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Got home safe & sound, much to my relief — I really prefer my own nice little futon. Wanted a really simple crockpot recipe for my first dinner at home again, so tried this. The smell was fabulous all day long — yum! I served it with a salad first, to make sure we all […]

One pick-up truck. Four people. One steep flight of basement stairs. Forty six comics long boxes. Ow. That, of course, does not count the boxes the day before which we (just two of us this time) hucked up the basement stairs to muggy garage and thence into the packing pod, which the company came and […]

The temperatures here in St. Louis are, in a word, psychotic. It may be either pleasantly warm, muggy and hot, or pouring rain outside — but the air conditioning will be blasting in any building you enter. I can't decide whether to swelter in my sweatshirt outside, or shiver in my shirtsleeves inside. Constantly taking […]

Sadly, flying has become more of an annoyance than an adventure. I'm not surprised most of the airlines are struggling, considering their attempts to sneakily ding you with constant, unrelenting fees stacked on hidden fees. Fortunately we deliberately packed light so all our luggage was carry-on, and I always travel well-stocked with good books. Also, […]

Later edit: This bibliography has been seriously revised and updated due to professorial input. Check out the new version here.   There! That's all the reviews of all the books on my booklist for last semester's Ecofeminism comps class. I figured posting the original versions, before they were edited down to fit into the comps […]

I think I've figured out what makes a really great meatloaf, as opposed to just a good one: mixing meats. All the meatloaf recipes I've really enjoyed do this, such as turkey breast and turkey sausage, or beef and pork, or chicken and turkey. I'm not sure why it makes such a difference, but it […]

Well! I am both startled and pleased — I've had a crockpot dish that every single person enthusiastically told me I should definitely make again! That's always a lovely feeling. :) Strangely enough, this is about the simplest recipe I've tried in a while, and I don't recall where I got it from — it […]

Once a week we have friends over for some tabletop gaming, and I provide dinner — it is, in fact, one of the two meals a week which I make. They're very sweet friends, too, in that they each toss $5 into the kitty for food. There are five of us total, and of course […]

Yay, another hugely successful and very simple crockpot meal! This recipe created a moist, delicious chicken where the meat was so tender that it really fell off the bones. Also, the smell when you walk into the kitchen is divine! However, one housemate is a bit squicked by seeing meat on bones, so I'll probably […]

I love being able to stack up automatic posts ahead of time! :) Had a really fun time at the "Boogie on the Bayou" festival in Campbell: got a beautiful new Venetian-style mask (that's it to the immediate left); got to listen to some Cajun music; and got to eat crawfish etoufee, alligator kebab, and […]

Bestiaries depict mythical, moralizing animals, but are also potential allegorical sparks that can bloom into brilliant mental bonfires. My bestiary is this mythologizing animal's fascinated exploration of beauty & meaning in the wonder of existence -- in the hopes of inspiring yet more joyous flares of intellectual passion.

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