This year was not a particularly prolific one on the blog as I took on other projects and tried to unravel the mess I made of things here on New Year's Day. Even with the dip in my personal … [Read more...] about Val’s Top 10 Posts of 2019
Happy new year, dear readers! Another year has come and gone. Today we all start a fresh calendar full of possibilities. New Year's Eve and New Year's Day make for tidy bookends to the year, don't … [Read more...] about Firsts and Lasts
In a few short days, we will say goodbye to another year. We humans have a propensity to get nostalgic, as well as hopeful, in the course of ushering in a new year. It's natural to take the time to … [Read more...] about Your Comfort Zone is Perishable
Tomorrow marks my forty-fourth birthday. I view birthdays as personal new year: a time to reflect, assess, and consider the previous year. Birthdays are usually safe from the turmoil of other … [Read more...] about Forty-Four: Eat the Cupcake
Seems it's that time again... to review one year before beginning another. With the 2015 calendar staring at us and inspiring introspection, I marvel at what 2014 held for me as well as my … [Read more...] about 2014: Real Adventure. Real Life.