Monthly Archives: January 2011

The Dreaded Gyro Monster

I went out to lunch alone on Wednesday, having forgotten to take anything in from home. There’s this wonderful coney island place not far from work, and they [..]

Allergies, Food, Gluten-Free, Health

Book Review – Track of the Cat

A couple of days ago, I wrote about the immensely satisfying end to Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter and then immediately embarked upon Track of the Cat. I liked [..]

Book Review

Book Review – Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter

It’s not often a book insinuates itself into my “Favorite Books Ever” list; I’ve read some amazing literature over the decades, and I hold many titles dear: The [..]

Book Review

Maybe Ordering Seeds Will Warm Me Up…

As the flakes of snow bluster sideways, carried on the bonechilling wind outside the library here in Hartland, the old boiler cannot quite keep up with the demands [..]

Community, From the Garden, Gardening, Goals, Harvest, Planning, Sustainability ,


For about a decade, I’ve struggled with an inability to focus on things I’m not interested in, and an inability to remember things associated with that subject. Ask [..]

Allergies, Gluten-Free, Health, Mental Well-Being, Mom, Stress , ,

“Just Paint Over It”

The previous owners of our house seemed to have a very strong belief in the following philosophy: If you no longer like or need something, just paint over [..]

Crafts, Household, Sewing, WTF

Book Review – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Some time ago, I promised a few Facebook friends to review The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson, and I’m finally getting around to it. It [..]

Book Review , ,

Blogs from the Edge

My first drug dealer was my mother. It began when I was about five or six, and innocently enough. She’d give me Dramamine on car trips with a [..]

Health, Mom , , ,

Tolerance & Compassion, Vorlons & Shadows

In the fall of last year, I made a promise to myself to be more tolerant of, and to espouse less anger toward people who are on the [..]

Musing, Personal Responsibility, Politics , ,

A Quick Recipe to Start the New Year

Yesterday at noon, it was nearly sixty degrees here on the Michigan homestead, or so sayeth the EnginNeir’s weather gadgetry. By sundown, however, it was snowing. Good times, [..]

Food, Gluten-Free, Vegetarian