Hi All,

I planned to take off the month of July, but due to an unforeseen medical circumstance I am going to take off early. I can’t sit at a desk for any length of time. My spine needs a rest. I am continuing to read, but writing is a challenge. Tweets and Instagram posts are all I can manage at the moment. There is a resolution to all of this, but it’s a bit in the future.

The summer is beautiful where I am (I hope the winter isn’t too bad for you Southerners) and I have a lovely patio to recline! I will do some updates when possible.

Until then, In Books I Trust. And “Keep the Faith.”

But as I watch the stars of evening, and in the morning open my window toward the east, I shall observe the Ceremonial of quietness of heart, of simplicity, and poise of spirit, that I may keep my soul and the souls of others free from entanglements in the machinery of a day.

Abbie Graham, Ceremonials of Common Days

Spring Fever?




It often happens when I am struggling with something I really love, a pause helps me remember its joy. I didn’t consciously decide to take April off from posting on my blog, but a gut feeling of needing to focus elsewhere decided for me.

Spring has affected me in a funny way this year to the extent I just don’t want to be inside. And though I am reading a lot, I cannot seem to sit down to write up reviews. We had one of the rainiest winters on record and so many days were spent inside that I think I need to remind myself what a trail looks like and what sun on my skin feels like. I have taken lots of day trips, cooked more and visited with people I have missed. It’s been glorious…and shows me how unbalanced the last several months have been if I have let these things I also love, go.

But this morning I wanted to write, so I sat down to write up a blog post for Zola Addiction that will go up Tuesday. I also noticed a new Spin has been announced and even in the pausiest of pauses, who can resist a Classics Club Spin? These may be the only posts to go up this month, though. I am taking the need to step away seriously, but now with each passing day, the love of reading AND writing is building back up.

Anyone else struck with Spring Fever or something else that made you pause?

A few ways I have been spending my time this month:

Historic house visiting.

Day Trippin’ with a cute little companion.

Meeting the funnest outdoor art.

Lazy days of reading.


At trip to Self-Realization Fellowship in Encinitas.