Tag: inspiration

Guest Post: Five Women

When my husband and I married, he shrunk his collection of books by about 80% in order to move across the Pacific, and recently I noticed the majority of his books are by male authors. If you think about it, books written by women are all too often considered “women’s lit” and movies directed by women or written by them…

Week in Pictures

  Spring keeps springing…the more unusual tulip variations like this one on the left just began to bloom as the early ones are already dying out, and these purple ones (whose name I always forget…amethyst something…?) are making me happy. I can smell lilacs, the star magnolia has already burnt in the premature 80+ degree days we’ve had this week,…

Week in Pictures

Whether it be street art or wall murals, the one thing I can say I love about Portland is that this kind of creative expression is definitely on the rise. Sadly, it’s almost all commissioned work (unlike in Melbourne and other cities where so much more of it is done for the sheer love of art…btw, see this, this, this…

Blogger Award (thanks C!)

Thanks to Cynthia at Making Peace With the Wrong Side of 40 for this blog award. As requested… 1 Name and thank the one who nominated me (see above) 2 Give a brief history of my blog (2008-present, started as I prepared for the death of my father, took me through several post-divorce years, showing my evolution as a woman,…

Week in Pictures

Oh hell yeah! In a “there’s nothing in the house” whining moment, we realized we have a crap ton of duck eggs and semolina, and that with a pinch of salt meant Dan made us homemade pasta and I grabbed the rest of the chopped bacon from the freezer, mixed it with the last bits of sundried tomatoes from this…

Eco-licious

Amen, Bill! I was looking for a non-hospital-based primary care doc not long ago and found one near my home that was recommended. Then I found out they charge you a $100-150 “membership fee” per year (not something insurance covers) just for the privilege of seeing their staff – even though we all have copays and deductibles and shit already…

Emerging…

I just kept hearing the word “emergence” in my head recently. Where am I going to wake up and make my next move? What will it look like? Do I really need to abide by these self-imposed rules? Or can I just…do what I want to do? Is it okay for me to emerge into this new unfamiliarity of a…

Inspiration to keep going – RIP Dick Gregory

“I chose to be an agitator,” he said. “The next time you put your underwear in the washing machine, take the agitator out, and all you’re going to end up with are some dirty, wet drawers!” ~ Dick Gregory (from this CBS interview) Thank you, Mr Gregory, for your courage, your strength, your tireless advocacy, your humor, your wisdom, and…

Week in Pictures

Just before the jackasses in pickup trucks showed up to terrorize the beaches. I fucking hate how there are still places they allow people to drive right on the sand – it’s dangerous and disrespectful, both environmentally and to people trying to have a quiet day at the beach away from all that kind of thing. Ugh. But it was…