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  • food

    A Cook, Not a Baker

    I don’t write much about food, which seems odd, because it’s a huge part of my life. It’s probably because it feels weird saying “food is a huge part of my life”. Isn’t food…

    November 17, 2015
  • arts & music

    Hark To The Future: A Cautionary Screenplay

    FADE IN: INT. APARTMENT LIVING ROOM – SUNDAY EVENING A modest living room – reasonably tidy except for an area around a 1970’s-era brown couch, which is festooned with unfolded laundry, a laptop, two…

    September 29, 2015
  • Mother and child praying

    Don’t Get Your Hopes Up

    As a particularly cynical 14-year-old (is there any other kind?) I remember telling people that you should always expect the worst in any situation, because then you’d never be disappointed and there was at least a…

    July 7, 2015
  • culture & community travel

    Throw Another Shrimp on the Barbie?

    I’m inspired today by Briana’s myth-busting post, partly because I’m also from a country fond of cultural appropriation (besides adopting any national holiday that involves drinking, we also enjoy claiming people/things from New Zealand as our…

    May 19, 2015
  • culture & community relationships & love

    The New Kid

    (Today’s old-timey photographs brought to you by the copyright-free glory that is Flickr Commons. I’ve been using it at work lately, and finding it a fun resource.) I am the new kid on the…

    April 10, 2015
  • arts & music sisterhood

    Hanging on the Telephone

    I am currently waiting for news. Somewhat important news. News that, while not really life-changing, will probably alter the course of the next year at the very least. But despite trying very hard to…

    February 10, 2015
  • culture & community health

    Resolutely in Reverse

    Made some new shiny resolutions for 2015? Looking for tips on how to stick with them and get your money’s worth from those new running shoes/swimming goggles/ski poles/aerial yoga lessons? Well, you’re in luck, because…

    January 5, 2015
  • culture & community travel

    Wait For It…

    I suppose, in the most literal sense, winter is coming here too. Not for about seven months, mind you, but we will eventually have winter again if we wait long enough. But, generally speaking, November…

    November 14, 2014