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Rainy Weekend and Garden Thieves!

I hope you had a good weekend, despite the cold, wet weather!  I didn’t do a whole lot this weekend.  I mostly hung around with the pupster and went for a bike ride.  125 more words


Get Pickled: Where to Eat Fermented Foods in Portland Right Now

Recently, some scientists discovered a potential link between eating fermented foods and decreased social anxiety. This seems like a real win-win situation for everyone. Here’s where to get your pickle fix in PDX right now: 251 more words

Bathtub Blogs

I am writing to you from the bathtub. Is this abnormal? I have an excuse, I am two glasses down on a bottle of my red wine,and my wine packs a punch.I am kind of thirsty though… I spilled too much Epsom salts into the bath and my eyeballs are burning. 509 more words


Racoon Azuki Buns

I was reading about Tanuki Racoon Dog a few days ago, was fascinated by how this folklore mammal has been deified in Japan as a governing deity of all things in nature (including fertility, protection, purity, trust, etc) and til this day , I still see them in some of the temples in Japan. 434 more words

Little Bentos

Tanuki woodcuts

I made these woodblock prints while in college. Originally, I designed it to be a triptych, with the middle print a composite of the two other images, but it didn’t work out. 59 more words

Art And Illustration

I Need Fad Diets Anonymous!

Here’s a video of Tanuki doing her cute little doggy things on a typical doggy walk.  She starts to get too warm and a little tired near the end and she likes to roll in the grass to cool down and take a rest.  242 more words