This is a now page, and if you have your own website, you should make one, too.

I’m having a hard time writing about anything other than the pandemic here. In the United States, 119,000 people are currently hospitalized with COVID-19. My aunt was hospitalized on October 4th and died on October 22nd. My friend Babs continues to suffer from Long Covid. And the list of loved ones who know someone who has survived it (or not) continues to grow.

In order to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in my community, I wear a mask, wash my hands often, and avoid social gatherings. I work onsite at the library two days a week, where we adhere to stringent safety protocols, and work remotely the rest of the time. I hate this isolation and spend much of my time feeling sad and angry, but I make sacrifices because I want us all to survive this.

Now writing

The dam has burst! I’m noodling around with some flash fiction.

Now reading

I review books I’ve finished on my Reading page.

Now playing

Patterned is a relaxing puzzle game I’m enjoying while waiting for my Nintendo Switch to arrive so I can join the Animal Crossing craze.

Now listening

Right now I’m into trip-hop, jazz, and pop including: Halou, Abigail Barlow, Denis Solee, Flatland Park, Mariah Carey, Basinettes, Beegie Adair, Bobby Helms, Charles Snyder and Charlie James-Walker.

Now inking

Here are the inks in my EDC fountain pens.

For more pen and ink recommendations, see my Analog page.

Now recommending

Last updated on 26 December 2020 from Portland, Oregon, USA.

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I acknowledge that I live and work on stolen Cowlitz, Clackamas, Atfalati, and Kalapuya land.
I give respect and reverence to those who came before me.