Graduation 2021 Ideas

Will there be in person Graduations in 2021?

Early reports say sometimes yes, and sometimes no. But there are still ways to celebrate your graduate and show them how proud you are of their accomplishment no matter the state of the world. Continue reading

Goodbye 2020 Don’t Let The Door Hit Ya

Goodbye 2020.

We are done. I am over you. I will never look back on you with fondness. I’m breaking up with you forever… 2020 you were the worst year ever! Okay, that might be a stretch. I’m sure there were years that were seriously terrible in comparison. How about… 2020 you were certainly the weirdest and most annoying year ever. Continue reading

Promises Kept

It’s been 14 years. I’ve kept my promise. It’s important that once you swear to something that you stand by your word. Promises kept. I keep my promises.

Remember a long time ago, before technology, when it wasn’t easy to be traced? When a snow day meant gathering at your friend’s house, the friend where both parents worked, and drinking hot chocolate while making really stupid crank phone calls? It was great! Continue reading

Covid-19 Masks You Are Doing It Wrong

Covid-19 masks – you are doing it wrong!

“The average person touches their face two or three thousand times a day… three to five times every minute. In between that we’re touching doorknobs, water fountains, and each other.” Dr. Erin Mears | Contagion

Stop. Touching. Your. Face.

Look, I get it. I don’t think there is a single person who actually enjoys wearing a face mask, whether it be a homemade reusable washable cloth mask, a disposable medical style mask, a super duper N95 mask or a simple two layer bandanna wrapped around the head. Nobody likes it. Continue reading

Sparking My Joy With Marie Kondo

I admit it. I don’t own any Marie Kondo’s books, not even the original The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing that changed the world. But thanks to the internet, I have been reading the tidying journeys of others, drinking the KonMarie Method koolaid and it is indeed a life changer. It sparks joy. Indeed.

But even joy has it’s downfalls. Or, better put, it’s struggles. Continue reading

The Secrets Of A Maze Maker

The Secrets Of A Maze Maker

It is done. In pencil sketch form, at least, and ready for inking. My third maze puzzle and coloring book featuring whimsical sea life is finally complete, transferred from my brain to actual paper, and I am ready to reveal the secrets of a maze maker artist at work. Continue reading

Happy New Year Y2K 20 Years Later

Happy New Year Y2K 20 Years Later

It’s hard to believe that it’s been 20 years since the Y2K hysteria of December 31st, 1999. Happy New Year! We didn’t die!

Now, you can easily search for the old news reports about the Millennium Bug and read why computer systems were, or were not, going to implode at the stroke of midnight, thrusting all of mankind into a new Dark Ages amid a Y2K apocalypse. This, however, is a more personal story of one small person tasked with testing and patching office computers in the months leading up to Y2K and The End Of The World. Continue reading