A return… of sorts. 

Y’all, it has been a WEEK. 

The World Series. 

Leonard Cohen. 

The Election. 

It feels a little bit like the world has missed that left turn in Albuquerque, to quote Bugs Bunny. So much to process, on so many different levels. I really have no words, mostly because there are still so many in my head, there’s so much that I don’t know, and those things that I do I’m struggling to interpret in a way that makes sense. 

In an effort to reframe this new world order into something that I can wrap my mind around, I’m taking a step back. I’m going to start posting here, on a daily basis, for 30 days. And the things that I post will be things I find beautiful, inspirational, thoughtful. 

I would love to hear from you, too. Share with me those things that inspire you, that make you laugh, that soothe your souls. You can email me at indirectroutes at gmail, or message me through the book of Face. 

Let’s start, shall we?


  • It’s Veterans Day, formerly Armistice Day.  As a new military auntie, today feels a little more personal than in years past. Here’s the poem that John McCrae wrote to commemorate the day. What would we do without poets to make sense of the world for us?
  • Relatedly, I’m so grateful for this poet’s canon. Taking huge comfort in his legacy today. 
  • A meditation from Brain Pickings, author Rebecca Solnit’s parsing of what hope is and isn’t.
  • A first step to personal growth and creativity. Lace up!
  • I’m reading this book, and it’s rocking my world.
  • Wait But Why has masquerading rabbits. Tricksy tricksy bunnies…

More tomorrow. 

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