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...

What’s your story?

What’s your story?

One of those silly FB quizzes pitches, “What’s Your Scandinavian Name? Take this quiz…” blah, blah. Well, I already know...

Keeping up with Mom

Keeping up with Mom

My mom, now 89, is a work of art. Read along as I share some of her paintings and drawings....