Rut Race

This Book Made My Head Spin: I Am Forbidden

Posted by on May 7, 2012 in Book Reviews & Reading, Highlight, Rut Race | 17 comments

This Book Made My Head Spin: I Am Forbidden

During the rut race, one of the things I focused on but didn’t write about was that I joined the online book club From Left to Write, inspired by reconnecting with an old friend. I used to be in a local book club, and I even ran it for a while. I fell out of sync with it when I found I wanted to read whatever I wanted to read, and was feeling stressed about reading book-club books. Unrelated to that, I fairly recently reconnected with an old friend on Facebook1. We met when we were teenagers, as members of a Jewish youth group. It does not cease to delight me that I love Robin as much...

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Rut Race, Day 7: Put My Game Face On

Posted by on Apr 20, 2012 in Highlight, Rut Race | 0 comments

I’ve been in a rut and this post is part of a series I’m writing to chronicle my efforts to get out of it. Are you in a rut, too? Or maybe you just want to spiff things up a little for yourself? Join in. I’m calling it the Rut Race. Earlier this week, when the baby was sleeping and I had the rest of the house to myself and I planned to crochet and watch television, I found myself writing to a few colleagues for advice about an idea I’d barely spent any time thinking about. I hit send before I could reconsider, and then I went and did my crocheting. I woke up the next...

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Rut Race, Day 6: Keep on Keeping On

Posted by on Apr 19, 2012 in Crafts, Highlight, Rut Race | 0 comments

I’ve been in a rut and this post is part of a series I’m writing to chronicle my efforts to get out of it. Are you in a rut, too? Or maybe you just want to spiff things up a little for yourself? Join in. I’m calling it the Rut Race. Most of the things I’ve been doing to get out of my rut have been new things, new approaches to old things, or things I haven’t done in a long time. But I’ve also been trying to make sure I keep doing things I’ve been doing that I know make me feel good. Namely, I’ve been crocheting or knitting every night. Not out...

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Rut Race, Day 5: Get Out and Converse!

Posted by on Apr 18, 2012 in Business, Highlight, Rut Race | 1 comment

I’ve been in a rut and this post is part of a series I’m writing to chronicle my efforts to get out of it. Are you in a rut, too? Or maybe you just want to spiff things up a little for yourself? Join in. I’m calling it the Rut Race. A month ago I saw Rachael Ashe at a Vancouver Mini Maker Faire event and she suggested we make a coffee date. She’s recently started working on her art full time and she’s been initiating coffee dates with lots of people. It’s something I used to do a lot, but haven’t done at all since the baby arrived. Since we started...

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Rut Race, Day 4: Release the Imagination

Posted by on Apr 17, 2012 in Crochet Me, Highlight, Mighty Ugly, Rut Race | 3 comments

I’ve been in a rut and this post is part of a series I’m writing to chronicle my efforts to get out of it. Are you in a rut, too? Or maybe you just want to spiff things up a little for yourself? Join in. I’m calling it the Rut Race. When I’m feeling my best, I’m an idea machine. If I managed to carry a notebook with me at all times and had the patience to stop whatever I’m doing when ideas strike, I’d have a room full of scribbled-in notebooks1. Still. Every so often an idea hits and I remember it. And it’s not just that I remember it,...

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Rut Race, Day 3: Spectacles

Posted by on Apr 16, 2012 in Highlight, Rut Race | 5 comments

Rut Race, Day 3: Spectacles

I’ve been in a rut and this post is part of a series I’m writing to chronicle the efforts I’m making to get out of it. Are you in a rut, too? Or maybe you just want to spiff things up a little for yourself? Join in. I’m calling it the Rut Race. I may have seemed down on my editing work last week, but I really do enjoy it. It involves a lot of screen time, though (and not the kind we wish bigoted pundits had less of). It’s, like, exclusively computer work. And if I’m even remotely tired or otherwise rundown, and end up hunched over, squinting at the screen....

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