Happy NaNo Camper

Woo hoo! I just hit my Camp NaNoWriMo goal for the month, and with a whole day to spare. Camp NaNoWriMo, which happens every year in April and July, is the more flexible version of NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month, which happens in November. The November version is a challenge for writers to startContinue reading “Happy NaNo Camper”

No More Quarantine

I posted yesterday that I was still waiting for the results of the covid-19 tests my son and I had taken, after he was possibly exposed to the virus at school. Finally, late last night, I received the results: We are both negative. He had already been tested last week, just after he returned homeContinue reading “No More Quarantine”

Covid Update

I posted yesterday about my son’s college roommate, Justin, having tested positive for covid-19 Thursday afternoon — one day after Jon Morgan got his first dose of the vaccine. That meant Jon Morgan had to go into quarantine, too. He could choose to move to a quarantine space at school (actually, the Sleep Inn nearContinue reading “Covid Update”

Not Out of the Woods Yet

Damn. We were so relieved when my college freshman son got his first vaccine dose Wednesday. But Thursday, his roommate — who had been ignoring the university’s covid restrictions — tested positive. Jon Morgan hasn’t seen a lot of him lately — the guy’s been spending most of his time at his girlfriend’s dorm, includingContinue reading “Not Out of the Woods Yet”

Vaccinated!

I just came from getting my second dose of the Pfizer covid19 vaccine. Woo-hoo! It will be two weeks before I can say I’m fully vaccinated, but I am so glad to have received both shots. I’ve been impressed with the efficient way the city is running the vaccination clinics. The volunteers and staff areContinue reading “Vaccinated!”

Postcards From the World: Cool Stamps

Today’s featured Postcrossing postcard is one I received a few days ago from a college student in Hefei, China, about 300 miles west of Shanghai. The picture on the card (right) is cute enough, but what really blows me away is the magnificent stamps, above. The sender tells me the stamps describe “how ancient peopleContinue reading “Postcards From the World: Cool Stamps”