I've recently come to appreciate, with the help of a dear friend, how privileged & actually wonderful my life is. When my biggest worries are making sure all my leftovers are eaten and my library books are returned on time, I should be extremely grateful. This is something I am working on a daily basis.


 We went clamming in Coos Bay, and I've decided it is one of my favorite hobbies (can you call it a hobby if you've done it one weekend?) As a midwestern, every discovery on the coast is an adventure and I'm usually amazed and obnoxiously telling everyone about it.
So here I am telling you.


Our new favorite beach - 7 Devils - full of creatures, dead and alive.
(not pictured: a dead porcupine & walrus?, a baby prawn, so many agate stones, & no humans in sight!)