Recent puddles

A cluster of multicolored Christmas lights shine in the darkness.
Photo by Anne Morris on Unsplash


In which I compose holiday haiku for 2020.

A pilot shrugs on an orange flight suit while walking toward an X-wing fighter.

Rogue Leader

In which a squadron finds a leader.

A nativity scene is interrupted by a DeLorean DMC-12, which has crashed through the barn wall.


In which mangers are blocks and bits of glass.

Rocco Prestia plays bass at a concert.


In which a lighthearted Friday afternoon spent looking up TOP vids takes a turn.

In the foreground, a young woman sits in a chair aboard a sailing ship. She is reaching up to scratch under the chin of a winged creature with an exoskeleton body, which is draped around her shoulders. In the background, sailors move about and a man is seen at the ship railing, gesturing to a small humanoid creature that is hovering in the air.

Of Dawnshard

In which I read and enjoy Dawnshard by Brandon Sanderson.

An empty row boat sits on Harrison Lake in British Columbia.


In which we find a quiet moment to drift.

A large rock splashes into a puddle alongside a country road.


In which I move the blog to higher ground to prevent its submersion.

Screenshot taken from Screenshot shows the website’s slide controls, which adjust the various audio streams. This particular stream is set for a B-17 Flying Fortress, with radio chatter barely audible.

Thinking Noise

In which I read and write to the sounds of turbocharged Wright Cyclones.

Blue water laps the pebble beach littered with driftwood.

Recent Discoveries

In which there are warbirds, mysterious sculptures, ocean vistas, and Edwardian castles–but not all at once.

A three-tier servers holds bite-sized treats, scones with heavy cream and jam, and finger sandwiches--at The Empress afternoon tea.

Of Tea and Scones

In which Jen sips tea and witnesses many beautiful things.