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Democracy in action

Democracy in action

I voted today! I voted for Judge Rebecca Dallet for Wisconsin Supreme Court, I voted for some other people I hadn’t heard of until this evening when I studied a Candidates’ Answers newspaper insert from the League of Women Voters on the bus ride home […]

“Food” I’m eating and food I can’t eat right now

“Food” I’m eating and food I can’t eat right now

Tonight is the fourth night of the holiday of Passover. On Passover, most foods with wheat or other grains in them are off limits. My usual philosophy is “A meal without noodles is a wasted opportunity.” Passover is hard for me. Right now I’m eating […]

April writing challenge

April writing challenge

You’d think it’d be spring right now. The spring equinox was on March 20th — a week and a half ago. Two spring holidays took place today, Pesach and Easter. Flowers! Baby animals! Freedom! Life! The heat lamps at the L station had signs under […]

I left the house again: WPR Politics Podcast

I left the house again: WPR Politics Podcast

Somehow, it’s still winter. And yet, despite the cold and the dark, I ventured outside once again. This time, I headed to a bar downtown for a live taping of the WPR Politics Podcast. The three podcast hosts sat at a table in the front […]

Made Something, I Did: Crochet Yoda

Made Something, I Did: Crochet Yoda

Yoda: he’s a powerful Jedi, a wise teacher, and more importantly, a tiny and adorable crochet project! On a hunt for interesting Yoda factoids to share with you all, I turned to well-named website and archive of all Star Wars knowledge, Wookieepedia. “Wookieepedia,” I asked it, […]

I left the house, and these are the results

I left the house, and these are the results

Winter is a very valid reason to go straight home after work and stay there. What are you going to do, park in a garage you’ll probably have to pay for, walk *outside* for potentially multiple blocks, breathe cold air, lose feeling in your fingers, […]

I made something: crochet Stormtrooper

I made something: crochet Stormtrooper

Back in the pre-winter days when I occasionally left the house, I was walking through the craft store and I saw this:   A “Star Wars Crochet” kit!   Even though I had seen fewer than half of the Star Wars movies and didn’t even […]