Quid Facis? (kwid fah-kis) Latin. What do you do? What are you doing?

I quit my job at the library in April 2022 in pursuit of something new. I started this website to both ask and answer the eternal question What do you do? I’m documenting my daily doings and teaching myself new skills. Sometimes I’m kind of funny. If you like what you find, subscribe and tell all your friends.

Lately:

Ghost Keys (as Opposed to Skeleton Keys)

When I was about 10 years old, my family attended a wedding reception for a couple of friends from church. Most of the typical wedding reception things held no interest for me and I didn’t know many of the people there, but a friend from my Sunday school was there with her parents. After we…

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Unprompted Digital Attack

I worked on various non-blog related things all day, all weekend, in fact, and was doing a pretty good job of getting things accomplished IRL. Then something happened and I thought, “I can write about that! I’ve got a story to lead into it, it’s relatable, a little self-deprecating. Perfect.” So I open up WordPress…

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A Shitty Story

I took Pippin on our usual morning walk through the neighborhood and was thinking about what to write next. Sometimes I think in my head and sometimes I think out loud which gets me a few strange looks, but it also augments my natural “I’m kind of a weirdo” vibes and serves as added protection…

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Make Like a Tree

It’s after Thanksgiving now, which means it’s officially acceptable for me to upgrade autumn things for winter things, but it also means that I’m in that post-holiday turkey-induced slump where I don’t have much energy or motivation to trudge up to the attic and dig out the Christmas decorations, so I’m just going to write…

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Uneventful Update

I’ve been writing a little less than usual because I’ve been doing a little less than usual. The weather has turned positively wintery (we even had the tiniest dusting of snow this week!) and most of my activities have been boring, routine maintenance things like making sure that the hoses got disconnected from the outside…

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Oh Deer, Is It That Time Again?

Eons ago, when Facebook had only just begun its rapid decline into rabid division, I enjoyed with one afternoon’s lunch a particularly delightful piece of bread. The flavor was developed and balanced, the crust crackly and golden, and the inside open and exquisitely chewy. It was the chewiness that got me that day, the shining…

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