19 for 2019: #16 Actively Seek Joy

Last Thursday, I boarded a southbound Amtrak train from Oakland to San Diego early in the morning for a getaway I'd been looking forward to for a while--a long ride down most of the length of the state, a relatively unplanned couple of days, and a long ride back, with not much else to do … Continue reading 19 for 2019: #16 Actively Seek Joy

19 for 2019: #15 Manas Ait

It was right around this very time last year that I was drafting my 19 for 2019, and was starting to stretch a little for ideas. It was also right around this time last year that I was at an annually recurring program I do for my job that carries on a thirty-ish year tradition … Continue reading 19 for 2019: #15 Manas Ait

19 for 2019: #14 Purge Clothes, Jackets, Scarves, Etc.

My Proclivity for harboring a bulging closet of clothes, jackets, scarves, shoes, bags, and other accessories is deeply rooted in the countless hours I spent wandering yard sales and thrift stores as a child. By the time I was a teenager, thrift store finds, actually at thrift store prices before the needle moved to vintage, … Continue reading 19 for 2019: #14 Purge Clothes, Jackets, Scarves, Etc.

19 for 2019: #13 Reclaim Your Personal Email Account

Thinking about keeping up with my personal email account, especially when most of my waking hours are dominated by the tyranny of my work inbox, makes me think of that classic scene in the Money Pit where Shelley Long and Tom Hanks, after a difficult day figuring out that "fixer upper," was an understatement on … Continue reading 19 for 2019: #13 Reclaim Your Personal Email Account