Too many hobbies

Time for a confession: I have too many hobbies. There are so many things that I enjoy doing that there’s no way I can enjoy all of them at once. Here’s an incomplete list, in no order: Knitting Reading Writing Learning languages Improving my handwriting Cross-stitching Hiking/going for long walks (the difference in my mind…

Self-Defense

Today I attended a free 2-hour self-defense workshop given by a local martial arts studio, in cooperation with local police. And it was AWESOME.   We started with a conversation with the police officer about the importance of being aware of your surroundings, and knowing basic self-defense. The officer talked about the cases he’d seen,…

An immodest proposal

My reasons for marrying blogging are, first, that I don’t want to subject my real-world friends to my gushing about books all the time, and GoodReads just won’t cut it. Secondly, that every time I post on facebook about books, my friends’ interactions with that post add so much value to my reading life, and…