A river, back yard critters, online stores, the creative community, and yours truly...
Hi! How's your week going so far? I burned the back of my neck walking to pick up my youngest kiddo from school today (I had long hair for most of the past decade and although it's been shorter for almost two years now, apparently I still forget to sunscreen back there until the first … Continue reading Mel’s Monday Musings: April 22, 2019
A fire briefly unites the world
Hi! It's been a Monday over here, so instead of the weightier topics I considered for tonight's post, I thought I'd do a round-up of "good stuff on the internet." Please feel free to comment and add your own! Humor/Entertainment: Nathan Pyle's "Strange Planet" comic series is giving me life on Instagram. It's a wholesome, … Continue reading Mel’s Monday Musings: April 8, 2019
Mary Poppins Returns, and dubious morality
Today, I just wanted to drop a few positive things here, and I invite you to do the same! What's made you smile lately? My list: -Season 3 of Queer Eye -- seriously, go watch it! It's such a feel-good show in an era of pettiness, manufactured outrage, and toxicity. (Also, you need to see … Continue reading Mel’s Monday Musings: March 18, 2019
Have you ever experienced hiraeth?
I devoured the Kingfountain series by Jeff Wheeler, and am now plowing through the related Harbinger series. In Book 4, one of the characters (can't say which; no spoilers!) dropped several truths in a few short paragraphs of a letter, and I'd like to share that passage (with spoilers omitted). Maybe you'll find some of … Continue reading The Same River Twice: Unexpected Truths
I just learned that my still-feels-new town is one of the least politically divisive places in America -- not that it's not full of staunch Republicans and Democrats, because of course it is! but these party lines tend to not become interpersonal stonewalls. Partisanship doesn't regulate friendship very often here. (Most people keep their politics … Continue reading Mel’s Monday Musings: March 4, 2019