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2021-09-20: It’s been a good writing day. Amazing what happens when I don’t fritter my time away with errands …

2021-09-20: Smells Fishy Read: Substack reaches for the stars as Chuck Palahniuk and Salman Rushdie sign up to publish …

2021-09-19: Liked: Nasa’s ambitious plan to save Earth from a supervolcano

2021-09-18: Currently (Re)Reading: Tiamat’s Wrath (The Expanse (8)) by James S. A. Corey 📚 There are …

2021-09-17: Liked: neal.fun It is indeed, fun!

2021-09-16: Liked: Backyard Squirrel Maze 1.0- Ninja Warrior Course 🐿!

2021-09-16: 📍 Myrtle Edwards Park, Seattle WA

2021-09-16: Pom25 I wrote my first shell script yesterday, and it won’t be my last. Using the Linux command line …

2021-09-15: I have three invites to literal.club. Hit me up if you want one. 📚

2021-09-15: Picking out fabric for our couch. Beach colors! 🌊

2021-09-14: O weighted blanket, where have you been my whole life? 🛌

2021-09-14: 📍 South Lake Union

2021-09-12: Went to my first in-person D&D game since January 2020. 🥰 So great!

2021-09-11: Remembering 9/11 On 9/11, I was 22 years old. I woke up to P shaking my shoulder. He said, “Planes keep crashing into …

2021-09-10: It’s raining! 🌧 ❤️ 🌧❤️

2021-09-09: 📍 Elliott Bay, Seattle WA

2021-09-07: September Nights

2021-09-07: Enjoying our morning coffee at the Sculpture Park ☕️ 🍂

2021-09-06: Farewell, O novelty T-shirts that are too worn out or too weird to wear in public. 😭 Alas, I need …

2021-09-06: I thoroughly enjoyed Rick and Morty season 5. 🚀

2021-09-06: “Cable is expensive and stupid. Why can’t I pay for just what I want without all these …

2021-09-05: My Sunday night B-Movie extravaganza continues with: 🎥 Death Rink “It’s Roller boogie meets Friday …

2021-09-05: Watching: 🎥 Gamera vs Guiron Flying turtle Gamera spins to the far side of the sun where he meets a …

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2021-09-04: Currently Reading: Warrior Wench (The Asarlaí Wars) (Volume 1) by Marie Andreas 📚 I’m iffy on …

2021-09-04: Book Notes: The Scout Mindset Finished Reading: The Scout Mindset: Why Some People See Things Clearly and Others Don’t by …

2021-09-03: We took the bus to Silver Platters to pick up the new Iron Maiden album for Patrick. He found this …

2021-09-03: These dutch apple pancakes were tasty and easy to make. Thanks for the inspiration @miraz and …

2021-09-02: Outrage Slots To be read in the style of an infomercial. There’s so much in our world to be outraged about! …

2021-09-02: I’ve been late to three appointments this month because I can’t seem to keep track of …

2021-09-01: Currently Reading: The Linux Command Line: A Complete Introduction by William E. Shotts Jr. 📚

2021-08-30: The Data: Local covid infections are at an all-time high. Our Starbucks: We opened our seating area! …

2021-08-30: The Great Wheel, Seattle WA 📍

2021-08-29: My favorite Hawaii Five-O tropes: Criminals quickly confess. McGarrett “shouts” a wounded perp to …

2021-08-29: This watch face amuses me because the icons serve no purpose.

2021-08-28: The Seaplanes of South Lake Union

2021-08-27: Our washlet broke. Chaos! Heartbreak! You’ve ruined me, Toto. I cannot return to pooping like a …

2021-08-26: My heroine is in peril and I’m full of imagination-angst. eeeeeeeee! 😬 😂 Fun times.

2021-08-22: Hardware I’m currently admiring: Frame.Work laptops The PineNote e-ink tablet Those …

2021-08-22: I’m enjoying the cooler weather this week. It’s nice to have a break from the heat!

2021-08-22: Currently Reading: A Farewell to Arms (Scribner Classics) by Ernest Hemingway 📚 I was blown up …

2021-08-21: Turnover day at Pier 66

2021-08-20: Finished Reading: The Field Guide to Dumb Birds of North America (Bird Books, Books for Bird Lovers, …

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2021-08-19: Looking for an analysis of covid breakthrough cases? This MIT article is helpful. A breakthrough …

2021-08-18: I’m writing a short story set in the 1960s, but I don’t have a feel for marriage/gender norms of …

2021-08-18: Liked: How to help our Afghan Allies.

2021-08-16: Finished (Re)Reading: The Road by Cormac McCarthy 📚 Go ahead, Cormac McCarthy. Pluck out my heart, …

2021-08-16: New Post: Authors, Please Don’t Do This Why am I getting duplicate email from the authors I …

2021-08-15: Liked: This dad makes teddies with health conditions to help children with medical disorders Toys …

2021-08-15: Cruising in these Covid Times 🛳 We’ve been looking at options for a covid-safe fall vacation and we’ve been finding limited supply, …

2021-08-13: Currently Reading: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury 📚 He felt his body divide itself into a hotness …

2021-08-12: Summer Nights 🌚

2021-08-12: Finished Reading: Brave New World by Aldous Huxley 📚 I don’t want comfort. I want God, I want …

