500 reasons* to get out of bed

*Actually, more like five-ish. That headline is unabashed click-bait. Maybe readers will supply the other 495-ish. Before we get started, why is having reasons to get out of bed important? Because having a purpose keeps you young. And who doesn't want that? Barbara Bradley Hagerty, in a recent KQED Forum interview about her new book,... Continue Reading →

À la recherche du temps perdu*

Last month, I answered some questions about my writing, one of which was “Why do I write what I do?” My answer focused on the "what." In the weeks since, I’ve realized there’s a deeper reason for the "why." Back in the days when photography required developing, a chemical fixative would stop the development of... Continue Reading →

Watch it and weep

Do you wear a watch? I do. Not a fancy one, and not a digital one. Just a good old-fashioned Ecclessi analog watch my husband gave me quite a few years ago for my birthday. (Come to think of it, the first gift he ever gave me was a watch. Hmmm… can we read something... Continue Reading →

I’m so meta

(I'm using "meta" here as described in Wikipedia: "In epistemology, the prefix meta- is used to mean about (its own category). For example, metadata are data about data (who has produced them, when, what format the data are in and so on)... metaemotion in psychology means an individual's emotion about his/her own basic emotion, or... Continue Reading →

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