I’m a showoff

I’ve spent the last few months training to become a tour guide in the city’s Japanese Garden. It required hours of classes, giving a lot of practice tours, doing outside research, which I love, and many, many hours practicing my guide talk in my living room.

I’m not a great public speaker. I tend to freeze at the mic, but my inner showoff is emerging and leading tours is going to be fun.

Rain a rama

First post ever.

The rain is torrential today. Across the street, my neighbor’s extremely tall cedar tree is waving back and forth. I’m afraid to google how deep its roots are. Hope they’re firmly wrapped around bedrock.