It’s Giftmas Time Again! 2022

Giftmas 2022 with greenery and candle background

If you’ve been around with me before, you know Giftmas is an annual charity fundraiser, and if you’re in a big hurry today, no worries — here’s the link to do good. If you’ve got some time, you can read my musings on light in darkness, too. Thanks!


Solstice. Festivals of Lights. The Christ Mass. Holiday lights. Winterlights.

Even with so many traditions among our eight billion global citizens, light in the darkness is a universal thread in mid-winter observances. There’s a reason we drape LEDs over anything that holds still (and some things that don’t) and spread glitter and sequins to reflect every photon from every facet. In the dark of winter, we celebrate the light.

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Want a holiday card?

I did a lot of advance planning before I went to Japan for November — but I forgot to set up my card collection form! So now we have to move fast.

If you’d like a physical Christmas card from me, please enter your mailing address in this form by November 28.

Worried about sharing a physical address? I understand, and here’s exactly how it will be used: Only I will see the collected addresses, and a few minutes after the labels are confirmed to print correctly, the file is deleted. Your address is not used for anything else besides this year’s card list (which is why I have a new request form each year).

Let me know if you would like one!

I’m Not Doing NaNoWriMo, but for a good reason

So, I’m not doing National Novel Writing Month this year, but I have an excuse.

This is the first time in…I dunno, a lot of years that I have not even started NaNo. This was a bit of a tough choice, because I like having a streak, but this was a year I knew I would not have the time to dedicate to word count. Not because there’s Thanksgiving or normal stuff, but for a Legit Reason.

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