There should be a word for the feeling upon receiving a negative result on a PCR test. It’s overwhelming relief, absolutely, mixed with disappointment that it’s easier to catch bad colds again. 🀧

Freestyle Love Supreme was so much fun last night! If you get a chance, go see it. Don’t spoil yourself with videos. Just go, and enjoy!

view of the Freestyle Love Supreme stage

Currently reading: Crying in H Mart: A Memoir by Michelle Zauner πŸ“š I checked out a Kindle loaded up with 28 (!) bestsellers from my library this week, and I’m still marveling at its convenience.

Currently reading: Out of Office: The Big Problem and Bigger Promise of Working from Home by Charlie Warzel & Anne Helen Petersen πŸ“š As a fan of Anne Helen Petersen’s newsletter “Culture Study” I’ve been looking forward to reading this book for quite a while.

New pen day! πŸ–‹ I swapped a TWSBI Eco I don’t use very much for this Eco in Lilac. You know how I am about purple pens. πŸ’œ And now my friend has a gently-used Eco in the color she wanted.

TWSBI Eco fountain pen in lilac with a bottle of Kaweco Summer Purple ink behind it

I made it through the first week of the six-week Whole Life Challenge! So far, the easiest habits to establish have been exercise and mobility. Unsurprisingly, nutrition has been the hardest; meal planning and prep is so much work.

Finally got to try Mikiko Mochi Donuts. 🍩 So delicious!

A quick jaunt to the Columbia River Gorge today. Lots of visitors at Multnomah Falls!

Calling all readers! πŸ“š If you’re learning about the alarming rise of book bannings across the U.S. and want to know how to take action, Banned Books Book Club has educational resources, a virtual book club, and more.

Finished reading: The Insecure Mind of Sergei Kraev by Eric Silberstein πŸ“š I enjoyed the intersection of computer science and technological innovation with human ambition and fallibility in this sci-fi thriller.

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