Vacation Deprivation

My brain is doing that thing again. The irritable twitching when I get an email. The momentary burst of headache when I hear a door close. The obsessive inability to look away from all the little pieces of dust on the floor, which is naturally paired with the nothing-done about such pieces. Seriously, they justContinue reading “Vacation Deprivation”

Trivial Things: Hayao Miyazaki

Princess Mononoke (or as I first knew it, Mononoke Hime) will always hold a special place in my heart. It was the first movie I saw in Japan without English subtitles, where I could somewhat follow what was going on. It was also one of the first animation films I saw that had two centralContinue reading “Trivial Things: Hayao Miyazaki”

Tsumaranai Mono (aka Trivial Things)

You can tell a lot about a person by convincing them to let you into their home and look around for awhile. Oof, did that sound weird-creepy? That was weird-creepy. Let me start over. I’m not a particularly material girl (I don’t hold onto a lot of stuff, Marie Kondo would be very bored here)Continue reading “Tsumaranai Mono (aka Trivial Things)”

My Favorite Mask-Takes

I’ve done a couple of safe-cations in our current pandemic climate, and hope to do a few more over the next year or so (yes, I’m prepared to safe-cation for as long as it takes). So inevitably, I am going to be out there, wearing my mask and encountering other people wearing their masks. AndContinue reading “My Favorite Mask-Takes”

Have Hearing Loss, Will Travel

Deaf people can do anything hearing people can do, except hear. Dr. I. King Jordan I grew up not being bothered too much with the world around me; the more exciting stuff was going on in my head. I trusted that, if it was ever really important, my sister and parents would steer me inContinue reading “Have Hearing Loss, Will Travel”

Let us go then, you and I

That old adage about it not being about the destination but the journey, that’s me. Wandering is where my joy lives. Unplanned, spontaneous, ambling, twisting, serendipitous journeys are my definition of a day well spent … or a week … or an extra few days because I’ve missed my flight due to being distracted byContinue reading “Let us go then, you and I”