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Thanks so much!

OMG, friends! Because of you and your support, I am able, today, to donate $403.44 to organizations working to help reunite the families separated by our horrendous administration’s racist and ugly policies at our southern border. We need to keep on doing this kind of work, people. Those of us who can donate money should. Those of us who can …

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Family separation update: organizations doing good works

So many people have messaged and emailed me regarding my newsletter (thank you so much for that, friends!), and some have shared some awesome resources that could use our support. If you’re looking for other organizations to donate to, here’s a list, with links. These organizations are all looking for financial support. Most are providing legal support to these families; …

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What is happening?

I know that the American history we’ve been taught in schools is so disgustingly white-washed that many of us don’t even know or realize just how many horrible things this country has done, particularly to people of color. And I know that this current crisis is absolutely in line with the true American history. Othering people of color so that …

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Re-entry is a you-know-what

It feels super duper ridiculous to be “complaining” about finding my way back to reality after a very special and very chill vacation, but this is my space, and I’ll bitch if I want to! But seriously, getting back to real life after any break from it can be hard. When you completely check out (like I rarely do; my …

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I love all y’all!

OMG, you guys have given me aaaaaalllll of the feels this week! The Facebook messages, the comments here, on IG, and on FB, the lovely female camaraderie, and, unfortunately, the fact that so many of us have felt the exact same way about our bodies, and have had others cause us to feel this way, makes my heart sing and …

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A brief history of my hair (and a realization I came to this weekend)

This past weekend was the Knot Another Fiber Festival at the Oregon Garden in Silverton. Sarah from Knot Another Hat organized it, and I went with Lorajean from Knitted Wit, and it was amazing. More on that in another blog post (because it was epically fun), but something happened that LJ and I talked about while driving home, and it’s …

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Reading goals for 2018

The last couple of years, I’ve set reading goals on Goodreads, and, up until last year, I achieved them. Are you on Goodreads? It’s a pretty cool way to set goals and find good books. Anyway, last year, I set 50 books as my goal (I had read 59 in 2016 and 67 in 2015, so I thought 50 was …

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Happy Birthday, mom!

Today is my mother’s birthday. She’s one of those mothers that’s not only a mother, but a friend. Like, a really good friend. Not an acquaintance-type friend, but one of the main peeps on your favorites list, one of the first people you call when you have a problem or need some clarity. She’s just an all-around awesome person. And …

Hawaii

I just got back from a week in Hawaii with my mother and sister, and let me tell you, re-entry is a cruel and cold reality. Like, literally. It’s so stinking cold here. We had the most dreamy time, at least dipping toes in the ocean every day, but more often than not, floating in the surf. I found a …

Feeding heart and soul with knitting

This is something I posted on Instagram, almost word-for-word, but I need to say it here, too. The news lately has been difficult, and relentless, and I am doing things other than just knitting my way through the pain and the confusion and the stress, but for me, knitting is the highest form of self-care I can do, and socks …

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Also…

It’s so strange how much of a dichotomy we can be. How many different and disparate feelings can exist inside of a single person at the exact same time. I’ve got all of these conflicting emotions going on right now. Let’s start with the good: Joy because my wee lassies are back at school (and loving being back at school). …