–I grieved and fumed over Charlottesville;
–We have been in Portland for a month;
–It rained for the first time since we arrived;
–My older girls went to Powell’s (another first);
–I made final tweaks to the September Arrow on Esperanza Rising;
–I finished a chunk of work for one of my other jobs;
–We passed wild blackberries growing through the schoolyard fence on our walk;
–I did my weekly planning and paid bills;
–I watched bees tumbling in and out of oregano blossoms on the hanging basket I assembled; and
–I grieved and fumed over Charlottesville.
Into the void, blather.
december 1: new leaf
january 3: “I’m trying to see this place even as I’m walking through it”