Mishmash: Wanted Ads, Garlic, and Consequences.

Mishmash: Wanted Ads, Garlic, and Consequences.

wanted: non-sexual, totally random friendship request: the way your pinky skims through the sand. the way you full-belly laugh and hold your head cock-eyed for photographs. the way your knees lock when wearing awkwardly sequined high-heels. i have never met you. but i see you at that strange lake beach and at the overpriced bar. and i think we should be friends. call wanda at The Green Witch. (8/26/11): GARLIC There is a lime green mug with the label “GARLIC” in capital letters. The last clove’s browning peel sloughs off as he drops…continue reading →
How to Eat Food at Work. (Or How to Not Eat All The Sugar Ever).

How to Eat Food at Work. (Or How to Not Eat All The Sugar Ever).

(Okay. So, to be honest, I'm still trying to figure this one out for myself. This is a work in progress. If you have additional suggestions, please let me know). I worked twelve-hour shifts Friday through Sunday. Work was a nightmare.Work is usually a nightmare as far as food is concerned. Saturday was Valentine's Day and there were sugar cookies with pink frosting, chocolate kiss shaped containers full of chocolate kisses placed at every corner, a platter of fruit skewers with white chocolate chips to dip under a chocolate fountain. There was wine…continue reading →
Trust Me, I’m Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator

Trust Me, I’m Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator

This review is by Ryan. (My Ryan). Book by Ryan Holiday. Trust Me, I’m Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator is a long and somewhat deceptive title. Though given the content of the book, it is rather appropriate. In TMIL, author Ryan Holiday runs down what he considers to be the full gambit of online medias many ills, “exposing” the toxic news culture that does not serve the consumer. The book is essentially broken into two halves; the first is a sort of “confession” of ways that Holiday manipulated media outlets into reporting…continue reading →
Annapurna: A Woman’s Place

Annapurna: A Woman’s Place

Annapurna: A Woman's Place. by Arlene Blum. This book is about the 1978 women's climb to Annapurna I in the Nepal Himalayas. The introduction discusses past and present challenges for women climbers--not the general challenges of a massive mountain climb in the Himalayas, but the intense sexism surrounding the climb. The first chapters discuss some historical high altitude female climbers and then highlight each individual member of the '78 team, including ten climbers, one base camp manager, and two film crew. "We did not organize the Annapurna expedition to prove that women could…continue reading →