house hunting
Lucky for us, Alaska is full of folks that will show up and take away junk for free, no questions asked. What are they going to do with a rusted-out 1966 Chevy Van? It’s just better not to ask.
We didn’t want to expand our price range, because we had other plans for our time and money -- other than working for a mortgage. So we decided to save the money, and build our own.

Mar 31, 2014 at 6:00pm | 88 comments

I’ve had a startling number of friends pass. Some had services, some didn’t. But it’s always the same: the real healing always takes the form of sitting around and talking about the person we’d lost on some other random, beautiful, less full-of-pressure day.

Mar 10, 2014 at 5:00pm | 150 comments

It’s easy to feel like People Who Travel are all white-collar, blue-blood superhumans who are just on the loose with someone else’s pocketbook. But I know it’s not true, because I’m one of them.

Mar 6, 2014 at 5:00pm | 211 comments

fall makeup
Forget most of the bullshit you know about juicing. It’s not that complicated -- anyone with a decent grasp of nutrition can do it.
Did I mention that a huge part of always having a boyfriend is to literally have no standards?
saving money
Instead of just feeling sorry for myself, I started clawing my way out of being really broke, and it had a weird side effect: I developed that whole ‘confidence’ thing that people talk about.
My ex had a terrific idea: Why not throw me a funeral-themed divorce/goodbye party? In hindsight, this, in no way, sounds like a good idea.

May 10, 2013 at 2:30pm | 82 comments

If you’re a vegetarian that gets a lot of their protein from eggs, or just desire to know where your food comes from, or just love the idea of hens mincing around your yard eating bugs, let me convince you

Apr 17, 2013 at 10:30am | 133 comments