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Minnow Update

April 27, 2011

Today was a busy one, with not a lot accomplished. Even though I was up and at ‘em early on, the shop was busy and I also ran afoul of a few things. I managed to bung up the big grinder I’ve been using as a polisher on the inside of my aluminum travel trailer, [...]

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Polishing the Minnow

April 23, 2011

Just a little update on my Streamline Trailer project. First, I’ve been away for about three weeks, and didn’t make much progress in that time except to find two little “spice racks” at ReStore in Seattle and do lots of research. The polish that I had ordered from Nuvite arrived while I was away, so [...]

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However, on the other hand

March 9, 2011

So yesterday I was all about how my photographic submissions to Seattle Erotic Art Festival were rejected. What I did not mention at that time was that I still had a proposal sitting on their desk, for an art installation. And today we heard that I am writing to say that we definitely want you [...]

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NaNoWriMo 2010

October 7, 2010

Gearing up for this year’s NaNoWriMo: National Novel Writing Month, in November. The goal is to write 50,000 words of non-fiction in the 30 days of November. It works out to be a little less than 2,000 words a day … last year, when I was on a good roll I could write 1,000 words [...]

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The First Day of the Rest of My Life

August 26, 2010

This beautiful feather was waiting for me this morning, my first morning post-move. At first glance I thought it was an owl feather (an owl flew over our heads during our drive last night and then I’d heard one hooting after we arrived in Malo).  I know that owl feathers are soft like velvet (which [...]

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Moving On

August 21, 2010

The short answer is: I am moving. The question being: Where have you been, Leila? The actual decision to move was quite sudden, but the underlying reasons have been simmering for quite awhile−frequently causing me to be absent from my usual haunts. For awhile I entertained the hope that I could contact each of my [...]

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Rolling along now.

April 5, 2010

It is a struggle for me to take care of myself. I am your basic American girl, raised in a time and culture where girls learn to put other people first. I am very, very good at that. I suck at basic taking care of myself. Over time, I have tried to enlist other people [...]

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Another one with me in the water.

April 3, 2010

I entered a pool. It was cold and dark and deep. There was a large sheet of blank, white paper involved somehow, and I descended into the water. I was not sinking, but was being pulled deeper and deeper. I knew there was mud beneath me and I was being pulled to it. But the [...]

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Old Ladies and STIs

April 1, 2010

I saw the doctor today. I had a long list of things to run by her, one of which is that it’s time for a full-panel STI (STD) screen. My (ex) husband and I, after a point, were what is called “fluid-bonded” and we quit using condoms. Well, I thought we were fluid-bonded; now I [...]

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poo chi

December 9, 2009
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