May/June Newsletter

I usually try to stay ahead of the next month and have a newsletter ready to go, but, May seems to have gotten away from me. So to save me coming up with one halfway through one month just to come up with another in a few weeks, I decided I’m just going to combineContinue reading “May/June Newsletter”

The concepts of “nature” and “natural”

Towards the beginning of my Nature and Humanity course, we ventured into the topic of “nature” and “natural” and what those words mean to us and how they’re used in day to day speech in ways that are effective, problematic, and everywhere in between. Today I am going to share with you my initial post,Continue reading “The concepts of “nature” and “natural””

Speciesism and animal rights

Discuss our various attitudes toward animals. Some aspects you may want to focus on: In what ways are we different from animals, in what ways are we equal? How should we treat them? What is the role of suffering in all of this? What do you make of speciesism?  Animals should be treated with theContinue reading “Speciesism and animal rights”

How we could eat real meat without harming animals – Isha Datar 

Some of you may know that I’m currently enrolled to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Sustainability Studies. I’m not totally sure what I want to use that for yet, but something inside of me feels like it’s a path I need to follow so I’m seeing where it takes me and waiting for my “aha”Continue reading “How we could eat real meat without harming animals – Isha Datar “

It’s been a while

And I’m not going to make apologies or excuses. I’m a real person with a real life to handle in addition to my business. But I do miss everyone. What’s been keeping me so busy? I started classes to get a Bachelor’s Degree! Returning to college in my 30s has been equal parts time consumingContinue reading “It’s been a while”

Holy Vaccine Response, Batman

Many of you knew I got two doses of the Pfizer Covid vaccine in early 2021 and that the second dose kicked my butt. My second dose was about 12:30 pm and by 10:30 I couldn’t pinpoint what exactly, but something felt off. By 3:30 am the body aches and chills and sweats had keptContinue reading “Holy Vaccine Response, Batman”

Day Owl Backpacks

I’m not going to lie to you, I’d never spent this much on a backpack before. But there were a number of things that went into deciding to bite the bullet and go for it and honestly, this is probably the best backpack I’ve ever owned. I bundled my backpack with a matching cord pouchContinue reading “Day Owl Backpacks”

More Color Correction Fun

And this time on myself! The main purpose of this post is to really document and highlight how much work really goes into color corrections, even ones that seem “simple,” and to stress how important it is to make sure you’re informed and prepared for what’s going to go into a correction. The first thingContinue reading “More Color Correction Fun”

It’s Indigenous People’s Day!

When I was growing up, the second Monday in October was called Columbus Day because allegedly this guy comes in and “discovers” a continent where people were already living. Since the arrival of European colonizers, the people indigenous to North America have been repeatedly taken advantage of and systematically oppressed, along with pretty much everyContinue reading “It’s Indigenous People’s Day!”

Kind Laundry

What started as a combined search effort to be both lower waste as well as not have to carry a big jug of detergent back and forth when I needed to do the laundry at work led me to discover Kind Laundry. Are laundry detergent sheets a new thing? Somewhat. Is Kind the only companyContinue reading “Kind Laundry”