Category Archives: badass-ness

Things that make you go – ah!

I found this little book in Adventure Book in Oamaru and was going to save it for the trip home but I knew it would be ok to start. Tolkien in his scholarly form tends to be… hmmmm… dense reading? … Continue reading

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Saturday at the NZ Quilt Symposium

There was the merchant mall. I test drove some new Berninas and found out I could still machine quilt pretty darn well. Then I looked at a lot of quilts, in several locations around Christchurch and chatted up some of … Continue reading

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It’s the Little Things

Thank you to the man, probably a manager, at the bistro I just ate in at LAX. They seemed to be having logistical and supply issues. I got my dinner ordered along with an iced tea and a newcastle. He … Continue reading

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Advice worth pausing for

Today’s a day when we remember and reflect on the violence thrust upon us as a nation and many people as individual human beings on that clear blue-sky morning of September 11, 2001. A few months later I quoted Christoffer … Continue reading

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Friday Night Excitement

There I was, writing a too-long poem for August Poetry Postcard and… a bat appears. Let me just say, I moved pretty darn fast. Locked myself in the bathroom while I tried to figure out what to do, having no … Continue reading

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