I am an artist & teacher with a ❤ for visual expression, educational methodology, homesteading, & Jesus. My geek-love is The Joshua and we have three peanut-butters: Caleb, Jack, & Louritta.




I have found a treasure trove of old digital pictures in a folder brought over from a hard drive. Yeah, baby. I think I’ll share a few here for posterity’s sake, and also because they are just awesome. So, many years ago, Josh and I got into Lolcats (man, it sounds like a drug or something). Read More

Monsters in my Closet


When I was little I wasn’t afraid of monsters in my closet. Then one night while I was in bed, my mom entered my room to tuck me in. She looked at my wide-open closet and said, “How can you sleep with your closet door open? Aren’t you scared there are monsters in there?” She Read More

Borrowing Adult Books


I get a lot of books from the library in Cupertino to read. But I always chuckle when I go to return my books. The book depository has a line up of slots to drop your books in. Here is a picture of it: From left to right, the slots say: Book Donations Children’s Books Read More



A lot of the Recycle Replanet bins have been turning up in grocery store parking lots around here. Based on the name, I figured they had something to do with recycling. But, the word replanet really threw me for a loop. I imagined mankind deciding that our planet was overused so we voted to get Read More

Meet A REAL Cow!


I spoke of this before, but it’s now becoming a real cool thing to bring the farm to the city so the “city kids” can learn about farming. Now, you can go to Whole Foods in Cupertino this month to MEET A REAL COW! Not a fake one. A REAL ONE! I laughed the entire Read More

Yeah, Sorta Like That


Josh recently bought me a copy of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone because he’s sick of not being able to discuss the finer points of the series with me. He has been trying to get me to read it since the books started coming out and I have always pushed off his harrassment claiming Read More

Video Podcast for the Lewis’?


Josh has been pestering me since podcasting came out to do a podcast with him. But, we’ve never been able to come up with a good idea that would really fit us. We’d debate about all the things our *show* could be about, but it always ended up as a big messy podcast that contained Read More

Which to Choose?


I recently agreed to do an e-Rewards program where I fill out occasional surveys and then receive free stuff and “cash” that I can spend at stores. On my second survey, they were gathering information about how I use the web, and I was given this question: Gee. Do all of those search sites still Read More

My Cropped Career


Since Josh announced our impending parenthood, I have found myself lacking pants that will actually button. It all started one morning as I pulled up my favorite jeans and sucked in my belly only to realize that I still couldn’t button them. So, I went for the next pair on my shelf only to have Read More

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