Nov 25

Book Review: How We Got to Now

How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World by Steven Johnson The closest I’ve read to a book like this was Michael Pollen’s THE BOTANY OF DESIRE, though that book had to do with plants and how they impacted human societies and this has to do with technologies and how they …

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Nov 12

Book Review: Come as you Are

Come as You Are: The Surprising New Science that Will Transform Your Sex Life by Emily Nagoski My general rule of thumb for non-fiction is that if I learn one new thing that changes my view of the world, it’s worth the time it took to read it. I certainly learned some important things about …

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Nov 10

Book Review: The Giver

The Giver by Lois Lowry My friend told me about this book, as she teaches it to her middle schoolers. I’m all for reading below my age group, so I picked up an audiobook from the library. The audiobook, unusually, was peppered with music, which I found rather distracting. This is a typical dystopian fiction …

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Nov 04

Book Review: Insurgent

Insurgent by Veronica Roth I got this book based on the strength of the first book, but my desire to see the story through to the end almost wasn’t enough to entice me to finish it. As it was, I read it so slowly that I had to check it out from the library a …

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Nov 02

Spiky pot

spiky pot

This was the second of two pots that I made to try to replicate a pot I got (with plants!) at Lowe’s for less than the cost of the cheap plants inside it. Something about the subdued glaze and repetitive pattern really appealed to me, in a retro mid-century way (which is weird, because I …

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