Bibliography, Annotated (to date)

An awesome (and super-talented) friend of mine approached me a couple of weeks ago and said that my blog had inspired her to reframe how she looked at waste and personal products. That’s kick ass! If even one person gets something out of my ramblings, I feel like I’ve won (although my secret goal is…

Ayurveda Applied

So, I’ve gotten interested in ayurveda recently. Not so much because I have a desire to become a yoga master (I’m way too impatient for yoga…you’re free to counsel me in the benefits, and I’m sure that I would become as flexible as a bendy straw if I could just. settle. down. and. do. it.…

The Evolution of Paperless

Here “she” sits, in all of her glory: My new Fujitsu ScanSnap S1300i! I’ve been lusting after the “paperless” achievement badge for quite some time. It has eluded me for several reasons: the horrendous cost of appropriate scanning devices the daunting task of required signatures on documents (that are then scanned and emailed back to…

My Foray into Canning

I’m having all sorts of adventures these days, which is a really fun carrot to dangle in front of my nose as I plod through the scintillating reading on the nervous system. I know that sucker is important, but man…could you BE any more boring? The other day, I was high on the success of…

I made some cheese!

So, the sad tale of the whey-filled cheddar. Victor and I decided one fine day in Los Angeles (but really, when is there anything but fine days in Los Angeles…I know, I know, it’s really hard to complain about good weather getting monotonous, but I’m here to tell you that it DOES. Those damn birds…

An Ambassador for Change

Today, here in Southern California, we are in the middle of RAIN-POCALYPSE 2014, otherwise known as Storm Watch 2014, a.k.a “Help, there’s wet stuff falling from the sky and I don’t know how to drive anymore.” Rain always makes me pensive, and I was ruminating on a couple of things that have happened to me…

Hard Cider for the WIN.

I have mentioned this is several previous posts, but never written about it directly. For Christmas, my brother gave me True Brews, a wonderful, really accessible book about home brewing. The author, Emma Christensen, is pretty cool because she’s also down to earth. She isn’t advocating buying enough specialized equipment to fill a garage, but…