Cats · Nature

0 + 4 Weeks: Life with Raji and Camellias

I'm very happy to say that Raji's transport to the vet on Friday was smoother than I dared hope for. It only took several weeks of stoic patience (on my part) and routine before-meals petting and brushing PLUS one week of frequently feeding him in the new large hard plastic kennel PLUS dosing him with… Continue reading 0 + 4 Weeks: Life with Raji and Camellias


A Few Things You Need to Know About Me #MondayBlogs

Hello, dear Reader, and Happy Monday (or whatever day upon which you are reading this).  I thought it would be good to share a few things you should know about me.  Now, if you've been following my blog for a long time, maybe these items won't surprise you.  If you're new to my blog, these… Continue reading A Few Things You Need to Know About Me #MondayBlogs

Writing about writing

A New Year Begins …

Well, it began several hours ago (or longer depending on where YOU live).  And how did I spend the first day of the new year?  Cleaning, doing laundry, reading blog posts, making dal for dinner.  You know, fun stuff.  (Well, making dal is fun in part because I use a slow-cooker.) But perhaps the biggest,… Continue reading A New Year Begins …


Internet and Hyperconnectivity

My conversation with Rajiv on hyperconnectivity continues.  I began to comment and once again found myself going on at length.  Here's part of my comment to Rajiv's post: "I'm starting to wonder if there is generational difference with hyperconnectivity.  I grew up without computers, without even remote-controlled TV (in fact, our first TV was black… Continue reading Internet and Hyperconnectivity

Books · Cats · Reading · Technology · Writing

Things Are In the Saddle

These lines--Things are in the saddle, And ride mankind--should be familiar to any college student who had to read early American literature.  These are lines that, when I first read them, I didn't quite understand them.  It was the late 1980s and while my husband and I were starting to tread carefully into personal computer… Continue reading Things Are In the Saddle