Tag: public

  • books on grief

    I’ve been tearing through books on mourning, grief, death, and surrounding topics. Since I’ve been reading so many (and quickly), I thought it might be helpful to share a list of them and a brief review to help guide others to materials they may find helpful during times of loss.

  • rip bruiser 2007-2023

    rip bruiser 2007-2023

    We said goodbye to Bruiser, our nearly-sixteen-year old Australian Cattle Dog this last Thursday. He was our first dog, and king of the side-eye. We got him when he was 7 weeks old, the week we moved into a house where we could have pets. Like most heelers, he was very smart, super active, and…

  • a summary of current events

    My husband, Jordan, has brain cancer. He’s had it for a while—at least a decade—but this time it’s not fucking around. We found the original cancer on August 23, 2013. It was a Friday, five days before our ninth anniversary—the day Jordan bought a brand new motorcycle and went out for a ride. He seemed…

  • road trippin part 3

    road trippin part 3

    Days 7-10 of our 2022 moto road trip

  • road trippin part 2

    road trippin part 2

    Days 4-6 on our 2022 Road Trip

  • road trippin part 1

    road trippin part 1

    Jordan and I hit the road for 10ish days last month on the bikes and had just…the loveliest time. Truly an opportunity to live in the moment every day for a little while and explore the vastness outside our regular lives.

  • chickens


    We finally did it – we got chicks! We picked up the little ladies from our neighborhood nursery – City Farmers. They had three varieties available, Barred Rock, Speckled Sussex, and Americana. We attempted to get one of each variety – but the Sussex and Americana look very similar at this age so we won’t…

  • social exodus

    A few months ago – maybe around Halloween – I started questioning my use of social media. I’d spend hours hunched over the tiny screen, scrolling Instagram mindlessly. I didn’t like it. It hurt my neck. It hurt my soul. I started to try and catch myself and ask what I was trying to achieve…

  • 315 pounds

    315 pounds

    I’ve been lifting weights for about 5 years now – 4 of those with the guys at Electrum Performance. In that time, I’ve come a long way. I started out using a lifting book that’s very good, but I won’t link here because its author is a problematic man in the field of women’s fitness.…

  • moutain biking at otay lakes

    moutain biking at otay lakes

    I got some new tires and handlebars for my Surly Cross-Check a few months ago to try and rekindle my love of bicycling. This time, I got bars with a more upright posture and some gravel bike tires. Jordan and I were thinking these little upgrades would be nice to hit some city trails with…