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Raku: The Japanese Pottery Style that Speaks Volumes

Raku pottery

How We Are Like Pottery You don’t have to literally survive a fire or be a super deep thinker to get it. It’s not really a big stretch. Pottery is fragile until it’s been fired. Clay is carefully sculpted with an attentive touch and only holds its shape when it’s put in a kiln at…

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Sometimes I want to punch Marie Kondo in the face

Tidying Up

Tidy This When you’ve lost everything in a fire, you kind of want to punch Marie Kondo in the face. Going through your personal belongings and only keeping what sparks joy? How about when you have to go to Safeway to buy a pair of leggings just so you can have something to wear other…

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Motherhood, PTSD and the Loss of Optimism

Strength and perseverance has always come easy to me. I’ve always been a ‘glass half full’ kind of person. To be fair, I haven’t had the hardest life, but I can usually find a very clear path forward whenever the universe decides to make things interesting. The universe lately has had one sick sense of…

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Course Correction: I’m a Writer

After making a career for myself in web technology, I have decided to make a change. From now on, I will be identifying as a full-time writer. Yes, I said it. WTF? Why?? I’m crazy. I know, you don’t have to tell me. I’ve been making good money building websites at One Day Labs. I’m…

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1 in 100

My son Apollo will be 8 weeks old on Valentine’s Day. He has a congenital heart defect – severe pulmonary stenosis with double outlet right ventricle. This week is CHD awareness week, which is fitting for it being February 14th. He’s 1 out of 100 kids born with a heart issue. I was never sure…

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