2021-08-11: My Theory of Cities I have a theory of Seattle. Perhaps it’s a theory of cities in general? My theory is that most …

2021-08-11: The Half-Swanson In the wake of the revelation that Apple is scanning my photos on behalf of third parties I’ve …

2021-08-11: 🎃 Current Mood 🎃

2021-08-09: Read: Apple is trying to redefine what it means to violate your privacy. We must not let it. Tim is …

2021-08-09: Today I am grateful for: Cooler weather Grocery delivery Leggings (so comfy!) Work I enjoy Morning …

2021-08-09: 2021-08-07: Bothered by The Stand Writing Journal We’re halfway through the recent CBS adaptation of Stephen King’s The …

2021-08-08: Finished Reading: While Justice Sleeps: A Novel by Stacey Abrams 📚 The premise (Supreme court …

2021-08-08: 2021-08-07: Writing Journal Writing Journal The real University, he said, has no specific location. It owns no property, pays …

2021-08-07: 2021-08-07 Writing Journal Writing Journal At the start of each of my Emerald City Spies novels, Seattle speaks in the …

2021-08-06: Looks at Apple privacy Looks at Android privacy Hmm…. Carrier pigeon, anyone? Maybe we can get a …

2021-08-05: 📍 South Lake Union, Seattle WA

2021-08-04: It's All Just Water In her fabulous book of essays, Trick Mirror, Jia Tolentino describes the perils of our current …

2021-08-04: Emerald City Comicon tickets just went on sale. I have a feeling this year’s costume will …

2021-08-03: In case you’re curious how long it takes to stop your fingers from auto-opening Twitter after you …

2021-08-02: Watching: Destroy All Planets 🎥 When squid aliens from outer space capture a pair of boy scouts …

2021-08-01: Collected Readings on Social Media & Smartphone Abstention Assorted readings on the web. Jonathan Franzen is Fine With It I Get Better Sleep: The people who …

2021-08-01: Collected Readings on Social Media Criticism Recommended reading. (Books) You Are Not a Gadget by Jaron Lanier How to do Nothing: Resisting the …

2021-07-29: A new arrival to Port 66: the Silver Muse. She’s a pretty little thing compared to the obscenely …

2021-07-27: 2021-07-27 Writing Journal Writing Journal I have three stories all muscling their way forward right now. It’s fun to …

2021-07-26: I ♥️ this city.

2021-07-26: Currently Reading: The Mafia At War - Allied Collusion with the Mob by Tim Newark 📚 Prevented from …

2021-07-24: Hmm. Our new neighbors seem a teensy bit full of themselves. I’m tempted to add an extra moon to …

2021-07-23: New Post: Refurbishing an E31 Thinkstation

2021-07-22: The Blue Hour

2021-07-21: 2021-07-21 Writing Journal Writing Journal Writers are often whacked with the reminder that “plumbers don’t get …

2021-07-20: 2021-07-20 Writing Journal Ah, city sounds. Waking up to a screaming car alarm isn’t ideal, but after a year of creepy …

2021-07-19: It’s been a thrilling evening of compressed air blasts, diagnostic USBs, thermal paste, …

2021-07-19: 2021-07-09 - Writing Journal Writing Journal I woke up early today. For the last few months I’ve been without a schedule, …

2021-07-17: No Social Media Club The first rule of no-social-media-club is that you shut your yap about no-social media club. For …

2021-07-16: Sniffle Panic We’ve been out and about pretty much continuously since we became “maxxinated” …

2021-07-15: How it started vs. How it’s going. ⌚️

2021-07-15: Woo!⌚️

2021-07-14: Currently Reading: Etiquette & Espionage (Finishing School 1) by Gail Carriger 📚 a lady never …

2021-07-14: Watching: Godzilla: Singular Point 🎥 Legendary animator Eiji Yamamori - best known for his work on …

2021-07-12: It was a chill day at Myrtle Edwards Park. Lots of seabirds fishing.

2021-07-12: Hmm… I got an email saying my Watchy has shipped, but the contents of the email said: Your …

2021-07-10: Bought this dusty thing for $30 at a “fire sale”. Found 16 Gigs of RAM and a 2T hard drive inside. 😱 …

2021-07-09: Black Widow 🕷 I enjoyed Black Widow! Typical Marvelesque plot-flaws aside, we finally got Natasha’s story, and it …

2021-07-08: Finished reading: The Windsor Knot: A Novel (Queen Elizabeth II) by SJ Bennett 📚 Funny, …

2021-07-07: Liked: Japan’s giant 3D ‘Shinjuku cat’ has taken over one of Tokyo’s biggest …

2021-07-07: Today’s award for best construction signage goes to Monorail Espresso. ☕️

2021-07-07: I enjoy perusing Zillow (we’d love to have more space), but every time I try to wrap my head around …

2021-07-06: Finished Reading: Undermined by Ripley Hayes (Daniel Owen Welsh Mysteries Book 1) 📚 Well written …

2021-07-06: Boats boats boats! This is the first cruise ship I’ve seen downtown since 2019, but I didn’t see any …

2021-07-06: Admin Days I like to compress all of my non-writing tasks into two administrative days per month. On the whole, …

2021-07-05: Finished reading: The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel …

2021-07-05: It gets easier.

