Tag Archives: Friends

Fire in the Hole!

Well, fire in the pit, to be more accurate. Our latest home-improvement project has been getting the fire pit installed. It took me a little while to decide that yes, I really did want to dig a hole right in … Continue reading

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Gratitude

“It felt like springtime on this February morning…” After a brief flirtation with winter, the usual springy Portland February has resumed. I was surprised how happy it made me when I stepped out of the house Tuesday morning to find … Continue reading

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2012

BBCAmerica is advertising their broadcast of the BAFTAs tomorrow night, which means it’s been a year since our trip to London! We flew out a year ago today, in fact. And Valentine’s Day rolling around again reminds me of the … Continue reading

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What I Was Doing

…instead of RIPping. To the shock of all–none more than myself–I failed almost entirely to participate in RIP VII. I read the books–I even read Dracula, finally! (Short take: much more readable than expected. Whyever did I put it off … Continue reading

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Perfect Weekend

(I was slow to get this proofed and posted–the “last weekend” I refer to is Oct. 19-21.) I haven’t bragged on the joys of life in Portland for a while, so I hope you’ll indulge me as I report on … Continue reading

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Bhaloidam

2011 has been an ugly, trying year. Globally, we’ve lurched from crisis to calamity to tragedy. There are too many to list, but the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the shootings in Norway, and the London riots stand out for … Continue reading

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No More Kings

…but that doesn’t mean we don’t still have princesses–I mean, even Lady Liberty wears a diadem! So I thought I’d show you the birthday tiara I made for my dear friend Rachel’s birthday this year. I don’t think you’re ever … Continue reading

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Revisiting Books

First, a note that I was feeling highly self-critical last week for not participating in Ada Lovelace Day, when I had such a great experience with it last year. I just didn’t have anything prepared or anyone in mind yet … Continue reading

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Friends Old and New

Breaking news: the next Flavia de Luce adventure is out! The Weed That Strings the Hangman’s Bag was published in the US on March 9th. As I tweeted earlier this week: “Woo hoo, Flavia’s back!! And yes, I put myself … Continue reading

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Deirdra Kiai

Today is Ada Lovelace Day 2010, and the woman in technology whom I’ve chosen to celebrate is Deirdra Kiai, a video game developer, programmer, blogger, and musician in Vancouver, B.C. Deirdra is a friend of mine * and that fact … Continue reading

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