Finished reading: The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store by James McBride 📚Oddly disappointed. I had liked Deacon King Kong but felt like I was missing something with this one. Was there a deeper message that passed me by?

Currently reading: The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller 📚

Finished reading: Circe by Madeline Miller 📚I’m on a Greek myths kick so this was a good addition. A nice meditation on the pluses and minuses of immortality.

Up on Lake Erie on the day after the eclipse

Lake Erie water and sky

Currently reading: The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store by James McBride 📚

Currently reading: Circe by Madeline Miller 📚

Finished reading: The Romantic by William Boyd 📚excellent novel based on a real life. Cashel Ross, like Zelig, was everywhere in the 1800s.

Ice storm aftermath. Beautiful, but we’re looking at a multi-day power outage.

Trees coated in ice in NH

Currently reading: 3 Shades of Blue by James Kaplan 📚

Finished reading: Waking the Moon by Elizabeth Hand 📚overwrought, sort of a fantasy novel but overall too full of itself.

Worth reading: Ryan Latta’s blog on teams, testing, and Agile. I find a gold nugget of wisdom in every post: Articles | Ryan Latta

Doesn’t it seem as though she has extra paws? 🐈📸

Cat curled up on a comforter

Currently reading: The Romantic by William Boyd 📚

I need a fantastic presentation remote (clicker) that works great with Apple Keynote and uses a USB-C dongle for connectivity. I don’t want to rely on Bluetooth and I don’t want an ugly dongle that is USB-A on one end and USB-C on the other. As far as I can tell, this product does not exist. Help!

Finished reading: Circling the Sun by Paula McLain 📚A nice light novel about Beryl Markham.

Finished reading: A Woman of the Iron People by Eleanor Arnason 📚wonderful 1970s science fiction. I didn’t want it to end.

Currently reading: Waking the Moon by Elizabeth Hand 📚

Our cat in a less than dignified mood 🐈📸

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All hail physical therapists! I broke my leg 7 weeks ago. Freed from bed this week. Went to PT and said “my leg feels like a wet noodle, like it’s barely part of me.” They nodded and had me do a bunch of stuff. After an hour, I was walking. Still on crutches if outside but it’s a lot of progress.

Currently reading: Circling the Sun by Paula McLain 📚

Currently reading: Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout 📚

Currently reading: A Woman of the Iron People by Eleanor Arnason 📚

Finished reading: Creation by Katherine Govier 📚excellent novel featuring Audubon in Labrador in 1833. Poetic, evocative and poignant, describing an Earth that no longer exists.

Finished reading: The Perfectionists by Simon Winchester 📚Excellent non-fiction about the history of precision manufacturing. Much more interesting than that might seem!

Runners who have recovered from a broken leg

I broke my tibial plateau in January. I’m still non-weight-bearing after nearly 6 weeks. I’ve begun physical therapy. I expect to be weight-bearing in one more week.

What are some strategies for getting back to full strength and especially being able to run again? I’d love to hear your experience, 🏃‍♀️