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Homemade Hygiene

There are many reasons why I created this blog, most from which I do not benefit due to my inability to keep it updated. Today is different. Maybe. One reason I like to blog is because I like to make things. I like to make practical things, too, and I don’t like to spend money […]

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New Plant Projects

I have a few plant projects going right now that I’m most excited about.  First, there’s the “avocado forest,” which consists of every avocado pit that our neighbor Stephanie, Justin and I have eaten for probably the last year. There are plants in all stages of growth, some as old as two years; others as […]

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Wickerman 2013

Our dear friend, Eggie, Justin & I made the sojourn to Pennsylvania for the Wickerman Burn Festival again this year. Each year is so different from the last; each an experience unto itself; this year was no exception. We arrived late Monday night after an almost-11-hour drive from Rhode Island to this patch of land […]

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Almond Milk

I was writing a recipe to a friend that calls for spent almond meal that is left over from making almond milk, when I realized I do not have a post on how to make almond milk (gasp!)  and also what myriad of things one can do with the delicious (and commercially expensive) almond meal! […]

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Joe, Snow and Phô

So we had this snowstorm, right? You might have heard. Friday evening the storm knocked out our power. What we didn’t realize was that our electricity somehow controls our house heat, which made for stupidly cold floors and an even colder day. But I didn’t know any of this, really, when I heard Justin making […]

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The Sun Shines Down On Me…

I’m walking down that empty road But it ain’t empty now, Because I’m on it. – Daniel Johnston, “The Sun Shines Down On Me” I had almost completely forgotten about this song. Further, I had almost completely forgotten about this version of this song, which (admittedly late) brought my attention steadfast to the genius of […]

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A Walk in the Woods

A couple weeks ago, Justin & I went for a walk down the East Bay Bike Path to find suitable hooping scenery, when Justin stumbled upon a geocache on the abandoned rail lines.  It was a pill container stuffed in the arm of a train track. Justin thought it seemed “out of place,” and when […]

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01/15/13 Practice

This has been an extraordinary winter, with many days much more like spring: warm, moist and perfect for scenic hoop practice and exploring our area. We decided to take a walk this afternoon and ended up walking about 8 miles, from our house to Riverside and then back around. Along the way we grooved it, […]

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Hooping at Bold Point

Today I went out in search of sunshine, but only found a little wind and dramatic skies. I suppose there’s not much complaint to be had; after all, it is early January and it’s warm enough to be…