Cheetah Run: Slice of Life #sol18

I was pretty sure I’d get through this life without ever visiting San Diego, and I was okay with that. Much as I wanted to see its zoo, I’m not a Southern California vacation kind of person. Don’t like crowds. Don’t like sun. Don’t like beaches unless they’re the cold ones where you need jackets…

The Problem with Travel: Slice of Life #sol18

The problem with travel, of course, is that cats must stay home. I know there are cats who travel, because I’ve read the books. Peter Gethers’s The Cat Who Went to Paris, for example, which I read when it was first published in 1992, convinced me I needed a traveling cat, preferably a Scottish fold.…

World’s Largest Prairie Dog Statue: Slice of Life #sol18

There are many reasons why I love living in South Dakota, and one of them is definitely its high number of oddball roadside attractions. Life-sized or near-life-sized or just really, really large dinosaur replicas abound. (I drove by three of them yesterday, and I wasn’t even trying.) There is a whole “palace” made of corn.…

Mornings with Roxy: Slice of Life #sol18

My mornings begin with a cup of coffee and a book, my notebook, or my laptop. I settle myself into an overstuffed arm chair that my son swapped out with a dining room chair and pull myself up to the dining room table, now used for holding book stacks and feeding cats instead of people.…

Family Fun and More with Myers-Briggs: Slice of Life #sol18

I’ve never thought much about the Myers-Briggs, or about personality tests at all. I usually can’t resist those online quizzes like What Animal Are You? (a zebra) or What Dog Are You? (Bernese Mountain Dog) or What Jane Austen Character Are You? (Catherine from Northanger Abbey). But actual personality tests that might tell you something…