I've been meaning to get back to doing the blog thing, and since we're in the middle of a big upheaval right now, I thought it was a good time to start. My husband and I are in the middle of buying a house, which is a long and miserable process not unlike an IRS audit. But once we're moved, it's time for the urban farm.
In the meantime, I have a container garden on my balcony in lovely southeast Portland, and a community garden plot across town in St. John's. Everything's thriving, especially the thistle, but I also have delicious greens right now (including turnip and kohlrabi greens, my favorite!) and herbs, and little tomatillos, and lots of other pending deliciousness.
We work in the film industry - me part-time, he full-time - and I'm just getting back to normal life after a particularly grueling show. It's been nice to clean out the house, restore the fridge, and get my fingers back in the bread dough. Now I've got two screenplays to finish by the end of the summer, so I think this blog is going to be my writing warm-up most days. It's going to be a busy summer as I'm also taking bellydance classes, riding my bike around, working out every day, entertaining some out-of-town guests, and working in the bar when I get a chance. Oh, and closing on a house and turning thirty. Bring it on!
I'd love to hear from other luddites - those who hate cell phones and televisions, who love books and home-cooked food made of real ingredients, who mistrust the pharmaceutical and agricultural industries, who live for fresh air and living things, who want to dig in the dirt and rejoin our communities as ensouled humanity against the machines. If you believe in reality, not as it's broadcast on bizarre trash TV shows but as people have loved and lived for millenia, then bookmark this blog and leave a comment.