2020-05-18: Skills I’ve upgraded during during the lockdown: home decorating and cleaning, minimalism and …

2020-05-11: These times are so weird and I can’t believe governments keep dragging it on and forcing us …

2020-05-09: I took the day off yesterday for the first time since the work-at-home order. For the day, I took …

2020-05-07: What coffee looks like this week. ☕️ I’ve ended up with a plastic Melitta pour over because I …

2020-05-07: “Don’t feel bad about outgrowing the people who had the chance to grow with you.” …

2020-05-07: “Clear is kind. Unclear is unkind.” —Courtney Carver 💬 (Wednesday)

2020-05-07: “I almost always urge people to write in the first person. … Writing is an act of ego …

2020-05-04: There are things you can’t reach. But You can reach out to them, and all day long. … …

2020-05-04: How many ways can I up my game while stuck at home? I almost want to be thankful for the forced …

2020-05-03: Lying in a ditch by the side of the road is no place to find a human being, especially a woman. But …

2020-05-03: 📝 To write without thought for or awareness of the experience of one’s reader is like having a …

2020-05-03: 📝 When I suggest ways to clean up an author’s language, I support them in presenting as the …

2020-05-01: I quickly grew tired of the muddy, messy French press and then remembered I had a tea infuser. Once …

2020-05-01: What coffee brewing looks like for the foreseeable future: a tea infuser.☕️ My Kalita Wave was …

2020-04-28: Butt on radiator, feet on pouf. What working at home looks like when the heat in the house is turned …

2020-04-26: Peebles Island, NY, where the Mohawk and Hudson rivers meet. After so much time spent housebound, it …

2020-04-25: 🧶 Basketweave throw in progress.

2020-04-25: 🧶 Nearly 900 yards of yarn resulted in just 14 in. of a crocheted throw. I had planned to knit it, …

2020-04-24: I’m replacing a single-cup Kurig-type brewer that lasted less than 6 months. I’m doing …

2020-04-24: 🍳 As I’m waiting for my Kalita Wave to arrive—Amazon predicts more than a month!—I’m …

2020-04-22: I have a French press and don’t love it. Aeropress, pourover, or something else? I’m in …

2020-04-21: This week I learned that a friend from college died of cancer in December at the age of 53. …

2020-04-20: Micro.blog is the best of everything: Your Twitter, Medium, and LinkedIn accounts (Tumblr and …

2020-04-20: If it’s true that “thoughts create reality” and therefore uber-positive …

2020-04-20: Did you know Tim Ferriss uses Micro.blog? micro.blog/Tim.blog. Finding him here helped convince me …

2020-04-19: According to Dr. John Stracks, people who are doing better during the stay-at-home order are: 1) …

2020-04-18: 🧶 My hand aches from crocheting. Not the one that holds the hook, but the one that throws the yarn. …

2020-04-17: What if I could see over time, say 30 days, how it affected my mindbody when I threw away (the …

2020-04-17: Perhaps microblogging means giving my thoughts away. Sharing the best or most helpful, to me, …

2020-04-15: I almost got the cutest picture of a squirrel playing with a squirrel-size rainbow flag. Does almost …

2020-04-14: Hello, sun in my face. Hello, you who make the morning… and spread it… into the …

2020-04-14: Make a home, a physical space, food, friendships across the distance. Create a blog, your own …

2020-04-13: Rent a studio apartment so that, out of necessity, everything you own is something you use, enjoy, …

2020-04-12: 🎵 🎶 Only for Dirk Maassen will I spend time on Facebook. Live on Easter. Happy Easter! …

2020-04-12: 🧶 Without quarantine, I wouldn’t be knitting and crocheting again. More than busy work, …

2020-04-09: Buy a URL because you’ve started a new microblog and the URL is available: …

2020-04-09: I’ve changed my microblog name from “thereceivinglife.” @manton Would you help me …

2020-04-09: Get up in the middle of the night and write down or explore the idea that wakes you.

2020-04-05: I’ve never decorated my home before. Not with my own preferences. Even the homes I’ve …

2020-04-05: After long rainy afternoons an hour Comes with its shafts of golden light — Rainer Maria Rilke …

2020-04-04: “Cutting words is a silent, invisible gift to the reader, [who] has no voice. All he can do is …

2020-04-04: Never wanted to give $5/mo. to Medium. Lost interest in spending time on other politically biased, …

2020-04-04: If the library—which I live next door to and can’t visit—weren’t closed, I’d be …

2020-04-03: 🧶 Plant cozy image #2: the brighter, more textured side. This plant came from my office two weeks …

2020-04-03: Quarantine knitting project #1. Winging it to get the hang of it after not knitting for years. This …

2020-04-03: Knitting while sheltering. I only picked the needles back up because life changed in both strange …

2020-04-02: Perhaps to appreciate meditation we first have to resist reality until we become ready to surrender. …

2020-03-31: “If you are experiencing chronic pain, there is something unfelt that yet must be felt” …

2020-03-31: In a Zoom with the Quarantine Book Club and Austin Kleon, author of Keep Going: 10 Ways to Stay …

2020-03-30: It rained nearly all day. Still, I took three walks: before, during, and after work hours. I need to …

2020-03-30: Look at that: I “messed up” my focus on receiving already by complaining in my last …

2020-03-30: Work-at-home setup. I’m an introvert, a homebody, and someone who enjoys her own company. …

2020-03-30: Do you miss the early days of Twitter and social media — before ads, algorithms, and trollish …

2020-03-29: Lesson learned from Joe Moran, author of First You Write a Sentence: It is better to write or teach …

2020-03-29: 2020 Books Read #9 Finished: First You Write a Sentence. The Elements of Reading, Writing… and Life by Joe …

2020-03-28: Let’s start by talking about my fears and struggles with microblogging and sharing myself …

2020-03-26: 2/1000 Gifts from Life Birthday candle from the universe. Picture taken on January 8 in the Berkshires of Massachusetts.

2020-03-26: 1/1000 Gifts from Life When you seek and find. (In this case, a simple microblog).