Appropriate social distancing with a bunch of inappropriate frogs

Appropriate social distancing with a bunch of inappropriate frogs

We tried to socially distance ourselves Sunday afternoon at the Navarino State Wildlife Area, but we ran into a loud bunch of amorous Anura amphibians -- frogs for those who aren't making a pretentious, alliterative jump. We heard them before we saw them and I found myself thoroughly charmed, until our resident biologist pointed out [...]

The lost art of boredom

The lost art of boredom

I haven't been bored in more than a decade and I think that's a real shame. Have you? Good, old-fashioned, listening-to-the-clock-tic-toc-and-wondering-if-the-hands-are-moving-at-all boredom leads to all kinds of wonderful things like innovation, introspection, art, music, poetry and, occasionally, a ridiculously clean and well-organized bedroom. I'd like to be so bored one day that I pull out [...]

Pure & Weary take on the amendments

Pure & Weary take on the amendments

A highlight of our recent trip to Los Angeles was the morning we spent working crew for a Pure & Weary production. With Vince operating the boom and me monitoring the camera, we spent a pleasant, though somewhat exhausting, morning watching them work. We still don't know what a "best boy" or "key grip" is, [...]

My favorite picture — the girls (You’ll see what I did there)

My favorite picture — the girls (You’ll see what I did there)

Wednesday morning began smugly for me as I strolled out of my house with a full schedule of appointments, work, yoga and some socializing ahead. I especially felt pleased with myself about my 8:20 appointment for my way overdue mammogram. My procrastination in the face of so many friends and family members who battled breast [...]