Category Archives: 5 senses

I do still like it…but do I keep it?

There’s a skirt I’ve been thinking about a lot. I bought it in 2003 near Brick Lane in White Chapel in London. It fit me wonderfully, and for me that was something. Things didn’t often fit me straight off the … Continue reading

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Gosh, where did September go?

We’re more than a third of the way into October, and I feel like I’m just coming out of a haze of calling/emailing/spending carrier pigeons to my senators and feeling absolutely paralyzed by what is happening in the world. I … Continue reading

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My advice to you is that you should return your library books

I’ve been feeling like a total flake and irresponsible person in the past week. This has been a real bummer because it hasn’t been because of my current actions or behavior, I’ve been making progress towards my goals, but rather … Continue reading

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Fall Feasting

It has been a good week for Fall food. The weather has been chilly but not too cold (until the past couple of days where it swung back up into the 80s), and there is a bounty of veg, both … Continue reading

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Post-it Notes

I have been trying a new thing where I write down the first couple of things I want to accomplish in a day on a post-it note and attaching that note to my phone. The idea is that if I … Continue reading

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Free to a good home

At the beginning of the summer, I was working at the library. There were plants, tomato and pepper plants (green? jalapeño? We don’t know!), that were free to a good home. I picked up two tomato plants and a pepper … Continue reading

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Garden Goods

I have joked in the past that gardening and canning are some of my zombocalypse skills. Should the worst come to pass, I, theoretically, will still be able to feed myself and a few others. Of course, that widely exaggerates … Continue reading

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I Like Blending My Own Tea

Another lifetime ago, I thought I would take an introductory course on herbalism and how to be a herbalist. It was part of a series that was a training course. It was right after I had finished my Masters. I … Continue reading

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Cannelloni from the Garden

My relationship with my Italian Grandmother was complicated. Suffice it to say that she wasn’t really the kind of woman to invite children into her kitchen to help her cook. But, I love Italian food and I loved my Grandmother, … Continue reading

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Happy National Lipstick Day!

When I was younger, my relationships with makeup and things I considered feminine were fraught. First, I was a fat kid and a fat teen, so it was hard to find clothing that appropriately captured my sense of style and … Continue reading

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