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Austin, Texas
Born and raised in Austin, everyday I learn how to love and play more. If you want to get ahold of me, email me at arborescenece [at] ymail [dot] com
Interests: hiking, reading, writing, drawing, painting, philosophy, ultimate frisbee
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"We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community...our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own." Cesar Chavez Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2011 at Arborescence
"Certain forms of perplexity--for example, about freedom, knowledge, and the meaning of life--seem to me to embody more insight than any of the supposed solutions to those problems." Nagel, The View from Nowhere, 1986 Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2011 at Arborescence
By taking her homemade soup and babysitting her dog and toddler for the day. Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2011 at Arborescence
My mother was recently in the hospital for some rudimentary surgery and I discovered this fascinating section (part c) in her documentation. Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2011 at Arborescence
The fellow running Man Bites Dog recommended I either try The Brat or The Abe Froman. Despite being German, I am not a fan of saurekraut and chose to eat the Abe Froman instead. The menu describes it as "Our Chicago-inspired dog featuring a Vienna beef frank with yelow mustard, diced onions, sweet pickle relish, tomatoes, a dill pickle spear & celery salt." In Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Ferris pretends to be Abe Froman, the Sausage King of Chicago, in order to eat at a fancy restaurant. I enjoyed the tangy confluence of relish and pickle. The hot dog I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2011 at Arborescence
Most of us have that friend who (despite not being a carpenter) owns like fourteen different saws. When I asked my particular hardware toting friend to drill a small 1/4 inch hole in this soda pop top he gave me a look, but complied nonetheless. Following the tutorial Photojojo's book I have my own bottle cap tripod. I carry it in my wallet and pull it out whenever I need to take a steady picture. I took the bottom picture at the bottom of this post with my trusty tripod. This tripod is cheap and easy to carry around. Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2011 at Arborescence
I am so totally excited about Texas State's Counselors for Social Justice's first initiative!!! Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2011 at Arborescence
I asked my friends "What advice would you give to newly weds?" and received a wide range of answers, most of which surprised me. Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2011 at Arborescence
Oh, wow! That's fascinating! Which magazine was it?
Toggle Commented Mar 9, 2011 on Intersex at Arborescence
Posted Mar 8, 2011 at Arborescence
Spring is here!! Does anyone else remember this Looney Tune's cartoon? Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2011 at Arborescence
I've had a really hard time writing this review, because I feel conflicted about Love's Executioner & Other Tales of Psychotherapy. Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2011 at Arborescence
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Mar 4, 2011
This little guy is sliding. At one point he had a compatriot, but someone must have stolen her. My friend Jeff leaves these fun whimsical sculptures out in nature randomly. Whenever I find one they make me smile. Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2011 at Arborescence
After deliberating I have decided to give everyone who entered a brooch. So I went back to the fabric store and created more flower pendants. Please email me your address at arborescence[at]ymail[dot]com and I will get yours in the mail. Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2011 at Arborescence
Yeah, I lived with an someone who also was intersex. I learned a lot living with her.
Toggle Commented Mar 4, 2011 on Intersex at Arborescence
Hello There, After deliberating I have decided to give everyone who entered a brooch. So I went back to the fabric store and created more flower pendants. Please email me your address at arborescence[at]ymail[dot]com and I will get them in the mail. Have a lovely day, Karen
Toggle Commented Mar 3, 2011 on Brooch Giveaway at Arborescence
Today, while filling out job applications, I was struck by the question concerning gender. 1 in 2000 births are born intersexed which means they have ambiguous genitals. They are neither a boy nor a girl; they are both. That's the same ratio of people who are born with red hair. I've seen a lot of redheads. Why can't we leave that question blank to allow people to write in how they self-identify? Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2011 at Arborescence
Welcome to the Arborescence. Today, Regina at the Creative Kismet has initiated a Brooch Giveaway in which I am participating. If you would like to win a brooch leave a comment below telling me about your favorite party food. Entries will be accepted until midnight tomorrow. The winner will be picked on Thursday. Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2011 at Arborescence
My favorite flower is probably the sunflower. They are so cheerful and happy. I LOVE your brooch! I would never have thought to make a landscape in such miniature dimensions.
Toggle Commented Feb 21, 2011 on brooch giveaway Monday at Kleas
For once, Martha failed me. I have been perusing her site for great Valentine's Day crafts and (to make an apropos tennis pun) she came up with love. So...I created my own!! To find out about the giveaway read on! Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2011 at Arborescence
The blazing sky as I drive home from San Marcos Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2011 at Arborescence
A short abbreviated review of Brene Brown's I Thought It was Just Me Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2011 at Arborescence
Another Llama picture and other tidbits. Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2011 at Arborescence
Sending Teal Hug!! I would love more crafts!!! Thanks for continuing the awesome blog!!
Toggle Commented Jan 17, 2011 on Holey smokes it's giveaway day! at LollyChops
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