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DC Parting Shots, Again!

This is going to be one of those self-absorbed posts wherein I talk about what I did and not about what I’ve made. Week before last, TC’s mentor asked him to come to DC to work on his house, and TC insisted that I accompany him. We both worked, a lot. While I pulled days in the office with significant overtime, TC put his mentor’s house back together (not a small exaggeration there).

 

Before we left, we saw these two kitties in a dusty window on Main Street.

trip to DC | Gothic Granola 

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Snow and Legos | A Post of Entirely Parting Shots

Snow @ night | Gothic Granola

 

This town has become progressively buried under snow. Despite it being Colorado, high elevation, blah blah blah, northwestern New Jersey still has more snow and colder temperatures. “I like winter/ I like snow/ I like icy winds that blow.”

NAME THAT CHILDREN’S BOOK!*

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Vegan Gluten-free Makeup?

What you put in your body is important, no doubt. From avoiding foods treated with pesticides to minimizing added sugars, and instead cooking whole grains and leafy greens, we can choose to fuel our bodies with foods that will prolong our lives.

 

Generalities aside, the motivation behind this post is two-fold: one, cosmetics for cosmetic purposes, and two, cosmetics for compassionate purposes.

When I became vegan in 2010, I wore makeup: eyeliner, eyeshadow, nail polish, sunscreen, and lipstick.

Vegan Makeup | Gothic Granola

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Handmade

My gifts to others were a gift to myself this year for Solstice/Chanukkah/Christmas. I turned my writing time into beading time for the last two weeks in December. Focusing on beading let my mind wander and work out plot issues with my writings and meditate on other matters.

Handmade | Gothic Granola

 

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Use Your Imagination!

This is probably a sentiment that will alienate me from abolitionist vegans at large. But here it is.

bunny rescue | Gothic Granola

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WPBB & Writing | Reflections on NaNoWriMo

I spent a good part of 2013 and early 2014 proofreading a novella for a former co-worker, and he self-published it a few months ago. Read it! White Plastic Butterfly Barette by Erin Willis.

 NaNoWriMo 2014 | Gothic Granola

There’s some part of WPBB on the ground in this photo, amongst all my other books (mostly religion books) from August 2013.

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Would a Gluten-Free Bullet Kill a Werewolf?

Going gluten-free is not a magic bullet to health, contrary to this article from Paleo Magazine.

If you have, in fact, experienced real intestinal damage at the hands of bread, pizza, cake, and beer, then your health is going to take a nosedive even after becoming gluten-free. Why? The body doesn’t heal overnight.

GF Magic Bullet | Gothic Granola

 

Mmm, cake… Eww, beer…

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