Cities and suburbs, real and imaginary.
Monday, March 30, 2015
Friday, March 27, 2015
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
I seem to have stumbled into a pretty good tuna substitute for sandwiches and salads. Almond milk, when made at home, leaves behind a lot of almond meal. To that, add nutritional yeast, salt, garlic powder, olive oil and water, to taste. It spreads like tuna, reminds me of tuna, and can work on salads and sandwiches just like tuna.
I haven't been measuring out things precisely, just adding and tasting, but it is quite tasty and a useful thing to do with all the almond milk leftover pulp...
Veganism is a challenge if you are lazy, but I think, so far it is worth it.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
First, let's look at what she looked like when the shelter system got her off the street and into custody. She was at a no-kill shelter that takes dogs from the regular system who are on death row. Skin diseases, like the very common and treatable demodex infection, get one sent to death row.
Here is Honey sleeping in her bed, just the other day, next to the picture of her when she was picked up by the shelter. Currently, she is free of demodex, and fully-haired. Hooray for medicine and good food!
Here is the second video. As you can see, she is very serious about fetch. It is the most important thing. Why does anyone do anything else? Eat, poop, play fetch. That is the stuff of life.
She has literally just now jumped into my face with her favorite red ball, determined that it is time to stop writing books and to start playing fetch. It is very important. Nothing else, in fact, matters.
I couldn't be happier about it, either.
Shelter dogs are awesome. You get to go in, meet a bunch of great puppies, and pick the very best one. Well, you don't get to pick the best one. You'll have to settle for second best. I already got the best one. Sorry about that.
Thanks to San Antonio Pets Alive for taking her in, and helping us find her.
Sunday, March 1, 2015
I wrote a thing for SFSignal, once, about MFAs. I tried to find it on their site, and it looks like its gone, now, or my links aren't working, or something.
I'll repost the thing, here.
TL:DR - People who complain about MFAs misunderstand what an education is actually supposed to be. Also, I am a giant windbag full of hot wind and windiness.