Category: 10 minute blog

  • I am the dog

    I am the dog

    I tease and occasionally get annoyed with the sweet dog who resides in my house, because there is no new person, no vaguely knock-like noise, no bell of any kind, that doesn’t send him into a fit of barking and growling. The potential threat that comes from these unknowns must be resisted, announced loudly and…

  • Awesome things about being wrong

    Awesome things about being wrong

    When you are stuck, discovering one of your assumptions was wrong opens the door to all kinds of new ways to move forward When you are are able to admit being wrong, it builds trust and connection between other humans who have also experienced the uncomfortableness of changing your mind in public. It’s the first…

  • The little things

    The little things

    I turned my desk around last week so I can look out the window (and not look like I’m in the witness protection program on Zoom calls) and it has totally changed how I feel about my office. It was always fine, but now it’s cozy and delightful. Never underestimate the power even small changes…

  • Trash kitty

    Trash kitty

    Paige thinks the trash can is her toy box 😕

  • Complete with roaring “fire”

    Complete with roaring “fire”

    My friends (the ones with the cat) moved to New York state, and so their house here is for rent.  That by itself is not interesting enough even for my newly lax blogging standards but  when they sent me the posting for the rental property, I did a double take: When I viewed the listing…

  • Pumpkin all the things

    Pumpkin all the things

    Thanks Kroger. You’ve made it super easy to get my Pumkin fix.

  • Tech Support in the Wild

    Tech Support in the Wild

    John and I went to see Thor: Raggnarok last night.  The movie was awesome, but this post is not about that.  It’s about this: the sweet chairs that many movie theaters have these days.  We got to our seats and tried to recline, only to discover that both of our seats were broken.  So much…

  • Where should I live next?

    Where should I live next?

    It’s starting to get cold in Ohio, which means I’m having my annual internal dialogue about why I continue to live here.  I have a job where I can live anywhere, so why am I still living a place where frozen water will fall from the sky on the regular? Since I have recently committed…

  • Other People’s Children

    Other People’s Children

    I don’t have children of my own,* but I spend a fair amount of time with other people’s kids, and they fascinate me for a variety of reasons.  One of which is their desire to be on camera. In retrospect, I don’t think this is a new thing.  My sisters and I made audio recordings…

  • Adventures of Vent Cat: Part 1

    Adventures of Vent Cat: Part 1

    This is Ruby.  She lives in my ventilation system.  She used to live with a friend who has since moved to New York.  She and her daughter Sundae moved in with me in August.  Being an experienced cat caretaker with 3 existing cats, I started with Ruby and Sundae in a room of their own.…

  • Perfect is the Enemy of the Good

    Perfect is the Enemy of the Good

    I do not intend to be such an infrequent blogger.  I even have things to talk about. For example, there has been a cat living in my vent for 3 months.  That is totally blog worthy.  So why haven’t I told you about it?  Because in my head it’s a huge long post with details…