This weird clusterf**k anniversary

  April 22nd is a weird fucking day for me. First of all, it’s Earth Day. Not weird. Awesome, in fact. My favorite holiday.  I’ve written about it from a technology perspective, as well as from corporate “green team” and volunteer perspectives, Today I will plant bachelor’s buttons and sunflower seeds in the garden, something we’ll not get to enjoy…


In our efforts to deep-clean the house in preparation for sale, getting in the nooks and crannies of our stove was a priority, and this de-greaser recipe is pretty darn awesome. And yeah, it’s just a variation of the many other types of DIY cleaners using stuff we all (should) have around the house. Serious inspiration: prisons with no guards…

Week in Pictures

What a fun weekend! First, a treasured few days with my dear friend M who took the train down for another weekend visit (this is her with Pix Patisserie‘s Benedictine hot toddy), and we had lots and lots of girlfriend time catching up while of course eating drinking, and being merry at 3 Doors Down, Petite Provence, Tapalaya and Pix.…

my dualities, my life, my journey

I took my love, I took it down Climbed a mountain and I turned around And I saw my reflection in the snow covered hills ‘Til the landslide brought it down Oh, mirror in the sky What is love? Can the child within my heart rise above? Can I sail through the changin’ ocean tides? Can I handle the seasons…


This week – lots of shit hitting the fan, lots to call out, and of course, some music to slink around to at the end… “Be on guard for unnecessarily-gendered terms (hysterical, shrill, “man up”, “grow a pair”, ballsy). Notice how those examples are all predicated on the assumption that acting like a man is inherently good, and acting like a woman is…

Week in Pictures

Time to go figure out a way to differentiate our car in the grocery store parking lot from the 85% of others that are also Subaru wagons! It’s good to send the Focus packing for something more roomy while also not buying new, something that was important to me since we couldn’t afford the hybrid Niro we originally were pining…

Playing it by ear (3 day journey)

TUESDAY I can’t say each day what I am going to feel or hear or inhale or gather in. I know that I am not a mother. My therapist told me to express thanks for blessings already on their way and I said why. WHY. We did this one year ago, two years ago, three years ago and…nothing. The agency…


Thank you, Dr. King. Your inspiration continues to this day, 50 years after we lost you, and we will never give up hope for a better tomorrow. It’s a big day. Read this. And on other topics… “Where once she was edgy and provocative, she is now absurd and offensive. Her views are muddled and incoherent. She is more invested…

Week in Pictures

Spring brings a bit of cheer and melancholy, all mixed together.  Cheer obviously for the gorgeousness of the tulips coming up and for the lilacs budding on a tree that just 12 years ago was a six foot stump sticking out of the ground (several years after buying my home it suddenly came back to life…talk about a gift…). I…


Well, I just went to Next Level Burger for the first time – where one can enjoy a delicious burger and a to-die-for shake that are all plant-based (and not-“Frankenmeaty” at all). Proof positive that it is entirely possible to be, as they proudly say in Oregon, a fat vegan. “As long as we don’t have any kind of representation…

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