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christmas cactus

Hello, I wanted to tell you Christmas cactus has been a theme of this trip.  Almost to the point that it’s spooky. On June 20th, at the edge of summer solstice, we left Las Vegas and traveled to the coast, to the place we thought would be our new home in California.  Two days later,… Read More »

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on the road

Hello, we are on the road.  Travel is supposed to be relaxing.  But it can be stressful. Here I am blogging at the house of the friends we stayed with near Eugene, Oregon.  Thank you for the pic, Ming! Being on the road and not having a home base is different from our usual.  In… Read More »

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wild fruits

We went for a desert walk and saw wild fruits.  Please let me tell you about them. Lots of possible lasts–feels sad.  Not sure how much we’ll make it back to the Las Vegas area, after we move.  Was that our last walk, at this trail we like near the Red Rock campground?  Maybe it… Read More »

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awkward botany

I’m so excited, my friend’s awkward botany blog–my guest post posted!  Please take a look.  Permaculture Lessons, part one is my science writing debut.  Well, it’s not that sciencey.  But I’m so happy to contribute to this plant lore, collaborate with a friend, and share with many readers about something I love. My guest post… Read More »

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vulnerable

Being vulnerable is worth it.  I wrote that song “beautiful,” and wasn’t sure I liked it.  Recorded it mostly to get down the tune I’d figured out, so I wouldn’t forget it, if I set is aside. There’s another verse I left out impulsively about feeling like a rabbit.  I guess it’s now the Lost… Read More »

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how I make zines

Today I laid out Please Pass the Plants #2: vegan cookzine for disabled eating.  It comes out 12 years after the first one, I’m estimating.  At least ten years. I like it because I really love these recipes, and the drawings have heart as well.  The ways it surprises me are delightful.  Things I didn’t… Read More »

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desert beauty with shoes

Hey, guess what.  We’re at an airbnb by Joshua Tree.  We went for a walk this morning and saw the sunrise. I really like creosote and the gray balls with seeds are really cute. Thank you to Ming for photographing me. Here’s jojoba–I remember it from when I worked at the botanic garden in Santa… Read More »

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MC Plant Snob in the house

“I’m ready to announce something, but I don’t know if you’re ready to hear it,” I said to Ming. We were on our morning ride, headed toward home. “I’m ready,” he said. “Ok, here we go. I’m going to say it. I don’t like mulberry trees.” “Are those mulberry trees?” “Yeah, well that one definitely… Read More »