What About the People We Don’t Forgive?

About a year and a half ago, I wrote this blog,¬†about the feeling of being forgiven, the reassurance of knowing you can be redeemed, and in describing that feeling implied (rightly) how important it is to also forgive. It was one of the most commented on things I’ve ever written; not in the way of…

PlayDiary: FFX and a New Lease on Yuna

I’ve been playing Final Fantasy X lately, on Vita, slowly, in intermittent pieces, mostly on planes. In between the waves of “holy shit this looks so good!”, I’ve been surprised by how unfamiliar and outside my expectation the characters are. I didn’t play FFX in its era, but I did watch Thom play quite a…

Festival Fashion at Forecastle Festival, Louisville KY

Festival snaps from Forecastle Festival in Louisville (Loo-a-vull) Kentucky…                                                                 That last one is me with Kayleigh Goldsworthy, who is touring with Young &…

Suburbia Music Festival 2014 Photo Blog/Experience Post

These are the pictures that someday kids look at, and conclude that they were born too late, and missed the days when everything was wild and free. Just like those photos of my uncle Dean in cowboy boots and underwear, canoeing the Current River…   Hailed by the aging Rolling Stone magazine as a festival…

The Anti-Anti List for February 19, 2014

The other day I listened to Beck’s new album. I was obsessed with Beck circa age 15. I lost touch a little in the Midnight Vultures era, but later realized that I get a little happier than usual every time a Beck song comes on, whether its Hell Yes or Devil’s Haircut or even Lost…

New Years, More Goals, Results Always Mixed

I’ve never been the biggest fan of New Year’s resolutions, but the past few years I’ve found myself liking to make goals around this time. I suppose that is nearly the same thing. Sometimes I fail at them; sometimes my priorities change during the year; sometimes I make some progress. It is hard for me…

Texas Hill Country With Dogs

When: Thanksgiving weekend, 2013. Who: Me, Thom, Meeka the eight year old dachshund, Echo the Malamute/pit bull (in her prime), Vega the giant Doberman puppy. Where we stayed: “Peace of Heaven” cabins, Vanderpool, TX – no TV, no signal on Verizon. Slow Wi-Fi available. – equipped with cooking utensils, more beds than necessary, and an…

Recipe: Icepocalypse Eggs (Eggs in the fireplace)

1. Wait for the one time per year when Dallas is immobilized by ice. 2. Light a fire, put all your food outside in the ice, and generally stabilize the situation. 3. Find some once used disposable cupcake pans in the cabinet, and coat the insides of the “pools” with butter. 4. Break an egg…

Sports: They’re Probably OK for.. Some People.. I Guess.

Someone just made a remark to me that implied that I don’t like sports because I’m a girl. While not made with unfriendly intentions, every time I hear this it annoys me. It irks me because it fails to recognize the nuance of my dislike of sports. I don’t like sports, or perhaps more properly,…

Juicer vs. Blender on a Juicing Binge

We decided to start experimenting with juicing. No, actually, that’s not how it happened really. A few days ago, we got hyped up after watching a documentary on Netflix about how processed foods are poisoning us all, and the benefits of natural foods. In the dramatization, natural food and juicing even helped a lady deal…

The Making of Upholstered Wiener Dog Ramps

Since Meeka’s back incident, she has not been allowed to climb stairs or leap off and on furniture. Because of this, she’s been mostly limited to the downstairs, and when shes upstairs, she has to be supervised every second because she feel perfectly capable of getting on and off the couch on a whim. I…