Trip Down Memory Lane: Wayne’s World

Earlier tonight, we finished off some dijon mustard. As I put the empty jar in the recycling bin, I thought to myself: “Pardon me, Do you have any grey poupon?” And then I started laughing. I know I’m dating myself, but it actually makes me sad to think about how many young people have never …

Would You Leave the Workforce?

Eons ago, we watched Ali Wong’s standup routine on Netflix, Baby Cobra. Without giving too much away, she had some funny parts (I thought) about wanting to leave the workforce. “Housewives” she said, “are geniuses.” I laughed, very hard. (Z not so much.) Around that time, I’d also had a conversation with a couple of …

Baby Crabs Scuttling in a Tidal Pool

We went for a walk last weekend, and saw hundreds of little crabs – some of them were likely babies or newly hatched, and some were likely hermit crabs. Here’s a video of a couple of the ones I saw, as a reminder: get out there and enjoy nature!  

Unobservant California Driver

Driving home from dinner last night, Z noticed a particularly erratic driver behind us, in a little Volkswagen Golf. Z: “Oh man, he has California plates. Not from around here.” On Sundays, the right lane of many busy streets in Vancouver becomes a parking lane – you can’t stop there during the week, but evenings …

Great Dog Beds for Older Dogs

Our pride and joy turned 7 this week. 7! Which is roughly 54, in dog years. This past year, he’s slowed down. While he still loves running and fetching, after a long walk in the woods chasing sticks, he needs time to recover, and his hips are stiff for at least a day after.¬†We’re thinking …

Egg Hunting for Adults

Hey guys, I’m still here. You might be wondering where I’ve been these past couple of months. Well, in my attempt to “focus”, I cut out almost everything that wasn’t absolutely necessary, including blogging. Sometimes, when you’re working on something big, you just don’t have the capacity to do much else. I wish I could …

So About that New Year’s Resolution

Happy New Year Everyone! I love New Year’s. I love the challenge of moving forward, of setting new goals for yourself, of the possibility of reinvention and the promise of continual improvement. It’s also at New Year’s that I reflect, and think about where I was last New Year’s Eve, or the one before, or …