Public service announcement – wear your mask

As usual, I went to the neighborhood Costco feeling a bit tense. This location is closest to my home yet I detest visiting it, why? because every time I visit something annoying happens. For instance, once I was returning an article without the receipt thinking it would show up on my Costco card. The cashier … Continue reading Public service announcement – wear your mask

Becoming Duchess Goldblatt – A book review

I would rate it a 2.5/5. This 200 odd page memoir is written by an anonymous author. Backstory - The author is very active on twitter with a huge fan following. She started a social media experiment as a fictional character (Duchess Goldblatt - DG) and was surprised with the massive interest it generated and … Continue reading Becoming Duchess Goldblatt – A book review

Dealing with negative uncertainty (Part 1)

My bougainvillea has been growing for several years on the trellis, to the point that the trellis framework has become unsteady under its weight. I had a maintenance crew come in and take care of the heavy branches. They did a phenomenal job of carrying out my instructions to the letter, only one problem, it … Continue reading Dealing with negative uncertainty (Part 1)

Dealing with negative uncertainty (Part 2)

STOP - Read Part 1 for context. As a coping mechanism, I came up with a list of items I know for sure. I wrote in my journal the following: Plants growTime healsI can retrain the vine As I was journal ling, a thought crept up on me like a soft cat. It said , … Continue reading Dealing with negative uncertainty (Part 2)

The Tenth Muse – A book review

This book was un-put-downable. I give it a 3/5. Huh? you say? Let me explain. Catherine Chung (the author) is a mathematician herself and sets out to write a story connecting mathematics and life. She is only partially successful in my humble opinion. I was so engrossed in the novel that I skipped meals and … Continue reading The Tenth Muse – A book review