Reading Lately: March 2020


Better late than never!

Work Optional: 5/5

Tanja Hester

I've been reading Hester's financial independence blog Our Next Life for years now, so knew I'd like her book. Her voice is practical and compassionate, and her financial advice has just the right amount of detail to be informative but …

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Cancun 2020


Eli and I are on our way home from 8 sun-soaked days in Cancun, both of us excited to be back in Portland. Cancun was a mixed bag for us, with unexpected (but completely predictable) downsides as well as some amazing highlights. It was a great trip and we had …

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Reading Lately: February 2020


I'm writing this March 22, 2020, and February feels like it was years ago. In retrospect it was a blissfully tactile month! We visited Cancun for my birthday, which was fantastic despite being very different than we had expected. The best part was when we got back spring felt within …

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Reading Lately: July 2020


Just 3 books this month - we were in the thick of looking for a new house, and also went camping once or twice. Luckily the books I chose were great!

Something to Talk About: 4/5

Meryl Wilsner

This was an exceptional, if not life-changing, romance novel. A big-shot movie …

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20 for 2020


I started this post last year with "I usually hate New Years, but...". This year I'm going to come right out and say it: I hate New Years. All of January, really. It's cold, wet, and dark, without the joy and lights of Christmas. Bah, humbug.

Luckily I've given myself …

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Reading Lately: December 2019


December was a crazy, busy, social month for us. Between our respective office Christmas parties, drinks with friends who were in town, family gatherings, and one Harry Potter themed dinner, we ate enough free cookies to last us all year. It was wonderful to see everyone, catch up with old …

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Reflections on 2019


Boy, time has a way of stretching itself out. I know most people chorus "Time flies!" when reflecting on the year, but for me time might be a snail. It's slow and steady, it mosies by, it enjoys the scenery. It leaves a slimy trail over everything - ok, it's not …

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