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My friends are a delight — which is a huge relief when I'm cranky due to being ill or tired! I'm very lucky they all still put up with me. ;) One dear on-line friend of many years accepted my recent google+ contact request, then sent me a message: "You literally just gave me the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Journaling for the ecofeminism class! :) Regarding how the plans for the yard go, and my place in nature: I've put up two bird feeders — one for hummingbirds and one for seed eaters — out front as I continue to map out what changes and/or additions I intend for the yard. The seed eaters […]

Okay, this posting is going to be a not-so-quick recap of stuff I want to keep track of for my yard work, and I'll keep adding to it as I learn more stuff to do. I'll work more on the compost idea later; for now, some very useful URLs: the National Wildlife Federation's Garden for […]

More Arcosanti photos; click on the thumbnails for a larger, clearer version of each photo. Also, you can read my thoughts on Arcosanti here, for more background, and see more photos at the end of that article. Enjoy! :)

Blerg. Upcoming school weirdness is distracting. That plus some unpleasant news sort of ate the creative part of my brain for a bit. Back now, however, and feeling much better after a good night's sleep and a nice breakfast of scrambled eggs with blue cheese — rather tasty and interesting flavor from that! It's a […]

Photos are at the end of this article; all are clickable for larger versions. You will need to use the Back button on your browser to return to this page. Enjoy! :) Arcosanti was designed in the 70's by Paolo Soleri, who dreamed of ecologically friendly cities. His soaring design precludes cars, integrates multiple levels […]

Good heavens, I did it! I did 50 new things before my next birthday — check it out!! I'm off to do the happycolliedance! :) Wow — now I want to keep going, because this is fun!

Lupin Lodge is a surprisingly nice place! I'm typing this au naturel by the pool, after cooling off from the heat of the day. The Lodge has over 100 acres and has been around for 77 years in 2012, so unsurprisingly it also has a strongly family-oriented atmosphere. There are also quite a few permanent […]

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