For the video version of this essay, scroll to the bottom for a YouTube link. One of my students asked me a question. She asked, “Why do people have hobbies?” And I started writing a reply, but it’s a complicated question. The concept of hobbies is relatively new. There was a time when survival wasContinue reading “Why do we have hobbies?”
There are so many things I’d like to do; that I’d like to accomplish. And I think it’s time to start doing them. I don’t have to plan it all. I don’t think I can plan it all. It’s sort of like when my parents were first in business. They were in their late twenties.Continue reading “Always Moving Forward”
I just received the Rocketbook Core (formerly known as the Rocketbook Everlast), a notebook with reusable pages, erasable with water and a microfiber cloth. With the help of the Rocketbook app, the notebook’s pages can be quickly scanned (photographed) and uploaded to Google Drive, along with a typed version of the document. The pages canContinue reading “Initial Review of the Rocketbook Core Reusable Notebook”
Today I experimented with using Google Docs (a Google Drive app) to convert handwritten documents into text. After running 6 trials, I found that the app: Prefers smaller to larger print (My “small” handwriting is actually medium-sized. I tend to write large.) Can handle lined paper as long as the lines are lighter than theContinue reading “Using a Google Drive App to Convert Handwriting into Text”
Name-calling is hurtful. We all know that. So why do we hurt ourselves by assigning labels to our behaviors; our very thoughts? Why do we place ourselves in categories, and rank ourselves among movements? It’s a form of self-destruction; or self-protection as we huddle behind a gossamer wall. So what led me down this path?Continue reading “Limiting ourselves with self-imposed labels”
One bad decisionrarely defines a life. Dwelling on bad decisionscreates a life of its own. –Carol Fullerton-Samsel Illustration by KELLEPICS with Pixabay.
Oscillating water fills my bell.Bobbing and tumbling; no crashing waves;Only a steady push, like a mother prodding a childToward unknown relatives.Or guiding a sleepy toddler to bed,A glass of wine waiting on the counter. A silty fog. Sand scraping my crown.Suspended at shore, I glimpse a new land,Freckled pink and orange; those lost before. IContinue reading “Bereavement for Jellyfish”
The second edition of The Clones of Langston has just been released. It is available through Amazon ($9.95 paperback) and Barnes and Noble ($10.95 paperback). When cloned workers are abandoned by a biological research corporation, they form their own society. As the facility housing them erodes, they discover a challenging new world—our own.