2020 Year End Review: A New Beginning

Pandemic aside, 2020 was a year of real progress for me in my pivot away from advertising and toward archaeology. Archaeology? This time last year it was Shakespeare/literature, and I was looking into master’s programs,…

A New Planner (Or, 2021 Here I Come)

A couple posts ago I talked about my planner, and how I’m ecologically against buying a new partly plastic planner every year when my refillable leather planner folio has been going strong for 30 years…

Work in Progress

A batch of sunflowers volunteered in the flowerpot by our front door, and I feel very much like this bloom. I’m not yet fully formed, but I’m on my way. It’s been a meandering journey…

No Book No Problem

The other morning I had an appointment for routine service on my car. However, in the rush to get everyone out the door I’d forgotten to pack a book or anything to work on while…

20:20 Vision?

Time for a look back on 2019 and a look ahead at 2020. In 2019 I saw 12 live plays, which is more than I thought I would see. Three were for a college class,…

A Day in the Life

Just in case you think an older student has an easier time focusing on schoolwork, here’s what today looked like. I had the whole day mapped out and on the whiteboard: an early morning walk,…

Things are getting real

After years of playing at being a student through online courses, I’m now an actual student, taking a 3-unit college course online at San Diego City College. In fact, today I went to the campus…