking the press on Twitter. His friends on Fox News are speculating that a caravan of migrants […]

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Wolfenoot is a new holiday that was invented by Jax Goss’ son in New Zealand, and it’s taking the Internet by storm. Here’s the original text (from Jax Goss): My son has invented a holiday called Wolfenoot. It is when the Spirit of the Wolf brings and hides small gifts around the house for everyone. […]

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White flowers and wild succulents among the rocks. Photo by Jennifer Willis.

how to stand up while sitting down

Several weeks ago, I was excited to learn that some local authors were mobilizing to participate in the occupation at Portland’s ICE facility. The idea was to hold down the fort during the day for the protestors who had to leave to go to their jobs, and that writers and digital nomads and similar others […]

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Library books, July 2018. Photo by Jennifer Willis.

books read: June 2018

I read a good bit more this past month than I had in a while. I wish I could read even more. Gods, wouldn’t that be lovely? June 2018 Wicked Moon (The Reluctant Werewolf Chronicles, book 2), by Tori Centanni (ebook) Haunting Charlie (Witches of Palmetto Point, book 1), by Wendy Wang (ebook) Kangaroo Too […]

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April Hill Park. Photo by Jennifer Willis.

the story behind my instagram account

This is the stupid story of how I ended up with an Instagram account. Earlier this year, I got an email from Instagram alerting me to a change in my account. The only problem was that I didn’t have an Instagram account. I replied to the email asking Instagram what I could do to ensure […]

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Sundance Resort, Utah. Photo by Jennifer Willis.

the travel bag saga continues

Because you know I will always be seeking to improve, right? I’ve now taken three trips with the eBags TLS Motherlode Weekender Junior as my only bag, and I’m still pretty happy with it—other than the name being a mouthful and a pain to type. I’ve taken it with me on a two-day trip to […]

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