2021-07-03: Internet Readings: On the Pros & Cons of Email Some collected writings on the subject of email & public accessibility. Why I’m …

2021-07-01: Vegas for Squares It’s strange that I enjoy Vegas as much as I do. I don’t gamble, I rarely drink alcohol, …

2021-06-30: All glory to the hypnotoad?

2021-06-30: I finished reading Dune Messiah. 📚

2021-06-28: 📍 Rail Explorers, Boulder City, NV 🚂 So. Much. Fun!

2021-06-28: 📍 Pinball Hall of Fame, Las Vegas, NV

2021-06-27: SEA ✈️ LAS Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeee…. I’m onna PLANE! I LOVE PLANES! (not drunk, just excited) ☺️

2021-06-24: The Seattle Way I’m working at a coffeeshop today for the first time since the pandemic closed everything …

2021-06-23: Finished reading: Dial A for Aunties by Jesse Q. Sutanto 📚

2021-06-23: The Seattle Central Library is open! 📚Three floors of it, anyway.

2021-06-22:

2021-06-22: 25 Days of Quitting Twitter A journal, presented in its original form. June 1, 2021 I quit Twitter four days ago. The sun is …

2021-06-20: I’m intrigued by Robin Sloan’s proposal to Just Link! About six months ago, I changed …

2021-06-18: Liked: The Formula For An Episode Of Murder, She Wrote I adore Murder She Wrote and don’t find it …

2021-06-18: I went up to Capitol Hill for a haircut and saw a sign that said: It’s a beautiful day in our …

2021-06-16: The Quiet Place Part II was scary and smart. I especially loved how the second movie enhanced the …

2021-06-15: Important information from the Audubon Society: What’s the Difference Between a ‘Borb’ and a …

2021-06-14: It’s raining… But is it raining ENOUGH? 🌧

2021-06-13: There’s been a lot of hubub in the financial news about inflation. And yup, we did the math; …

2021-06-12: Another post-pandemic first: Going to the movies! In the Heights was excellent. I’d planned to …

2021-06-11: At the Market

2021-06-10: Yesterday’s sunset.

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2021-06-05: Liked: Issue 177 : Clarkesworld Magazine - Science Fiction & Fantasy

2021-05-31: Pioneer Square, Seattle.

2021-05-31: Nightclub enthusiasts are weighing in on public health matters. 😂

2021-05-30: Watching: Castlevania Season 4 🎥

2021-05-29: Pike Place Market and Seattle Center were overflowing with tourists today. Tons of shops were open! …

2021-05-29: Local Graffiti 😂

2021-05-27: New Post: Back to Life

2021-05-26: Tonight’s movie: Army of the Dead 🎥 I like Tig Notaro, Dave Bautista, zombies, heists, and Las …

2021-05-26: I’m having one of those “every technology I touch stops working” days. 😩 If a nuclear reactor starts …

2021-05-26: Liked: If You Want to Make It As a Writer, For God’s Sakes, Be Weird

2021-05-26: I enjoyed Deep Work immensely but Cal Newport’s A World Without Email was skippable.

2021-05-24: The road home! Seattle, here we come. 💕

2021-05-21: Nevermore!

2021-05-20: Views of Wyoming, our least populous state. 🗺

2021-05-16: Roadtripping experiences so far: Hotels are squeaky clean with great Covid protocols, most folks are …

2021-05-14: Happy surprises on the road: Tokyo-quality ramen in Orem, Utah. 🗺

2021-05-07: I woke up sore today after getting my second shot. Meanwhile, my immune system is like:

2021-05-05: Reading: Binti by Nnedi Okorafor 📚

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2021-05-03: Today I’m grateful for: Cool air & light rain P handling our grocery shopping An upcoming road …

2021-05-02: I want to use Expounder on my website, but I haven’t thought of a good use for it yet. ☺️

2021-05-02: Liked: John Swartzwelder, Sage of “The Simpsons” Since writing is very hard and rewriting is …

2021-05-02: Tentative Explorations We are easing into the world, antibodies bopping around our bodies like nanobots, invisible yet …

2021-05-01: This is ridiculous and I want one.

2021-04-30: Reading: Fugitive Telemetry (Murderbot #6)

2021-04-29: Cruise News We Can Use I just got this update from Vacations to Go. In a letter to industry leaders last night, the U.S. …

2021-04-29: Springtime views from today’s walk. Lake Union to Ship Canal Trail to the Sculpture Park.

2021-04-28: Liked: I bought every ad I saw on Instagram for a Week

2021-04-28: Outdoor mask wearing has been such a norm in downtown Seattle that as CDC recommendations loosen up …

2021-04-28: Marymoor Park in Redmond, WA

2021-04-26:

2021-04-26: The Strange Economics of Indie Publishing How is selling ebooks like selling bulk goods at Costco? And why are box sets so inexpensive on …

2021-04-26: Coffee of the day!

2021-04-26: Liked: U.S. to Send India Vaccine Materials and Other Aid

2021-04-25: Trees and Rain 🌧

2021-04-22: Liked: Godzilla v Kong AMA

2021-04-21: I’m watching the WeWork documentary because sometimes I like to treat myself. 😜

2021-04-21: Liked: NASA’s Perseverance Mars Rover Extracts First Oxygen From Red Planet – NASA’s Mars …

2021-04-20: Airtags for stalking. Airtags for crime! Airtags for sleuthing. It’ll all be just fine… 🎶

2021-04-19: Updatin’ Linux and enjoying the pacman scroll.

