Sisterhood of the Traveling Pantsuit: Voting for your heroes, even when they’re not on the ballot…

It's Election Day! In hopefully less than 24 hours, this whole reality-show-gone-wrong election season will come to an end. It's easy to be fed up with the whole thing - the campaigns (including the primary season) have been going on for more than a year. Most of the campaigns failed to really cover themselves in … Continue reading Sisterhood of the Traveling Pantsuit: Voting for your heroes, even when they’re not on the ballot…

Nostalgia, Toys, and Making Connections in a Small World

This isn't a story about nostalgia, or toys, or being an uber geek about something (though it obviously includes all those things). For me, this experience has been about the sort of connections possible in the small, connected world we live in, and the connections that exist within ourselves. How those connections can go off at any angle but that together, they can make something beautiful, strange, and the very definition of "the future." It's been about how when things click together just right, it provides a sense of completion.

Good News Everybody! I Made Four New Year’s Resolutions So You Don’t Have To…

I've always believed New Year's resolutions were... well, bullshit to be quite frank. Why wait for a day to roll around on your calendar to decide to change something about your life? Yes, yes - there's the end of the year and maybe you've had some time off from work or spent some time with … Continue reading Good News Everybody! I Made Four New Year’s Resolutions So You Don’t Have To…

Inauthentic but genuine: my take on a recipe for chili powder

Introduction (if you are not interested in the how's and why's, you can just jump to the recipe.) My parents are from out west and so I grew up eating home-cooked Mexican food. Now with a family of my own, we often do the same -- with some differences of course. I’m much more likely … Continue reading Inauthentic but genuine: my take on a recipe for chili powder

*That* Was A Pretty Good Day… (Twenty years & counting)

On this day exactly 20 years ago, this happened: And 21 years ago, almost on this exact day, the events that set this all in motion happened. Unfortunately there aren't any pictures of that moment - which seems sort of unfair as because of a chance meeting at a friend's house, I got a wonderful … Continue reading *That* Was A Pretty Good Day… (Twenty years & counting)

An Open Letter to Tim Kubart, a.k.a. ‘Tambourine Guy’

UPDATE: And job done! Huge thanks to Tim Kubart for being an incredibly good sport about the whole thing and well, for being #TambourineGuy -- because the world needs more of that. https://twitter.com/toasterlicious/statuses/477292473169870849 Dear Mr. Kubart, I invite you to view the following: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTjnb0KnKNU [Please note if you are not Tim Kubart, this disclaimer applies … Continue reading An Open Letter to Tim Kubart, a.k.a. ‘Tambourine Guy’

Luxury Lane Soap and the Amazing Kylee Lane Need Our Help!

[Note: I don't often ask people to support causes I believe in, and many who are reading this may have already donated and/or know Kylee, but for those who haven't and who don't know her, I sincerely ask you to read this to learn a little about her and consider adding your support to this … Continue reading Luxury Lane Soap and the Amazing Kylee Lane Need Our Help!

I am not fighting for your rights.

I am not fighting for your rights. I don't care where you fall on the various spectra of gender, race, ethnicity, belief, socioeconomic class, or sexual orientation. I don't care if you accept or reject anyone's ability to label you with any of those things. I don't care if you've lived a life with or … Continue reading I am not fighting for your rights.