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This is my very private personal blog and it remains infinitely more popular than my official author blog where I try to come off as a real live professional person/ author.

I'm Mik. I have a love affair with Impalas. I am afraid of spiders and alcoholics. I am a yogurt connoisseur. Future meta-magician. Former logic clinician. Former model. Former bookstore owner. Some other stuff. Currently mother, author, freelance editor and editor for Kleft Jaw Press.

Testimonial from a former roommate:
"Living with you was like living with a quiet little opinionated deer person who floated around like a ghost and said smart/nutso things and ate seaweed. "

I divide my time between Boulder, Colorado and Wichita, Kansas. I love mountains. I love hiking. I read and write. I raise my daughter to the best of my ability. I have lupus and have defeated early-stage cancer twice, so I pretty much fully support the use of medical marijuana.

 

The most hipster bread I’ve ever eaten.

The most hipster bread I’ve ever eaten.

Decorating a reusable shopping bag at Whole Foods! (at Whole Foods Market)

Decorating a reusable shopping bag at Whole Foods! (at Whole Foods Market)

Round two: 2 days old. #rats #ratlets #tenbabies

Round two: 2 days old. #rats #ratlets #tenbabies

Enjoying the sweet taste of honey on ice cream at the Bee Festival :) #honey (at Great Plains Nature Center)

Enjoying the sweet taste of honey on ice cream at the Bee Festival :) #honey (at Great Plains Nature Center)

Biggest bee I have ever seen. She was about two inches long. #sunflower #honeybee #bees

Biggest bee I have ever seen. She was about two inches long. #sunflower #honeybee #bees

#blueskies #nofilter #wichita #kansasphotos (at Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum)

#blueskies #nofilter #wichita #kansasphotos (at Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum)

The Lotus crepe and roasted vegetables… So good. #food (at Lotus Leaf Cafe)

The Lotus crepe and roasted vegetables… So good. #food (at Lotus Leaf Cafe)

Hemp Hearts are the punch line to a joke about what hippies eat for breakfast. 100% pure natural hemp seeds. Yummmm. #hemp #hemphearts #hippiefood

Hemp Hearts are the punch line to a joke about what hippies eat for breakfast. 100% pure natural hemp seeds. Yummmm. #hemp #hemphearts #hippiefood

Friends and countrymen! Tune in, drop out, call in, drop out, make love, live free, write forever. 10pm Central Time. I promise Gabe and I will make it worth your whole. Poets: Read something! It’s your chance to participate in a global Open Mic! #poetry #radio #openmic #callin #kleftjaw

Friends and countrymen! Tune in, drop out, call in, drop out, make love, live free, write forever. 10pm Central Time. I promise Gabe and I will make it worth your whole. Poets: Read something! It’s your chance to participate in a global Open Mic! #poetry #radio #openmic #callin #kleftjaw

Fresh grape jelly from fresh backyard grapes. (at Wonderland)

Fresh grape jelly from fresh backyard grapes. (at Wonderland)

Yes, I did have a Chantilly cake for lunch. But I mean who could resist a temptation like this… #work #ilovemyjob

Yes, I did have a Chantilly cake for lunch. But I mean who could resist a temptation like this… #work #ilovemyjob

Fun with electronic music. #casio

My five-year-old can draw better than you.

My five-year-old can draw better than you.

Spent my afternoon reshaping fair trade African straw baskets. They are made with the traditional straw and method used for thousands of years, which allows them to be reshaped easily after being soaked in warm water. This means they can be packed super-tight, folded, and stuffed for shipping, which means the suppliers spend less on shipping, so more money in the pockets of the women who craft these baskets. When they are received at the store, they are packed tight an misshapen, but after soaking them in warm water, I can easily push them back into their beautiful shape. I love my job.

Spent my afternoon reshaping fair trade African straw baskets. They are made with the traditional straw and method used for thousands of years, which allows them to be reshaped easily after being soaked in warm water. This means they can be packed super-tight, folded, and stuffed for shipping, which means the suppliers spend less on shipping, so more money in the pockets of the women who craft these baskets. When they are received at the store, they are packed tight an misshapen, but after soaking them in warm water, I can easily push them back into their beautiful shape. I love my job.