2021-04-18: Activity is returning to the waterfront! 🥰 We ate ice cream in the sun. Life is good.

2021-04-18: Today in Seattle politics: Bureaucrats ban ducks from pond for too much pooping. A mesh fence is …

2021-04-17: The Seattle city council has renamed the Lower Queen Anne neighborhood “Uptown” and I will reject …

2021-04-15: “One Year Closed” signs are popping up on arts venues around the city.

2021-04-14: Veggie shopping at Pike Place Market. 🌽

2021-04-14: Breaking Up with Adobe Dear Adobe Creative Cloud, You gave me nine years of Photoshop. I gave you four thousand dollars. …

2021-04-12: As vaccines begin to roll out... We’re thinking about what we can safely do after we’re vaccinated against Covid, but before herd …

2021-04-10: Cruise ship memories. 🛳

2021-04-09: Today’s book research: Amusing Spanish Language Idioms

2021-04-08: The new Kung Fu series on the CW is off to a strong start. 🤩

2021-04-08: I wrote until 2am and slept in until 11. Lunch is breakfast? Good “morning” micronauts. What are you …

2021-04-05: The Irregulars on Netflix was moderately entertaining TV. It’s a YA-fantasy-horror-Sherlock Holmes …

2021-04-05: Yesterday’s waterfront walk.

2021-04-03: Three Years of Micro.Blog Three years ago this month, I made my first post on Micro.Blog. Happy microblogaversary to me! When …

2021-04-02: Read: Move Slow and Make Things They wrote this as an April Fool’s joke, but I almost wish it was …

2021-04-01: P’s friend took a sleeper train across the Australian outback. 🤩 Obviously I MUST do this someday. …

2021-04-01: Coffee of the day: Vanilla latte from Moore Coffee.

2021-03-31: Suprising no one, I thought Godzilla vs Kong was SO MUCH fun. 🤩 Way better than King of the …

2021-03-31: Guilt-Tripped by a Chalkboard Sign Read: Woman Relieved She No Longer Has To Support Closed Book Store. “Thank God I won’t have to be …

2021-03-30: The Rick and Morty Season 5 Trailer is out. 🚀

2021-03-30: ha ha

2021-03-29: Liked: Walking sharks discovered in the tropics 🦈 “We believe there are more walking shark species …

2021-03-29: If you need a foot-long latex cockroach, a yodeling pickle, or squirrel underpants, we have a store …

2021-03-28: Hmm… Some inner struggles can be extinguished by setting the messy conundrum down on the …

2021-03-28: The city is dressed in pink this week. 🌸

2021-03-26: Hold it Lightly “It’s dark because you are trying too hard. Lightly child, lightly. Learn to do everything lightly. …

2021-03-25: Keep on digging! 😂

2021-03-25: The University of Washington 🌸

2021-03-23: Read: Barnes and Noble rebrands Lenovo tablet as Nook Reader I suppose this could be a competitor …

2021-03-23: Liked: Beware of Chapter-by-Chapter book Critiques

2021-03-22: Progress on the InstaSwear. The gadget that only insults those who provide an authorized RFID card. …

2021-03-22: My favorite financial independence blogger posted for the first time in five years. Living a FI: …

2021-03-17: Coffee of the day! (Turkish latte with cardamom & vanilla bean.)

2021-03-16: Six things I’m grateful for today: Sunlight Black Salt Licorice Time with Patrick (always) Coffee! …

2021-03-16: Liked: The internet didn’t kill counterculture—you just won’t find it on Instagram What does …

2021-03-14: The Heroine’s Journey is one of the most interesting writing books I’ve read in recent years. …

2021-03-11: Spring! 🌸

2021-03-10: I’ve reached the “looking up icky forensic details on the internet” phase of my …

2021-03-10: Liked: First Audio Recording of Sounds on Mars by NASA

2021-03-08: Me: They had a one-night stand. Grammar checker: They had one nightstand? You’re sweet, …

2021-03-08: I’ve done the math. The ideal day to subscribe to a month of HBO Max is March 18th because you can …

2021-03-07: Liked: Everyone Is Beautiful and No One Is Horny Seen today, one of the most striking scenes in …

2021-03-07: I’ve updated my Learning Electronics page with fresh information. ☺

2021-03-07: Learning linux has opened up a whole new world of memes.

2021-03-03: It’s warm enough to drink coffee outside! ☀️ ☕️ ☀️

2021-02-27: Photo of the day: Kopachuck State Park in Gig Harbor, WA

2021-02-25: Photo of the Day: Our Winter Waterfront

2021-02-25: Read: Biden officially undoes Trump’s designation of Seattle as an ‘anarchist jurisdiction’ 🎶 …

2021-02-24: A tip for US book buyers: When buying paperback books from small publishers, order from Barnes & …

2021-02-23: I’m getting serious now. 🧐 Also, my brain hurts.

2021-02-23: Liked: Living Like It’s 99: No Social Media, No Smartphone I will share with you my …

2021-02-23: I enjoy Drew Gooden’s Youtube videos. He’s like a millennial Andy Rooney. Link: The guys who turned …

2021-02-23: Wandavision is sooo boring, but I thoroughly enjoyed Sonic the Hedgehog. I shall make my peace with …

2021-02-22: In the heavy winter gloom, sometimes… the sun breaks through!

