Category Archives: Personal
I live in such a typical suburb. I thought I would give you a slice of life from around the neighbourhood. On one side we have an empty house. A recently-divorced professional woman bought the house about 15 years ago.
Thanks to everyone who finds and reads this post! I feel quite restored since the depths of February – for lots of reasons: Spending time outdoors after a long winter Fully recovered from a couple of sports injuries All phases
Hello Readers, thank you for being here! My life has been so calm I thought I would report on a few months of activities in one go. So much is going well. One thing isn’t. We haven’t seen Rom’s parents
[NOTE: long and nerdy read!] When I was a kid, my family home was on a lake shore. The property was bounded by a brook and forested on three sides. I knew the names of wildflowers, trees, insects, birds, fish
We had a big change at the Exacting House this month. Rom retired from his job! He had been increasingly unhappy there and knew he wouldn’t stay another 8 years to age 65. He saved half his take-home pay “FIRE-style”
I keep memories! My photos are digital and I stopped buying souvenirs when I travel. But I keep lots of mementos of special times. Mostly paper. During my first year of Covid restrictions, I loved catching up on home tasks
I love watching YouTube videos that show planners and bullet journals being set up and filled in. I kept a long-hand journal from about age 10 to age 30, and I always expected to return to journaling someday. Since that
Hi everyone; I’ve missed hearing from you, and I hope you are as well as possible during these times. I am relying on my American readers to play whatever big or small role you can in restoring democracy and kindness.