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well, recipe Thursday of course… :)

Not sure if I’m cooking tonight, or taking one of my daughters out for sushi. If I DO cook, I’m making:
Five Spice Chicken:
chicken thighs, boneless if possible, with skin if possible
2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger root
2 tablespoons minced fresh garlic
1 tsp chinese five spice powder
1/2 cup shaoxing wine (*find at asian markets, red label)
1 tsp [...]

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more on jewelry

So since I last posted a very silly jewelry pic of my doggie, I thought today I’d post a pic more representative of what I actually like to make and wear. I know, it’s a bit of a goofy and fuzzy picture – photobooth, and self-consciousness to blame for that. Anyhow, this is a fine [...]

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silly jewelry

So I think I mentioned that I’ve been dabbling in making jewelry for a couple of months. Mostly I’m doing PMC silver, which is fun and has tons of potential for creativity. PMC, if you aren’t familiar with it, is precious metal clay. You sculpt it almost like fimo, then fire it in a kiln [...]

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grumble grumble

I spent a good chunk of today trying to figure out site elements for my redesign. Every time I get started working on it, I hit a roadblock and get frustrated. Elliott promises me that he’ll take some time to add the site elements I want, if I point him in the right direction, so [...]

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well, I don’t sound like a crow!

So I had my first voice lesson last night, and it was actually really fun. Once I got over my initial nerves, it wasn’t that bad – of course that is because there was piano accompaniment most of the time. But at any rate, I am now officially set up with weekly lessons, so yay! [...]

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today is a very good day… so far

I’m kind of bouncing off the walls a bit, because tonight is my actual first voice lesson. After more than a decade of wanting to take lessons, I finally got over my fear and signed myself up. Does that sound silly, to have massive fear of doing this? Or maybe fear isn’t the right word, [...]

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pity the abusers?

I wanted to take a moment while I’m thinking about it to blog about what I thought was kind of an astounding thing that happened during my panel at Momentum. First, here is how the panel was billed, direct from the Momentum website:
Being the Change you Want to See: Helping Stem the Tide of Silence [...]

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recipe Thursday!

I love cooking, I just set up a recipe category so I can share some favorites. A couple of notes to start with: I am SO not a vegetarian or vegan. I think there are some interesting ethical discussions, and one of my own favorite pieces on it recently is this one, by Mark Sisson. [...]

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Guestblog by Vamp: Momentum

I’m thrilled that Vamp agreed to guestblog here about her experiences at Momentum too. We did split up for most of the panels, just to see more, so it’s nice to hear about some of what I missed (although I’m jealous about some of what I missed), so in a break from just site reviews, [...]

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on a more personal note…

I want to blog about the friends that were lost in the fire while I was gone, and how many lives you can touch without realizing it. I don’t think I even considered it until they were gone, just how many people they touched.
One of them I knew a bit better. When I say [...]

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