What I am reading…

Glad I got to read outside of hours this morning — the rest of the day just poured cats and dogs! I’ve been reading Green River, Running Red for months now. It’s been slow going, but not because it’s not interesting! This is my second Ann Rule book and it is amazing! The amount of…

Unfiltered

It’s wasn’t a feel-good day, and this isn’t a feel-good pic. This is a fuck depression, fuck self-depreciation, and fuck fear pic. I am strong. I am smart. I am beautiful. I have who and what I need.

What I am reading…

This was back in May. I’m farther (but not much) into the book, thanks to my decision to detour into Pirate Women and The Power. More on those titles later. It’s been so long break from AFFC, so I may have to backtrack a bit, especially since I decided to marathon the HBO series again. I love the…

I come by it honestly

This is my dad. He actually came out of the book store with more books than me or my mother! Books have never been a “splurge” purchase in our family.

Operation Nightie

That’s my nightgown. Will someone please explain to me why this kid makes it his mission to steal it off my bed every evening and run through the house with it, head held high, as if he’s captured the enemy flag and will now win the war? Last week, I actually found my nightgown in…

We’re all related

I’ve always believed that there’s only one race, the human race. What most people describe as “race,” is actually “culture.” Ethnically I’m Scandinavian, British, Irish, Iberian, Western European, and a teensy bit Eastern European, Southern European, Russian/Georgian/Armenian/Azerbaijani, and North African. Culturally, I identify most as American, of course, but I would call myself German American…

There is no humane way to separate a family

This is not new information. Look at kids who come from extreme poverty, “the streets,” orphanages, and foster care. They have the same issues with emotional and cognitive development referenced here regarding these children at the border.  (This is why trauma-informed care in all areas is so incredibly important!!) I am horrified, but not surprised. Horrified…

Cooking on Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day to the man who introduced us to nature, history, hunting, and improvisational cooking! Speaking of cooking… in Dad’s honor, I messed around with one of my favorite recipes. I am out of potatoes, but had an abundance of lemons, and did not want to dirty up a bunch of bowls like I…

Drinking While Reading

Coffee is one of my favorite beverages, and true crime is definitely a favorite genre. I’ve only read one other Ann Rule book; I loved it, so I have great expectations for this one!

The Fourth of July

Colored lights flash through our bedroom window against our wall–reds, yellows, blues, and greens. It was like someone had hung a disco ball right outside our window, we could see the lights, but not participate in making the colors. I stretched my neck as far as I could, but the top bunk was just too…