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  • Books I read: August 2017

    favorite books of 2016

    I’m still in that fiction rut I talked about last month. I liked most of the books I read this month, but….well, see below. Fiction Kraken, China Mieville: After reading this and a few other urban fantasies this year, I’ve realized…urban fantasy is just not for me. Like, I read the book and understand why people like […]

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  • Favorite books of 2016

    favorite books of 2016

    Um, yeah, about that title. I am aware that 2016 has been gone for almost 2 months. (How? When did this happen?) Also, most of these books didn’t come out in 2016 – 2016 is when I read them. Regardless, it’s never too late to recommend a good book. In keeping with recommendations, I’m mainly […]

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  • Favorite links: long reads

    Since it’s been literally months since I did one of these link posts, I decided to round up my favorite longer, more in-depth reads this time. There are a couple shorter articles thrown in here too. Here’s my favorite, the poem “Kindness”: “before you know kindness as the deepest thing inside, you must know sorrow as the […]

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  • Favorite links 10/23

    Do you know what’s not really a good idea? Determining that you have to finish a long, comprehensive post before you start writing other blog posts…and doing so when you only have short chunks of time for blog writing. But I finally finished this post about pickling, so theoretically you will get shorter but more frequent posts […]

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  • Favorite links 9/11

    Ah, the first few weeks of school: first exciting, then overwhelming, then you get into the swing of things and it’s normal again. Guess which step I’m on currently? Yep, the second one. Hopefully things will be back to normal soon, in terms of life and blog posts. Until then, you get links to other […]

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  • Favorite links 8/28

    Links to outdoors and travel tips, and tasty recipes

    Hi there! It’s the day before classes start, and I’m about to go into marathon planning mode. But first, links. This week’s links are all about the outdoors, travel, and food – because isn’t that what’s on everyone’s mind during the first week of school? Outdoors The case against privatizing National Parks – I’ve been […]

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  • Favorite links 8/7

    Favorite links - outdoors, travel, running, fitness, food

    Drawing a blank on writing the introduction today. So hi, here are a bunch of links. Outdoors & travel Breaking the rules outdoors is an irresponsible thrill Gear checklist for a 3-day backpacking trip Reputable outdoor gear from big box stores Tips for traveling with cats – I’ve done a 15-hour drive with 2 cats, […]

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  • Favorite links 7/24

    Camping, hiking, travel, science, and food links

    Hello! Today I’m recovering from yesterday’s race – first by sitting here typing at you, then by doing yardwork because the weeds keep growing inconsiderately. It’s been relatively quiet on the internet because ’tis the season for hiking, camping, and traveling – as you can tell from this week’s links. Outdoors A backpacking trip to […]