It seemed like we were the last people to find out our kid made the honor roll. Until we told her.




Also, forgot to post yesterday’s results on this site.


Our Studio Ghibli binge continued tonight with NausicaΓ€ of the Valley of the Wind (1984). That’s Ghibli film No. 9 since Christmas.

That HBO Max subscription we gifted ourselves last month has paid off rather nicely.🍿πŸŽ₯🎞


“John Cage said that fear in life is the fear of change. If I may add to that: nothing can avoid changing. It’s the only thing you can count on. Because life doesn’t have any other possibility, everyone can be measured by his adaptability to change.” (Robert Rauschenberg)


In my agonizing over an extended family situation, my phone scrolling compulsion yields the fact that there is a patron saint of dysfunctional families: St. Eugene de Mazenod.

Don’t ever tell me God doesn’t speak to us through whatever means He pleases. St. Eugene, pray for us.


Parent of local NPR station acquires Chicago Sun-Times. Per the newspaper: β€œUnder the deal, the Sun-Times would become an independent operation of WBEZ’s owner, Chicago Public Media, and convert from for-profit to nonprofit status.”



Watched β€œBelle” this afternoon. First time in a while, if ever, that we ever left the theater in complete silence as we tried to unpack everything.

I can at least say it is one of the most visually stunning animated features I’ve ever seen. 🎬