2021-02-21: A guy dressed like Mario, in a go cart, blasting Mario music, just sped down the bike lane waving at …

2021-02-20: Befriending Linux (3 Weeks Later) Today’s missive is for the Linux curious! I’ve been on Linux for three weeks, and I like …

2021-02-19: New: I added a Now Page to my author website.

2021-02-18: Link: Man puts his cat Wayne in the Godzilla v Kong trailer 😂

2021-02-18: Liked: xkcd: mRNA Vaccine 😆

2021-02-13: The city is transformed in the snow. ❄️ Steep hills are closed off and people are skiing, …

2021-02-13: Wow! We have about a foot of snow in downtown Seattle. A rare treat. The bike lanes are filled with …

2021-02-10: Liked: Business Musings: Tough Topics – Kristine Kathryn Rusch Fiction should make the reader feel …

2021-02-09: Watching: Godzilla vs Megalon 🎥 With the Seatopian capital badly affected by the most recent …

2021-02-09: I’m down 6 pounds since Christmas and my blood sugar hasn’t looked this good in years. I’m quite …

2021-02-07: Last night’s sunset was something else! ☀️ 🌃

2021-02-05: A photo from today’s walk to the International District.

2021-02-03: Linux: First Impressions I’ve been running Linux for a couple days now, and I think it’s spiffy! Here are my …

2021-02-02: If you like crime thrillers, The Invisible Guest on Netflix is excellent!

2021-02-01: Liked: Why Generation X will save the web.

2021-02-01: Liked: B&N Press Announces a Flat 70% Royalty on eBook Sales Barnes & Noble is the second …

2021-01-31: I like an OS with a touch of snark. 😏

2021-01-31: The 2014 Godzilla movie was better than I remembered. I love that the military kept trying to nuke …

2021-01-31: I’m installing Linux on my machine today. 😬 Manjaro / KDE Plasma See ya on the other side!

2021-01-31: Free Today: Savage Stars: 7 Space Opera Novels 📚

2021-01-29: Why writing takes forever: Look up “capri pants” to see if capri is capitalized. See …

2021-01-29: Leaping toward Linux After flirting with the idea for over a year, I’ve asked my husband to help me set up Linux on …

2021-01-29: Can anyone recommend a small household printer with non-scammy ink? I know myself. The first time a …

2021-01-26: The US Government: Here’s some straightforward information about what happened today and why …

2021-01-25: Today’s view from Pier 62!

2021-01-24: The Godzilla vs Kong trailer is out! ❤️❤️❤️

2021-01-23: A hazy day at Kerry Park.

2021-01-21: Where We Left Off I woke up this morning and I could see the last four years resting in my hands. It was as if I could …

2021-01-20: Today, I enjoyed menacing my husband with a homemade UFO. (instructions here) 👽

2021-01-20: Beautiful poem, Amanda Gorman. Beautiful and true. 🇺🇸

2021-01-20: It looks cold in DC! ❄️

2021-01-19: Happy Inauguration Eve, my fellow Americans. 🇺🇸

2021-01-18: I’ve pre-ordered a rotary cell phone kit and my nerdy little heart is happy.

2021-01-15: Liked: Netflix Animation Virtual Speaker Series: Writing Edition Do you have an interest in writing …

2021-01-14: You nudged me over the edge, @miraz & @crossingthethreshold 😄 I picked up a Kindle on my lunch …

2021-01-14: Gah. Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing is a thousand-armed bureaucratic squid monster, and every time …

2021-01-14: We’ve been watching a lot of Deep Space 9, and I have Worf on my brain, so when I sent out an email …

2021-01-12: The Fundamentals of Caregiving was a sweet movie. 🎥

2021-01-11: I ordered myself a shiny new doodad. 🤩

2021-01-11: Liked: The Platform Is The Enemy

2021-01-10: Listening to Cool Night by Paul Davis 🎶 and writing ✍️ The Case of the Red Phantom.

2021-01-08: If my hair gets any longer I’ll need to don a fantasy gown and ride a white horse along the beach at …

2021-01-06: I imagine law enforcement analysts had their hands full cataloging all the evidence posted to social …

2021-01-06: This is America 💔

2021-01-05: OMG Georgia!

2021-01-04: Micronauts and word nerds: Can anyone tell me what a zucchini is called in British English? My …

2021-01-04: Finished Reading: Amazon Ads Unleashed: Advanced Publishing and Marketing Strategies for Indie …

2021-01-03: Read: Insecure wheels: Police turn to car data to destroy suspects’ alibis The growing use of …

2021-01-03: Covid signage reminds me we’re living through a historically significant event. I can visualize …

2021-01-03: The second part of “The War for Cybertron” is waaaaay better than the first.

2021-01-02: Downtown Living: Twelve Years Later It’s been twelve years since P and I moved to downtown Seattle. Time flies! Here are some of the …

2021-01-01: Listening to: 🎵 Lovely Day by Bill Withers and writing ✍🏻 The Case of the Red Phantom

2020-12-31: You know you’re subscribed to too many Substacks when your latest Substack is a long-ass essay …

2020-12-29: I’m disassembling LEGO sets to make more room. My Doctor Who set is still my favorite.

