It’s the time of year when people tend to look back and choose their favorites in media in the past 12 months. I haven’t seen that many movies this year; my husband and son don’t like to go to movies, and it gets hard to make arrangements with friends, and I’m usually not motivated to … More My Top 3 Movie Surprises of 2022
Happy Lunar New Year everyone! I’m referring to the start of the new year celebrated in many countries in East Asia, often known as Chinese New Year. I’m a little late since Monday, February 1 was Lunar New Year’s eve and Tuesday, February 2 was the start of the New Year itself. However, in Asia … More Welcoming the Year of the Tiger and the Possibility in a Pink Purse
We had an unusual start to the first work day in 2022––some rare North Carolina snow! It doesn’t often snow in the Triangle area, so it always seems clean and fresh and magical when it does. And this was a very convenient snow, because it didn’t start until around 11 AM (that is, not interfering … More A Fresh Start to 2022
May we all find inner joy, at least at some point, on all our days in 2022, regardless of what the outer circumstances may be.
A lot of us couldn’t agree on a lot of things this year. If there is anything we could agree on, maybe it would be that a 22-year-old black female poet was the surprise hit of the 2021 Inauguration. Well, it wasn’t a surprise to me, but prior to Amanda Gorman’s appearance at the Inaugration, … More Let’s Ring in the New Year with Amanda Gorman’s New Years Poem
These are the remains of the scones that got devoured warm out of the oven before I took a picture of them. But they were a circle of eight pieces originally. This is the third of my recent posts about looking back over the past year. That is because last year on March 14, 2020, … More Happy Pi Day