Posts by Janet Holm McHenry

Life chapters

Life chapters

When you finish a really great book, you don’t say, “Boy, I’m glad that’s done.” No, you get yourself right...

Word, brush, and self painting

Word, brush, and self painting

While I spent the first seven months of this year painting with words (three books later: whoohoo!), the last month...

Finding (or staying) plumb

Finding (or staying) plumb

I recently acquired this awesome plumb bob from my mom. It originally belonged to my grandfather, Max Fieg, a carpenter...

A flood of memories

A flood of memories

I know what it’s like living through a flood. Less than one year after we moved into our home, it...

Retirement tips from a one-year veteran

Retirement tips from a one-year veteran

  Whenever I haven’t seen someone in a while, I can anticipate what that person will say: “How’s retirement going?”...

A bit of sonshine

A bit of sonshine

A solar eclipse is a mega-event when you’re close to the totality arc. So, I armed myself with my Cheerios...

In the middle of chaos

In the middle of chaos

My house is a mess. For nearly the last whole year we’ve been doing needed fix-it projects. It started with...

Fill ‘er up

Fill ‘er up

A few days ago I was driving north on U.S. 395 north of Reno on my way home to the...

Kayaking lessons about life

Kayaking lessons about life

Squeezed into a crazy summer of writing and helping my mom has been a handful of afternoons kayaking on lakes near...

Seeing the bigger picture

Seeing the bigger picture

I knew it would be a good night for sunset photos because clouds had filled the skies in the Sierra...