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Goodbye, Harleycat

This week, we had to say goodbye to our beloved cat, Harley. She lived a good life, and she was part of our family for more than 17 years. She was my first cat, and to me she is everything that is lovely about cats. She was strong, independent, opinionated, loving, and loyal. We found…

Inauguration Day, 2021

I moved to Washington, DC in September 1996.  I’ll never forget the first time I visited, and how excited and awed I was by the city.  I still am, even though I’ve come to know this region as much more than just the seat of government. It’s not just museums and monuments, but a region that…

What I’m Thankful For

I spent a lot of time this weekend thinking about the things I’m thankful for. I’ll be honest– I’m struggling to feel good about the world these days, as much as I’m grateful for the many things I have. A good friend just found out his wife has cancer, and I’m devastated for him. So many people…

My March Reading Wrap-up

How is everyone? This was a strange and terrifying month, one that seems to have lasted forever.  Which is scary in itself, because we have at least a couple of months of this ahead.  There are things I’m liking about staying home.  In some ways I’m actually connecting more with friends and family than I…

Staying In, Week One

I started teleworking last Friday, and like many of you I’ll be home for the foreseeable future.  I’m bouncing back and forth between serious anxiety about the virus and reminding myself how much I have to be grateful for.  I’m fortunate that my work can be done from home – and in fact work is…

Nonfiction November: Books about the U.S. Immigration System

This week’s Nonfiction November topic is hosted by Katie at Doing Dewey, and the subject is to talk about nonfiction books on a specific topic (“Be the Expert/Ask the Experts/Become the Expert”).  I’ve been reading a lot this year about immigration, because it’s such an important topic  to understand right now.  So here are some…

Our Travels in South America

Last month my husband and I traveled to Chile, Argentina, and Brazil.  Instead of writing book reviews, which I’m not really feeling at the moment, I thought I’d share our trip instead (this also gives me an opportunity to weed through our many photos). I’ve wanted to see South America for a long time. The…

Feeling slumpish…

I’ve been distracted lately.  Instead of writing reviews, I sit down at my computer and read The Mary Sue, or update my Goodreads lists, or obsessively check my hold lists on Overdrive.  These are things that should take a few minutes, but somehow keep me from the business of writing blog posts and keeping my…

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