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Life in the Time of Coronavirus

Today, Monday, March 16, 2020 is the first day of what the high schoolers are calling Corona Break.  At the end of what was a tough week both personally and professionally, what with the week beginning with a time change, a full moon, Mercury in retrograde, and ending in Friday the 13th, the decision was… Continue reading Life in the Time of Coronavirus

aging parents, Family, Uncategorized, writing

Grieving Through Anticipatory Grief

This post is a deviation from my usual travel or hiking article. Today is my dad's birthday. Since October 24, 2018, he's been hospitalized following a sudden cardiac arrest. He hasn't regained consciousness. So this is the second birthday where he likely doesn’t know what it is we’re celebrating. Over the course of the last… Continue reading Grieving Through Anticipatory Grief

Family, Pets, writing

Penelope Jane: A Bunny Story

I had zero intention of adopting a rabbit, certainly in the near future and possibly ever. It isn't that I don't like rabbits; I used to be a teaching assistant for a biology teacher who had rabbits in class and I loved those bunnies. I also worked with them in the lab in years past.… Continue reading Penelope Jane: A Bunny Story

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The London Pass

As mentioned in Welcome to London, we utilized the London Pass to save a couple hundred pounds on activities and transportation. We did our research prior to purchasing the pass to see whether the activities offered in the pass were those that we were interested in, and whether there would be a significant enough cost… Continue reading The London Pass

Europe and the United Kingdom, Family, Hobbies, Museums, Travel, Uncategorized, Vacation

A Magical World: Warner Bros Studio Tour

“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.” -Albus Dumbledore We have three Harry Potter fanatics in our family.  I began reading the books in 2000, after the release of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Much as I poked fun of the adults in my life for obsessing over… Continue reading A Magical World: Warner Bros Studio Tour