21 for 2021


Ah, 2020. What is there to say that hasn't been said? Reflecting on the year feels like reopening a wound you thought was healed. Reviewing my 20 for 2020 feels particularly masochistic, remembering the year I thought I'd be having. But while 2020 universally, unequivocally sucked, I still have so …

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Reading Lately: May 2020


So many mediocre books this month - I just couldn't find my literary stride. I think I went in thinking I needed some light, rom-com reading, and realized that to distract from reality required meatier reading. Live and learn.

The Song of Achilles: 5/5

Madeline Miller


This book was …

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Reading Lately: April 2020


This month sucked. Here's what I read.

How to Be Fine: 5/5

Kristen Meinzer & Jolenta Greenberg

I've listened to Kristen and Jolenta's podcast By the Book for years and was so excited to hear they had published a book about their experiences. How to Be Fine is funny, insightful …

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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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