Category Archive: Pastimes

Small Kindesses

By Danusha Laméris I’ve been thinking about the way, when you walk down a crowded aisle, people pull in their legs to let you by. Or how strangers still say “bless you” when… Continue reading

I like poetry

You Can’t Have It All But you can have the fig tree and its fat leaves like clown hands gloved with green. You can have the touch of a single eleven-year-old finger on… Continue reading


Today I ended up home alone, so I searched high and low on the Internet for things to cheer me up. First of all, I found this great post at Barking Up the… Continue reading

Bucket List

I’m not planning on dying any time soon, but I have felt the need to write a bucket list recently. I’m kind of curious as to what would be on it since I’ve… Continue reading


Another day, another school thing to cook for. This week it was Harmony Day. Every kid had to bring a food related to their family’s country of origin. Luckily my father in law… Continue reading


I am completely hooked on the Serial podcasts. Every week we hear more of the story of Adnan and Hae and Jay. I am impressed at how well the story is structured. The… Continue reading

A Blog Post

My Over 40 Style Blog page is the most popular page on this site, and one of my rules is that I remove blogs from this list that have more than one post… Continue reading


I like keeping a list of relaxation ideas because whenever the urge to relax hits, I always forget what to do. Go for a walk outside with an audiobook or music. Swim. Do… Continue reading

Message in a bottle

Why am I doing this? Not because I expect to be wildly popular. This is for me, and for Im. I always meant to write her notes in case I was hit by… Continue reading