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Halsted Bernard
Writer, Diarist, Unlibrarian
Writer, Diarist, Unlibrarian

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Several weeks ago Google+ silently changed the default sharing level on my #Project365 posts to "only me". It's fixed now, and I will add future #Project365 posts to my Project 365 collection:

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This week: someone was busy & I tried to stay sane.

Life That was quite a week, wasn’t it? Someone’s been busy. All I did was go to work, get a haircut, and try not to lose my damned mind over every New York Times app notification. Even my trusty Lamy 2000 fell apart. At least Zen has had a great week. In…

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This week: I wrote words but 💩 would suffice.

Life If my life could be summed up in one emoji this week, it’d be 💩. I have been on hyper-vigilant poop watch for Zen, fretting over her lack of bowel movements, convinced that she would land back in the hospital. But Friday was a breakthrough day for…

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This week: Zen's health scare and snow that won't melt.

Life So many things were disrupted this week that I don’t know where to start. I’ll start with the most important: despite a health scare, Zen is okay. On Thursday morning, Zen started to show signs of discomfort due to constipation, and by the early…

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What I've been up to this week: surviving another ice storm, lots of work, even some writing!

Life Hello from the midst of another Portland ice-pocalypse! FunkyPlaid and I have a fire going in the fireplace and still have power, but the sidewalks and roads are covered with ice. Now that I have somewhat recovered from last year’s Project 365, I…

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As 2016 ends, so does this round of Project 365. I am relieved on both counts, although I will miss how the act of sharing a daily photo kept me connected with faraway loved ones. Thank you for being here; your presence meant a lot to me during this very…

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A tiny tree sits next to a pine-scented candle, and it is drizzling outside. Zen wanders through the house, pausing to express her displeasure at all of the chilly corners that lack FunkyPlaid’s presence. But soon he will be coming home, and we’ll all be…

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Here is my first Kaweco, a Liliput Fireblue, which is one of the smallest fountain pens — less than four inches long when capped! Each pen is hand-torched by Kaweco CEO Michael Gutberlet to give it the distinctively mottled steel finish. I’m looking…
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