2020-12-29: Liked: Pokémon VS Godzilla (stop motion)

2020-12-28: Reading: Less by Andrew Greer 📚

2020-12-27: New from cheribaker.com: ✍🏻 Winter Writing Update

2020-12-27: Westworld S3 is pompous and messy, but visually quite beautiful.

2020-12-27: I love this winter light.

2020-12-27: Perhaps I’ll go for a walk. 😝

2020-12-27: A Tiny Wonder Woman Rant (No Spoilers) I watched a bunch of salty Wonder Woman reviews yesterday, and while I have zero problem with people …

2020-12-25: Once upon a time, I was Wonder Woman 1982. ☺️

2020-12-25: Wonder Woman 1984 was worth the wait! 🤩

2020-12-25: Liked: Coming 2 America Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall are back together? I’ll watch the heck out of …

2020-12-24: Merry Christmas, micronauts. If Robot Santa put you on his naughty list, run!

2020-12-23: If you’re looking for a quirky and upbeat holiday movie, Pottersville was quite good. (Netflix US …

2020-12-23: Typo fixes of the day: blooming rose bushes, not blooming rose buses (ha!) first aid kit, not first …

2020-12-22: We ran into Santa today! Nordstrom has him inside the store like a turtle in a terrarium. 🎅

2020-12-22: I’m celebrating one month without Twitter. 🥳 May my streak continue!

2020-12-21: Yippee-kai-yay, micro bloggers!

2020-12-21: Happy Yule! 🌲 ☀️

2020-12-20: It’s time to catch up on the final season of Supernatural. I’ve managed to dodge most of the …

2020-12-20: Big clouds today. ☁️

2020-12-18: Liked: The Photographer Who Set Out to Watch Herself Age Nancy Floyd’s new book, “Weathering Time,” …

2020-12-18: I finally broke down and ordered clothes over the internet. No trying things on! And I’m pleasantly …

2020-12-17: The sun came out today. ☀️

2020-12-17: We just got the news that a friend is cancer free after 2+ years of immunotherapy. She had …

2020-12-16: Today’s editorial discoveries: The difference between ax and axe Playable races in World of …

2020-12-16: Reading: Semicolon by Cecelia Watson 📚

2020-12-15: Listening to: Hyperspace Drifter 3 🎵

2020-12-14: Chapter 26 of Kat Voyzey #4 has me like:

2020-12-13: I wonder what pandemic habits we’ll keep once the crisis is over? 🤔 I automatically wash my hands …

2020-12-13: Liked: Rats love driving tiny cars, even when they don’t get treats. If you’re going to teach …

2020-12-12: We saw dozens of people fishing for small squid on the waterfront this afternoon. Not a typical …

2020-12-11: I carefully changed the CSS for my theme to make it light mode first and dark mode second. Only then …

2020-12-11: Out of the loop It’s interesting; ever since I mothballed my Twitter account I have no context for what people …

2020-12-11: Link: Anonymous writings of a covid nurse This is one of the shifts that’s made a rare impression …

2020-12-10: Reading: Shockwave (Star Kingdom Book One) by Lindsay Buroker 📖

2020-12-09: LOL. My sweary private investigator is getting flagged by the Word police.

2020-12-09: Huzzah for Markdown I’ve been moving all of my writing (fiction, blog posts, newsletter) into markdown, and I …

2020-12-08: Never invite a sleuth to your party. 😜

2020-12-08: Liked: I Am the Facebook Algorithm and I Come to You Now, Requesting a Swift and Merciful Death For …

2020-12-06: Finished reading: Writing and Releasing Rapidly 📚

2020-12-06: Finished reading: Fallen Out 📚

2020-12-06: Finished reading: The City We Became 📚

2020-12-06: I have the cooped-up pandemic blahs today, but a walk helped. 🚶‍♀️

2020-12-05: Watching: Doctor Who: The Christmas Invasion 🎄

2020-12-05: The mountain is out. 📷

2020-12-05: My (Introverty) Website Changes for 2021 I’ll have two websites, one personal and one professional. My personal blog, hypertext.monster, …

2020-12-04: Fellow Whovians: Amazon.com is selling the complete David Tennant Blueray collection for $19

2020-12-03: Wow! Micro.blog’s utilities have come a long way over the last year. I connected up a new …

2020-12-03: RSS subscribers: Just a quick note to say I’m updating my micro.blog URL from cheri.micro.blog …

2020-12-02: Electronics Practice: LCD Display Arduino success! My first LCD message is dedicated to Crow. T. Robot from the satellite of love. 🤖 🎥

2020-12-01: We took the day off to go hiking at the arboretum. It was chilly but beautiful. 🙂

2020-11-30: Sun break!

2020-11-28: Watching: Llamageddon Don’t judge me. 😆

2020-11-28: Santa Jaws was a pretty good “bad” movie. Now Amazon is recommending Llamageddon; it’s about a …

2020-11-25: Today, in industry news. ViacomCBS To Sell Simon & Schuster To Random House This literary …

2020-11-24: I just finished reading The Righteous Mind. Eye-opening! I’ll be thinking about this one for a long …

2020-11-24: Last night, I dreamed I was programming people. The French people weren’t working properly because …

2020-11-23: A photo from today’s walk: Wocka-Wocka!

