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  • home & lifestyle

    How To Make Your Own Fun

    I heard it a lot when I was younger – usually from unsympathetic adults, as I draped myself over the couch in the middle of one of those summer breaks that seemed to last…

    August 26, 2016
  • coffee, cookie, glasses, wellness, Cheney

    On Wellness, Part 2

    Is “wellness” an unattainable construct? No matter how hard we try it’s always just out of reach. The trouble with a system that sets us up for failure. (As indicated by the title, there’s a part…

    July 4, 2016
  • Lemon cayenne drink

    On Wellness, Part 1

    Wherein I find I have so much to say, that I’m splitting this into parts. Like Joanna, I’m a fan of pancakes. In fact, there was a month last winter where I had vivid…

    March 23, 2016
  • 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