Category SLICE O’ LIFE BITS

The Census Sensibility Bit

“Where were you in ‘62?” That’s what movie posters for the 1973 classic American Graffiti asked back in the day. Easy answer for me: wasn’t around yet, but love the film! Here we are in 2020 (because we have to be…) and, as our Constitution requires every ten years, we in the US are getting […]

The Marking the Day Bit

We’ve probably all been establishing new habits in these Covidian times, right? I sure have – but I’ve also noticed one long-standing habit has all but disappeared. I don’t check my calendar each morning anymore. Because my schedule – is – open. I do still flip over the wall calendar page every month just to […]

The Tree of Heaven Bit

Summertime greetings! Okay, so I’m deciding right here to make this my final post that features a view from my window! I mean, I’m hoping three prior squirrel-related posts wasn’t already excessive. And Dorothy’s sentiment in the Wizard of Oz movie is nice and everything – but I’ve now had three months to look for […]

The Transition Mission Bit

Greetings again from me and my now longtime squirrel-buds! As the world gradually reopens out there (with mixed results here in the States…), I’m still pretty much sticking to home. No, not because of my gray roots. Okay, not only because of my gray roots. I think this squirrel and I both just prefer to […]

The Boldly Staying Put Bit

Greetings, all!  Hope this finds you healthy and hanging in there! As these necessary distancing days wear on, I’ve settled into a routine of alternately exercising, apartment cleaning (kind of a new experience!), continuing to bond with the squirrel quaranteammates outside and, of course – binge watching stuff.   I’ve been sampling current fare (yes, […]

The Lessons from the Backyard Bit

My, my, my. Last month’s cheery post about a trip to Colorado seems like an age ago.  Now I’m dug in at home, envying the squirrels I see outside my window that can come and go as they please…   But that’s absolutely as it has to be right now!   And maybe there’s some inspiration to […]

The Adventures in Transport Chairing Bit

I can never pass up the opportunity for a good view – and in my travels, I’ve been known to go to pretty great lengths to capture one! If my 89-year-old mum is journeying with me (as regular readers know Mummy often is), she’s always game to go along for an extra ride – quite […]

The ‘Twas (Yet More of) Another Year Bit

Holiday greetings!  And welcome to my annual year end wrap-up inspired by the classic poem “’Twas the Night Before Christmas” – here we go! As the year and the decade both come to a close, I’m opting for poetry over plain prose! Looking back, ’twas an eventful annum of fun – With traditions continued and […]

The Picture (Plu)perfect Bit

Ah, photo management in the digital age!  Life is so easy now that we can fill the ether with edited and annotated snaps! Trouble is I still have a gigantic storage box full of hopelessly disorganized media from other ages.  Included in this herd of Kodachrome cats are frayed photographs, 35mm slides, and negatives of […]

The Bit in “Plane” View

I just love a good view – from the higher up the better! Earlier this year when I flew from LA to New York, I took advantage of the opportunity to grab a few high elevation shots along the way! Afterwards, I was inspired to take a stroll through my photo collection in search of […]