Autumn Bucket List

To soak up all the possible fall moments this year, I like to make a list of autumn themed things to do. This seems to help me organize my thoughts when I have some downtime which is a lot these days. I began doing this a few years ago and have definitely noticed that when …

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Photo Friday

Last week, Malcolm and I took a road trip to Ouray with his mother. We traveled on the Million Dollar Highway, which with inflation, should be the Trillion Dollar Highway. The aspens burned yellow, ochre, deep red against the surrounding evergreens. I highly recommend a jaunt down the highway in mid-September which is the peak …

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Propagating Airplane Plants

A few years ago, I rescued two small, half-dead airplane plants from my work. Now we have several healthy airplane plants that I propagated because it’s so damn easy. Also called spider plants, these are hardy guys that tolerate a little neglect but really flourish with just a bit of attention. Here’s what I’ve learned …

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Consider This: Colonialism in Grammar Police

I've written many times about my anti-racist work that I'm doing. Something that hit me hard in particular was the idea that English "proper grammar" is another aspect of colonialism, of white supremacy. This led to a combing through of memories that I've had about proper grammar and how many people I've corrected over the …

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PSA: Gender and Sexuality Are Not Synonymous

Hello, friends. I have decided to create a blog segment called PSAs (public service announcements) which will explore some common misconceptions about the queer community, intuitive eating, and other humans in general. I've been seeing a lot of people fuck up this distinction recently. I have studied this in great detail, worked with LGBTIQA+ youth …

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Paint Mines Interpretive Park: What You Need to Know Before Visiting

A few weekends ago, M and I explored the dazzling Paint Mines Interpretive Park. It was the weekend that got as close to 100 degrees as Colorado Springs has come in a while. It was also hazy due to the fires in Glenwood Springs, but we were determined to visit somewhere we had not yet …

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