2020-11-22: Photo of the Day: Pike Place Market

2020-11-22: Amazon Prime has a movie called Santa Jaws and obviously I will watch it. OBVIOUSLY. 😂

2020-11-21: Liked: World’s first 100% complete T-rex skeleton found locked in battle with a Triceratops …

2020-11-21: The Amazon spheres look pretty at night.

2020-11-19: Liked: Write code like you would write a recipe.

2020-11-19: As part of my Electronics study, I’ve been making my way through the Crash Course Computer …

2020-11-18: I’ve worked hard today, and I shall reward myself with (checks calendar) a three-hour HOA …

2020-11-17: Liked: The Crocodile is Moving The Crocodile, where Nirvana, Pearl Jam and more have played, is …

2020-11-14: It’s been a productive day. 🙂 I made final manuscript fixes to The Case of the Lady in the Luggage. …

2020-11-13: It’s windy and wild today!

2020-11-13: ch-ch-ch ha-ha-ha 🔪

2020-11-12: A late fall walk to get coffee. ☕️ 🍁

2020-11-09: Photo of the day: The waterfront is under construction.

2020-11-08: Good D&D game tonight! I got to polymorph into a T-Rex and fight another T-Rex. These are the …

2020-11-08: New from Hermit.fun: I Don’t Like Texting Solitude is as much a state of mind as it is a …

2020-11-07: I woke up to the sounds of my city cheering. ❤️🇺🇸

2020-11-06: My new hobby blog: Hermit.fun Shout out to @jack for reminding me that it can be fun to spin up a …

2020-11-05: Photo of the day: Crunchy!

2020-11-04: Photo of the Day: Through the Black Sun

2020-11-04: Can I just say it? I’m tickled that in this nail-biting moment the top photo in the discovery feed …

2020-11-04: “You must never confuse faith that you will prevail in the end – which you can never afford to …

2020-11-03: 🥃

2020-11-03: Where does Wolf Blitzer go between elections? I imagine he sleeps in a dark cave beneath CNN HQ, …

2020-11-03: I’ve made an electronics hobby page to organize my progress and learning materials. cc: @Miraz

2020-11-03: Today’s lesson: switches!

2020-11-03: I slept like a rock and woke up with the “Buffy fights the mayor at Graduation” music in my head. …

2020-11-02: It was a pretty afternoon at Volunteer Park.

2020-11-01: It’s November, so I’m treating myself to two months of the Hallmark channel. Let’s get COZY, mofos. …

2020-11-01: Today in Publishing Land: AudibleGate: The Incredible Story of Missing Sales Hmm.

2020-11-01: Writing a Kat Voyzey story is like slipping into a comfy old shoe. It helps that her snarky humor is …

2020-11-01: Zero words! It’s NaNoWriMo day one, and I’m mostly awake. Let’s dooooooo it.

2020-10-31: Happy Nanowrimo eve, fellow writers! Find my profile here to be my 2020 writing buddy. ✍🏼

2020-10-31: Photo of the Day: Street Poetry. ✍🏼

2020-10-30: South Lake Union is a mood today.

2020-10-30: We’ve reached the time of year when sunshine feels fleeting and the big dark is on our doorstep. …

2020-10-30: Shout out to everyone who’s tired of hearing about US politics but who’s being a good sport about …

2020-10-28: This is Wild: Sharks Wash Up on Beaches, Stabbed by Swordfish The discovery of impaled sharks on …

2020-10-28: (Missed) Photo of the day: The seal that moved too fast.

2020-10-26: Photo of the Day: I found a shark at the park. 🦈

2020-10-26: Welp. LASIK gave me perfect vision for 7 years and now I’m a bit nearsighted again. 🤷🏼‍♀️ It’s a …

2020-10-25: Spike > Angel 👱🏻‍♀️

2020-10-25: Photo of the day: Let there be light! Yes, my resistor is in the wrong spot.

2020-10-24: I’m watching The Tick, and it’s eighty percent dad jokes.

2020-10-23: It was almost too cute to drink, but I drank it anyway.

2020-10-22: I just ordered an Arduino electronics kit for my birthday, and I look forward to learning just …

2020-10-20: Amazonland. When we first moved downtown, none of this was here.

2020-10-17: I’m up early attending Stoicon. As much as I miss travel, it’s rather luxurious to watch a …

2020-10-16: I voted today, and I’ve been thinking about the people I met at the Womens March in DC back in 2017. …

2020-10-16: P & I have our get-out-the vote letters ready to send out tomorrow. Let’s get out the vote! …

2020-10-15: My friend D in Chicago made me a scarf! 🙂 I’m all set for November weather.

2020-10-14: Micronauts: Are any of you using Ghost, and if so, do you like it?

2020-10-13: 2:10pm in Seattle, WA. I’m hanging out with Patrick and reading Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time. …

2020-10-12: The Woodland Park Zoo has a nice setup. Timed tickets, limited occupancy, one-way walking routes, …

2020-10-10: Elliott Bay in October 🍁

2020-10-09: When one pier falls, another one rises. Today, we had afternoon coffee on the brand new Pier 62. So …

2020-10-08: I survived the dentist. The hygienist wore so much PPE that he looked ready to visit the moon. …

2020-10-05: Soon 🤨

2020-10-04: Fall has arrived! 🍁 🎃

2020-10-03: Photo of the Day: We found Colonel Mustard! 🕵🏼‍♀️

2020-10-02: Photo of the Day: Kamakura Japan

2020-10-01: Photo of the Day: The View from Gasworks Park

2020-09-30: From yesterday’s city hike: The Fremont Troll. 🚶‍♀️ 🚶‍♂️

2020-09-30: Today’s Coffee: Caffé al Peppe with honey, nutmeg, and pepper. ☕️

2020-09-21: Until today, I’d never seen a praying mantis in Washington State. Cool little creature. Very alien …

2020-09-21: Brb. Gotta go shopping for some emo clothes and tall sticks. 🙄 Justice Dept. deems New York City, …

2020-09-20: Feel good movies: All the boys I’ve loved before Stranger than fiction Office space Alien vs …

2020-09-20: Good Morning. 🌞 What’s on tap for today?

