brokenclay.org/journal

Personal

Dry State, Thirsty Tree

We put up and decorated the tree yesterday, so this morning I asked my Beloved to check the water and refill it. He responded, “Yeah, the cat has been drinking out of it.” How much water can an 8 pound…
Read more

Graduation and Reunion

Thoughts from a parent and alumna on attending my daughter’s graduation from William & Mary: So hot and humid! After 16 years in the Rocky Mountain west, I can’t understand how people can live there… …but the heat and humidity…
Read more

Meeting Old Friends

I had the pleasure and privilege this weekend of meeting (in person) two Bay area disability bloggers whom I have known (virtually) for a long time: Scott Rains and Wheelchair Dancer. Scott is the wildly prolific and multi-lingual author of…
Read more

How Not to Avoid the Superbowl

As non-football fans, my husband and I enjoy Superbowl Sunday. Streets are empty, shops are quiet and it’s easy to find a seat in the movie theater. One memorable year (football fans will probably remember which year it was, I…
Read more

People in the Sky

I saw the International Space Station yesterday. I was driving home at about 6 pm. The sky was clear. As I headed west, I saw what I first assumed to be a plane, but it was long and skinny, almost…
Read more

WISE launches!

I’ve been working on a satellite called WISE (Widefield Infrared Survey Explorer) for the past several years. My husband and I were given the opportunity to attend the launch as guests. I figured that I might never get the chance…
Read more