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Vote 2020!

My great grandmother Flo was a suffragette. I’m told that men hit her with brooms as she marched for the right to vote. One threw a brick that struck her head. And yet she persisted. This year the phrase “the most important election in our lifetime” has been popping up almost everywhere I look. And while this election is absolutely […]

Changing the System

(Photo credit Xena Goldman) Whew, we are living in historic times eh? After the tear gas settles, what lasting changes will be made? This article by President Obama is a comfort to read and lists resources to help you learn and contribute in multiple ways. How to Make this Moment the Turning Point for Real Change The only thing I’d […]

#MeToo

Trigger Warning-sexual assault, domestic violence This #MeToo movement feels like ripping off a collective band aid-badly needed but painful. Seeing men that I admired admit to sexual assault hurts. It reminds me of my slow realization that the man I loved was abusing me. It took a long time to realize I was in an abusive relationship, too long. Gaslighting […]

New knitting project and a screenprint bag

Oh the joy of a new knitting project! I’m creating an art installation piece to hang over our loft railing. This is a lotus flower petal. I’ll be making as many as I can and then assembling them into flowers. I wrote a pattern for the petals and will most likely make I-cord out of green yarn for the stems […]

Hello world!

I’m living a new life so it’s time for a new blog. I envision this will be a place for sewing, knitting and gluten free cooking. Plus I’m in the midst of writing a book! Formosa Moon due out in 2018 by Things Asian Press.