Wild Rose Tiny House

Tiny House Blog

Hello visitor!  I've been finished and living in my tiny house, Wild Rose, for almost two years, and yet I notice hits on this blog to my build posts almost daily.  Here is the list of those posts so you can find them easily. Tiny Nest tours of Wild Rose Tiny House:      I'm… Continue reading Tiny House Blog

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Alaska Stories

Birthplace of the Winds

In 2013 I spent 6 weeks working at a crab processing plant in the Aleutian Islands.  These are journal entries and photos from that time. *** "What a burden longing was-- to stand on the continent's soft edge, waves always and endlessly arriving, the surf breathing for you, and that old, old dream of paradise… Continue reading Birthplace of the Winds

Writing

Thoughts on Donna Haraway’s “Staying with the Trouble: Making Kin in the Chthulucene”

"Good stories reach into rich pasts to sustain thick presents to keep the story going for those who come after." I recently, and after a good four months of slow reading, finished Donna Haraway's amazing book Staying With the Trouble: Making Kin in the Chthulucene.  It was possibly the most challenging and most rewarding book… Continue reading Thoughts on Donna Haraway’s “Staying with the Trouble: Making Kin in the Chthulucene”

Wild Rose Tiny House

Tiny House Update

January 3rd marked the one year anniversary of moving into Wild Rose.  It was a difficult first year. I'd never used a wood stove in my life, and learning to start a fire and keep it going was a challenge.  I have since learned that because my house is sealed so well, it creates a… Continue reading Tiny House Update

Alaska Stories

Owls and Animals

I'm currently reading The Hidden Lives of Owls by Leigh Calvez.  It's a good read.  I recommend.  I was reminded of a trip my mother and I took in 2014 to The Alaska Raptor Center in Sitka, AK.  I took a ton of photos and never did anything with them, so here they are.  Also… Continue reading Owls and Animals

Writing

Artist Residency at the Sou’wester Lodge

In mid-December I went to the Washington coast and stayed at the Sou'wester Lodge for 5 nights.  They have an artist residency program- you apply with a short questionnaire and a sample of work and if accepted, pay a drastically reduced rate for a Sunday-Friday stay.  I asked for a cabin with a bathtub and my… Continue reading Artist Residency at the Sou’wester Lodge