2020-09-17: I dig the new iOS layout. Very bubbly.

2020-09-17: We’re moving out of the purple. Well, that’s something! Outside, I can hear a man howling like a …

2020-09-16: Petsitting day 5: Simba is wistful for a simpler time.

2020-09-15: Petsitting day four: letting it all hang out.

2020-09-12: That awkward moment when the pets you’re sitting say, “You’re not my real mom!”

2020-09-12: Poor Simba is in a cone. Extra chin scritches, please! 🐈

2020-09-12: Hmm… I feel an urge to re-read Dune.

2020-09-10: Fun Fact: Darmok was the original king of memes. Link

2020-09-07: According to a recent article in The Economist, drones can be outfitted with special cameras to …

2020-09-06: I have a new blank journal waiting so I’m feeling very motivated to finish up my current one. ✍🏼

2020-09-03: Wow. I really enjoyed Safety Not Guaranteed on Netflix. Such a quirky and uplifting story. 🎥

2020-09-03: A photo from today’s walk. ☀️ Ah, the sun! It BURNS. Yeah, Texans. I know I’m a heat wimp. 😉

2020-09-02: We’re playing hooky today. Nature is calling! 🌲

2020-08-31: Watching: BTVS Season One 👱🏻‍♀️🧛‍♂️

2020-08-28: I ❤️ Seattle

2020-08-28: Well. It seems we’re entering the home stretch, America. So Joe and Kamala can…

2020-08-28: Good morning. ☀️

2020-08-23: I just noticed that my dress matches my book. Ha! 🦖

2020-08-20: Crunch! 📷

2020-08-19: I’m waiting for the leaves to change color.

2020-08-18: Writing tip: Email yourself those “brilliant” late-night ideas so you don’t forget. 😂

2020-08-18: Is this a ribbon? 📷

2020-08-17: A grid inside our local donut shop.

2020-08-16: Cuddly? (checks photos) Nah. Have a meme instead. 😂

2020-08-16: Hey, Ted Chiang has a short story up on Medium this week. 📖 He always blows my socks right off. …

2020-08-15: I don’t like being stationary for too long. And Traveling Bear likes it even less.

2020-08-14: Overlapping silhouettes 📷

2020-08-14: It was a glorious 4200 word morning and my fingers are sore. 🔥🔥🔥 I should probably be taking breaks. …

2020-08-13: Discovered on today’s walk: Angels among the rocks. 📷

2020-08-12: Watching: Welcome to the Hellmouth (BTVS Season 1, Episode 1) 👱🏻‍♀️ 📺

2020-08-12: We filter the world through our perspective and reject much of what we hear out of hand. Art is …

2020-08-12: I’m delighted by author Wayne Stinnett’s “Beard-O-Meter” writing tracker. …

2020-08-11: I like the sound of rain on canvas. 📷

2020-08-11: What a rare treat it is to feel hopeful about the future. 🇺🇸

2020-08-10: My main form of transportation is walking. 📷

2020-08-10: Good morning. ☀️ ☕️

2020-08-09: Windows 📷

2020-08-08: Humor isn’t black-and-white but sarcastic street stickers usually are. 📷

2020-08-08: I’m working on my next cruise ship mystery, and my brain is “helping” by playing the Piña Colada …

2020-08-07: I can’t complain about the view from today’s walk! #mbaug 📷

2020-08-06: We couldn’t go to Paris for our 20th anniversary so we settled for daytripping to a French bakery. …

2020-08-06: It’s raining! 🌧

2020-08-05: Bisect #mbaug 📷

2020-08-05: I’m preparing my next spy novel for beta readers today. 🕵🏼‍♀️ Woot!

2020-08-04: I’m always chasing that Flow state while I’m writing. #mbaug 📷

2020-08-04: Liked 👍🏼 The Endless Doomscroller It’s a real time saver.

2020-08-03: A peaceful moment. #mbaug 📷

2020-08-02: Bug-sized humans. Also, I miss traveling! #mbaug 📷

2020-08-01: I’d pay good money to see a Waiting for Godot-style stage play with Starscream and Eric Cartman.

2020-08-01: Floating #mbaug 📷

2020-07-31: Up! 📷 #mbaug

2020-07-20: For today’s micro Monday I suggest you follow @jmaxb and @readerjohn. They bring a fresh perspective …

2020-06-29: For micro Monday I’ll suggest three upbeat bloggers to cheer up your feed: @miraz @odd and …

2020-06-22: For micro Monday I recommend you check out @strandlines and @crossingthethreshold. 🙂

2018-04-13: Hello! This is my first Micro.blog post. I’m excited about the potential of the indie web.