NaBloPoMo – Day 27 – Buy Local

Today is Black Friday and while I’ve never been one to care much about Black Friday sales (or Boxing Day sales, for that matter), this year, in light of the pandemic, a lot of people are talking about supporting small, local businesses. When everything started to shut down in the early pandemic days, people started […]? →Read more

NaBloPoMo – Day 26 – Being Seen

In the past week, I’ve received two very kind emails from past students. I couldn’t believe how much those emails made me smile. I wonder if they know how much their simple email means to me? They were emails from students from different programs that I taught in different capacities, but something similar in each […]? →Read more

NaBloPoMo – Day 25 – It goes over your nose

A helpful guide to how to wear a mask, as seen at the vet clinic: See also this groundbreaking research: Study Confirms Nose Holes Connect to Lungs →Read more

NaBloPoMo – Day 24 – Happy 16th Birthday Madeline!

Today was my niece’s 16th birthday! And since we all couldn’t be there to celebrate with her, we got on Zoom to sing happy birthday! I didn’t take a photo of everyone on Zoom, since I didn’t have everyone’s permission. But I can assure you there were lots of people there and we sang wildly […]? →Read more

NaBloPoMo – Day 23

Too tired to think of anything to blog today, so instead I’m just posting this photo that I took in the early pandemic. Saw this train car while out for a walk and found it amusing. →Read more

NaBloPoMo – Day 22 – mRNA Vaccines

Way back in early January, when I set a goal to learn 20 new things in 2020, I didn’t anticipate things like “what’s it’s like to live through a pandemic” or “the importance of the toilet paper supply chain” would be on the list. But here we are. On a happier and more science nerdery […]? →Read more

NaBloPoMo – Day 20 – Echo Day

Ten months ago, my friend Carolyn tweeted this: To which I replied: And as it turned out, I have not been able to stop thinking about it ALL YEAR. Every month on the 20th, one of us will tweet at the other about this and it has brought me so much joy each and every […]? →Read more

NaBloPoMo – Day 19 – Horseback Riding

In my ongoing catching up of blogging about blogworthy things that I totally meant to blog about at the time and then didn’t, I give you horseback riding for Alicia’s birthday! It was way back in the old-timey days of late September, when it was still legal to socialize with people from outside your household. […]? →Read more

NaBloPoMo – Day 18 – Noom

First off, I’d just like to say that this isn’t a sponsored post or anything. I just like this app and wanted to blog about it. Back in the early pandemic (circa March to June), I gained some weight, thanks to losing all my physical activity (hockey suspended, gym shut down, daily minimum of 7,500 […]? →Read more