I want to talk about Dr. Li Wenliang (李文亮)

First, a little background:   On December 30, 2019, Dr. Li Wenliang messaged his classmates alerting them to what he referred to as “confirmed diagnoses of 7 cases of SARS.” It was not yet known that the cases Dr. Li

An Introvert’s Guide to Staying the F#$% Home

We know now that in order not to overwhelm our healthcare system and hospitals, anyone who is able to, should do their best to self-quarantine. Staying at home as much as we can is a matter of social responsibility to

Stephen Colbert and Anderson Cooper on Grief

I’m staying in as much as possible to do my part in helping to curb the spread of Covid-19. Found a YouTube gem today. Little silver linings.

A snippet from every book I read so far in 2020

I used to post a lot of first lines and final lines, but have fallen off since last year. I’m finally accepting that– for me– attempting to update on preset days (see also Poetry Ptuesday, which doesn’t even alliterate for

An abbreviated survival guide to gloomy, rainy days

Plant Stand Part 3 of 3!!!

Yesterday the saga came to a conclusion. Here is part one and part two of the snail’s pace progress I made over the last few weeks. I didn’t work on it over the weekend. It actually says Cambodian Rock Band,

Plant Stand Part 2 of 3!

Remember when I sketched a lot of plant stand configurations trying to optimize my plant storage? As of today, construction has begun. It took no joke eons to get someone to cut this 12ft plank down to the lengths I

Poetry Ptuesday: Heart of Silk by Federico Garcia Lorca

My heart of silk is filled with lights, with lost bells, with lilies and bees. I will go very far, farther than those hills, farther than the seas, close to the stars, To beg Christ the Lord to give back

You guys, I’m trying to build a plant stand…

…inspired by a wardrobe rack that my cousin Corinne built herself years ago (see her guest post on her trip to Italy here!), and it’s hecking hard! The entire piece is 5 feet long by 1 foot deep and 6

Lizzo and Harry Styles: A Friendship of Radiance and Talent

Part One: Harry Styles covers “Juice” in the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge on December 18, 2019 Part Two: Lizzo and Harry perform “Juice” at The Fillmore Miami Beach on January 30, 2020 Part Three: Lizzo covers “Adore You” in

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