I visited America for two weeks this summer, hitting Maryland/Virginia/Pennsylvania for the first time in 18+ years. I don’t have a car in Japan. I don’t need or want one here. I only drive in America. Usually I visit my hometown, where I can borrow a car. I’ve also visited cities with good enough transportation … Continue reading I Slump in Sadness
I haven't written for a while but I sure as hell have been making things. You see, my friends and I were hit with not one but two sociopaths this summer. We didn't know about #summerofscammers until after the devastation. We're petitioning that if there is a destructive human force NEXT summer that someone send … Continue reading Emily’s Doll: Will a doll help?
Who Benefits from all of this doll clothing? Ralph Waldo does. Meet Ralph Waldo Le Mutt, I’ve known him since I was in elementary school. He’s not named after that Ralph Waldo. He’s named after a real-life dog named after that Ralph Waldo. Ralph, the real-life dog, was as dumb as the rocks he sometimes … Continue reading Ralph
I'd assumed that Carry Nation was a short woman, like the Duchess in Alice in Wonderland. I was wrong. She was about 6-feet tall. Let that sink in. Google shows me that male soldiers (21 year olds) of the time averaged about 5'8" and women of a similar age were a little over 5'3". She … Continue reading Carry A Nation
This might be an odd place to start a blog. I don't care. I started watching the Ken Burn's PBS Prohibition a few nights ago and a friend (Hey, Jill!) told me that she'd be excited to read what I thought. America DRANK. Physicians used to recommend whiskey and cider and rum and beer as … Continue reading Prohibition part 1.