Eleven people in my 800 sq. ft. condo? Six in the dining room, five in the living room, and everyone in the sardine can. Should be interesting. 😬 πŸ˜†

Back and white photo of our dining room table, moved to the middle of the floor and preset for this evening’s festivities. Let the chaos begin…

Whether you’re already there or still awaiting the moments, here’s hoping you enjoy the day however you choose to celebrate.

Peace, best wishes, and Happy Holidays. πŸŽ„πŸŽ

Selfie of my reflection in a spherical orange Christmas ornament, surrounded by white lights, garland, and other smaller ornaments on the window ledge. In my reflection I’m peeking out from behind the phone and giving the peace sign.

Pale Blue Dot, by Carl Sagan.

In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves.

This incredible human being lived his life on this “mote of dust, suspended in a sunbeam”. This was his most powerful lesson. His most powerful message. But also, his most powerful hope for humanity. It’s up to us to heed his words, and keep that hope alive.

Thank you, Professor Sagan.

An Open Letter to Those Who Need to Find Motivation Today

Remember, you are not defined by this moment of struggle. You are defined by your resilience, your ability to push through, to rise from setbacks, and to keep going. The journey may be challenging, and the steps may be small, but as long as you are moving forward, you are making progress.

I needed to read this, more than once.

Voyager 1 stops communicating with Earth

Voyager 1 is currently the farthest spacecraft from Earth at about 15 billion miles (24 billion kilometers) away, while its twin Voyager 2 has traveled more than 12 billion miles (20 billion kilometers) from our planet. Both are in interstellar space and are the only spacecraft ever to operate beyond the heliosphere, the sun’s bubble of magnetic fields and particles that extends well beyond the orbit of Pluto.

It took 46 years to travel that far. How small we truly are.

It’s December 1st, so ’tis another season for my ritualistic listens of Carol of the Bells by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. 🀘🎸

Yes, listen is plural.

Clean bedding, clean pyjamas, and clean me. I make no apologies for being unreservedly fucking happy about this.

The moment you know you’re a typography nerd: you have a bitch-fest about title-case words starting with regular capital letters, and the rest of the word in italics.

Thank you for listening to my TED rant.


I miss my dad.

Continue reading β†’

Wishing a very Happy Thanksgiving to my American friends who choose to celebrate. Otherwise enjoy your downtime in whatever way brings you the most joy.