Greetings, dear readers, from the hot hot heat of Phoenix. You probably heard that yesterday we had a record high of 119º F. How hot is that you ask? So hot that little planes were grounded at Sky Harbor. So hot that you can smell the oil melting out of the creosote bushes. So hot … Continue reading Today Feels Hotter
Hello again, everyone! After much angst and more hours, I can finally share one of my projects-under-wraps: We've moved! For many reasons, most of which are too personal and dull to be detailed here, we chose Phoenix for our home. The last time we lived in Phoenix, I invested a lot of energy in being … Continue reading Second Try
While the rest of the country gets snowed on, Phoenix is being blanketed in drifts of big yellow pollen from the mesquite trees. Sure, it looks pretty, but everyone is terribly allergic to it. I am terribly allergic to it: today my head feels like it's going to explode, my throat is scratchy, and my … Continue reading Death Pollen
Last Saturday, I took part in the Ground Cover project installation. It was a wonderful, overwhelming two days. I knew the project was huge--300 blankets completed by some 600 crafters--but until I saw it all laid out and filling an empty lot, I didn't realize just how huge it was. When the time came to … Continue reading Ground Cover in Pictures
First visit to Shine Coffee's permanent home, across the street from the Heard. Although their other coffee shop is an Airstream, this place is way too cute.
Querido and I found this little guy wandering onto 7th Avenue yesterday. We stopped, herded him out of harm's way (with help from an undercover cop) and got him into the car (with help from a jogger with some string in his pocket). No collar, no chip (as we later learned). Trying to find a … Continue reading Found Dog
Back in the Valley of the Sun. I was gone so long, I feel like a tourist gawking at the wide streets, low buildings, and skinny palm trees for the first time.