Last night I noticed that the scallions I put in a glass on the windowsill have put out new growth and it felt like some kind of miracle. I frantically looked in the fridge for other produce I could save–we waste so much!–and saw that we have at least two more green onions I canContinue reading “It’s Alive! and Upcycling”
As a graduate student and “knowledge worker,” most of my life revolves around processing information. One of my academic fields–information science–deals with how people gather and disseminate information, and how people turn it into knowledge, while the other–history–involves gathering and interpreting a vast amount of data to craft an argument about the past. I useContinue reading “Knowledge Work, Emotional Labor”
I have a little yellow Daisy on my front porch that I’ve been trying to keep alive for a few weeks. I’m not doing a very good job of it. The flower lives life on a strange carnival ride of forgetfulness, swinging wildly from healthy, golden vitality to a state of near-death droopiness over theContinue reading “The Daisy”
Penny on a rainy day.
This week I’ve been spending a lot of time in the kitchen. Like many Americans, I’ve spent my entire life on a weight loss “journey,” but the only times I’ve ever had any success have been those times when I truly take ownership of everything I eat and drink. This means planning meals and cookingContinue reading “Make it Yourself: Starting My Home Cooking Journey”
There is an overgrown patch in the middle of my backyard that sprung up last month when winter began to gasp away. I remember it happened all of a sudden. The grass was not short—it rarely is in my yard, sadly—but subdued. More bohemian gardeners might have almost called it respectable. But then it rainedContinue reading “Field Notes: Spanish Needles in the Mohawk Patch”
Car Seat Headrest put on a great show tonight at The Moon. That is all.
I added a long, slow uphill to the route tonight and still grabbed my fastest pace yet. My legs are burning, so this must be doing some good. I know there are real runners out there scoffing at this, but I’m slowly gaining speed, strength, endurance, and confidence. Staying motivated through week 2–is this turningContinue reading “Still Pushing: Week 2”
I really wanted to stay home and be lazy tonight. It was a long day. Traffic was terrible, and I don’t sleep enough to feel great at the end of every week. But then I saw myself in the mirror and thought there might be a little bit of a positive change happening, so IContinue reading “Pushing Through It”