Let’s talk harvest! It’s almost here! Harvest: a magical time of the year. Full of long days, physical labor, odd eating habits, wishing you still lived with your mom so she could do your laundry, a beer after the day with friends, lots of fun, and lots of work. For those who work in theContinue reading

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Review of Broad Band The Untold Story of the Women Who Made the Internet This book set my hopes too high. While it does cover many women who shaped the internet in ways I had never heard of, it felt like just the first section of a much bigger story and book. There are moreContinue reading

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I thought this book was more about gender and what happens when gender norms are removed. In a way it was. But at its heart it was about how small assumptions and different perspectives due to different backgrounds can color and skew a relationship and people’s lives. It also shows how connects, especially those thatContinue reading

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Yes to Asparagus and Bacon or An Easter Keto Salad I’m one month into eating a Keto diet and things are going well. But I had to get creative for our Easter Potluck at the Ranch. I would not be bringing dessert as usual. So a salad it was! Looking at what was fresh andContinue reading

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The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell: Tales of a 6′ 4″, African American, Heterosexual, Cisgender, Left-Leaning, Asthmatic, Black and Proud Blerd, Mama’s Boy, Dad, and Stand-Up Comedian A wonderful book every Heterosexual, Cisgender, Left or right-Leaning, white, American should read. Actually it is a book every American should read. Kamel does a great jobContinue reading

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Rainbow of Wine, Shorthand: Venn Diagram of Wine Production White wine is white wine grapes made from the juice. Orange wine is white wine grapes made from the fruit or must. Rose wine (most often) is red wine grapes made from the juice. Red wine is red wine grapes made into wine from the fruit or must.Continue reading

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** spoiler alert ** This is one of the most eye opening books I have read in many years. Manal Al-Sharif is truly a heroine to all women: Muslins, Christians, and all others. While I have read of life under extreme Islamic rule, I have never been able to understand how it could start andContinue reading

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Oprah’s Speech I’m not a big (traditional) TV watcher and don’t have cable. I spend my screen time watching netflix shows and HBO movies, but normal network tv has gone past me. I really only miss a few things: falling asleep in the fall while watching football games, the joy of the Macy’s Thanksgiving DayContinue reading

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