Finding a New Normal

*looks around* *blows cyber dust off the blog* *tries to remember how to write a post* It’s been a year. In some ways a wonderful year, in some ways a really rough one. Most of all, a very full year, both schedule-wise and emotionally. A lot of things I would otherwise love to do didn’t happen, because I had to lighten my schedule or lose my mind. Other things I would otherwise love to do didn’t happen because they just seemed too overwhelming. Blogging has fallen into both of those categories. When so much is happening, it’s hard to...

Six Ways to Purge Your Stuff… BEFORE You Move It

The stuff, how it does accumulate. Thanks to cupboards and closets and storage spaces, we don’t even realize how much… until we have to move it. The last time Tech Support and I moved, we had five days between completion of the sale and possession date. We called professional movers and they loaded every single item we owned, because we simply didn’t have time to do things any other way. Our new house wasn’t ready yet, so 90% of our stuff stayed in storage for six months while we rented a furnished cottage. All of which meant that when...

Science Predicts Hurricanes, but People Endure Them

My grandparents lived in Texas for a long time, so I’ve spent a lot of time there over the years. Even though I’m thousands of miles away, Hurricane Harvey feels personal to me. I can’t even image how it feels to those who are living it first hand. But amidst the devastation, I find hope. In times like these, issues of politics, race, and religion fall away, and there are only people, coming together to help and comfort each other in the face of danger and loss. It helps me believe that the human race can continue to stand...