I’ve been slowly working on a gardening project the last few months involving building a 6’ x 4’ garden bed with a Subpod in it. The Subpod is a worm composter that actually goes inside the garden bed and has holes in the sides so the worms can move between the compost and the garden […]Read More Building a Composting Garden Bed
Lucky enough to chance on the dragonfly migration the other day! Hundreds of thousands (millions?) of dragonflies all pointed due south, zipping down the coast. Very cool. Very hard to photograph. But over the jungly trees on our dunes many of them had nipped off for a break and a snack; they were zipping over […]Read More Dragonflies
In the spirit of sometimes leaving the house and not spending my entire life working or writing while lying on the couch, (or in the bath reading novels), I’ve taken up rowing in addition to ceramics. It’s pretty satisfying to have acquired two new skills in the last few months. In the rowing club we […]Read More Ceramics and Rowing
Took a brief trip to Iowa and got to see both a beautiful fall and a brief lovely taste of winter, and then run back to 80 degree Florida. Doctor visit was pretty worthless, he basically said yeah I don’t know what to tell you anymore there’s no data for this at all whatsoever… You […]Read More Seasons!
I’ve been keeping busy! Sort of. Too busy to write blog posts, apparently, or not busy enough to have anything in particular to write about? Maybe both. Anyway I have been doing lots of novel writing, and also some working and some day drinking with friends, and lots of going to the gym and yoga, […]Read More Ceramics and transcriptions
Are a thing. A really, really good thing. I just discovered this and thought other people might like to discover it too, if they haven’t already. Please enjoy.Read More Deep-fried Jalapeños
Record-setting monster hurricane Dorian almost paid us a visit! The original forecast was to hit basically exactly where we live as a 4, which would undoubtedly have been the end of our house (or at least of our roof and therefore all of our things, as the landlord hasn’t repaired the roof after the last […]Read More Hurricane Vacation
Took a quick trip to the opposite corner of the country to attend my 10 year college reunion last week. It was mostly fun and only moderately depressing. I was reminded of what a beautiful place Portland is, and what a beautiful campus my college has. In the words of the girl I walked to […]Read More Portland college reunion
WHO KNEW?! That’s right: a left penis and a right penis. Just in case anyone else is as thrilled by this fabulous factoid as I am, I thought I’d share. By the way, anyone who knows me knows that I’m not a big fan of snakes: if I were to rank every kind of animal […]Read More Snakes have two penises!
A couple weeks ago I had a Little House on the Prairie moment and became determined to make strawberry jam with a mountain of fresh farmers market strawberries. I was fairly successful. Actually the jam is delicious, it’s just really really effing sweet. On fresh baked bread it’s kinda perfect though. My typical cooking style […]Read More Super Sweet Strawberry Chia Jam