personal
September 10, 2019

My last year.

It’s weird to write this at last. I’ve told this story to so many, in so many edited and abbreviated forms that I felt like I’d tackled it. Here’s the short version, and I plan on writing about some of the things in more detail: last year I had a mystery discharge and after 4 months of constant doctors visits and lack of detection on what it might be, I went to the ER just before Halloween, to get a CT scan with contrast before having surgery for what we thought was a hernia. The CT scan revealed that my…

hockey
September 8, 2019

Big news for Women’s Hockey!

It’s been a roller coaster of a year for Women’s Hockey. The CWHL folded, 200 of the top women’s talent world-wide created the Professional Women’s Hockey Player Association in the hopes that they could create one league and get better benefits for all players. There’s already been some buzz about the NWHL, notably that some of the partnerships with NHL teams seem to have been dissolved (more on that later). But there is some good news! You will be able to catch the NWHL games, all of them, on Twitch at www.twitch.com/nwhl (create an account, follow their channel and make…

personal
July 29, 2019

This is a test

Just testing a function. Don’t mind me.

personal
July 7, 2019

To my Patrons

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personal
June 6, 2019

Sausage and Mushroom Risotto

Ingredients 1 Tbsp olive oil 1/2 pound Italian sweet sausage 1/2 pound cremini mushrooms, diced 6 cups chicken stock (use the best quality you can get) 1/4 cup (1 stick) butter 2/3 cup chopped white onion 4 garlic cloves, minced 1 cups arborio rice 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese Instructions In a saucepan, heat the chicken stock until it’s simmering and then keep warm over low heat. While that’s warming, heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Remove the sausage from the casings and break it up as you add it to the pan. Brown for a…

Pirate
May 16, 2019

We Are Not Things

No matter what your personal opinion is, whether or not you would have an abortion or not – you should always support creating a healthy environment for a person debating abortion to make that informed decision. As states try to legislate away access to abortion or birth control – please stand up for those who deserve the right to make the decision for themselves. It’s well and fine to say that putting a child up for adoption should be an option – we do not have the infrastructure in the US to do that. Not only that, pregnancy can be…

The 2019 Clarkson Cup winners, the CWHL's Calgary Inferno
personal
April 8, 2019

The Impossible Road for Women’s Pro Teams

The Canadian Women’s Hockey League folded suddenly this week. They had literally just had their championship game – the Clarkson Cup, where the Calgary Inferno defeated Les Canadiennes de Montreal. It came as a surprise to everyone – especially their star players, who were all on their way to Finland for the IIHF Women’s Worlds Championship. There will be a number of people wanting to talk about what the next steps are. Or how this is a sign that women’s hockey or women’s professional sports are bound to fail. I’m going to address the last part. Because that’s a bold…

food main course personal recipes
March 13, 2019

Pork & Peanut Noodles

Since I was diagnosed with Crohns disease, I started making a lot more dishes from Asian cultures – a lot less dairy to be found. One of the things that I’ve come to appreciate is that many Chinese recipes are very quick, fairly healthy – and don’t require a lot of energy to make. I call them cut and dump recipes. This recipe is all my own, and came from a couple of different recipes I’ve learned to make – a peanut noodle recipe and Shanghai noodles. So, enjoy!

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper performing Shallow at the 2018 Oscars
Pirate sexism
February 28, 2019

Assuming the Worst: Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper

All I’ve heard for days were rapturous fans going on and on about Lady Gagy and Bradley Cooper’s Oscars performance of Shallow from A Star is Born. Fair disclaimer: I haven’t seen the movie. Having seen two different versions of the movie, I felt like it’s a story I’m pretty familiar with. The performance was fine, and ending with the two of them on the piano was sweet. Which is why I was surprised to see every female oriented site and most of the women in my feeds insisting that the performance proved that Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper are…

personal
January 30, 2019

Being better about Latinx advocacy

In recent months Gina Rodriguez has come under fire for repeatedly putting her foot in her mouth when it comes to advocating for better wages for Hispanics, as well as more roles for Hispanics in media. And I’m sure there are some advocates who don’t know what you’re supposed to do in order not to offend people. So Gina tweeted something like ‘where’s our Black Panther?’ when Black Panther came out and that was a huge mistake. First, it was stepping on what is a huge achievement for the African American community. No matter where their lineages hailed from, the…