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An initiation of sorts

This week, I formally introduced my thumb to my hammer.  This happened in the form of a 70-80% effort swing, resulting in my thumb finding itself between the proverbial ‘rock and hard place’.   131 more words

The Lady Tradie

A broken MacBook power adapter and crowdsourced charging

I spent my last two days and change at SXSW without a working power adapter for my MacBook Air, and remaining productive on my laptop was far easier than I could have imagined. 420 more words


Need to clear up about what I said IRL re: Cadmium pigments

I have a little less time than I thought, to get both of my painting assignments done.  The good news is that I only get dropped 1/2 of a grade for turning them in late.  999 more words


Feeling the need to write again...

I’ve been sick since the latter half of last week.  Accordingly, I haven’t been doing much artwork…but I have been writing.  This has kind of gotten to the point of not knowing whether or not to continue on with the Writing full-force — as the art practice is emboldening me to do — or to continue on with the Art, knowing that it is not an easy path (especially if I want to work at it, professionally). 1,124 more words


Trigger Warning: rape, sexual harassment, mutilation. Thoughts on the female condition.

I’m not sure how long I will have to write — or rather, how long I “should write — but I came to a couple of clear moments today at work, and wanted to record them. 1,367 more words


Dark Matter: My Rather Peckish Relationship with the Christian Mystical Tradition

“Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend.
Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.”
—Groucho Marx

I’ve never really gotten into the old Christian mystics. 1,889 more words

Occupational Hazards

Sitting duck - how sitting down is silently hurting us

What would grandma say?

As we move further into the modern era of the internet and new technology we begin to move further away from risks that were once very prevalent in old occupations. 1,216 more words