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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.

 

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.

appropriately-inappropriate:

miss-love:

kittydoom:

exgynocraticgrrl:

Breaking The Male Code: After Steubenville, A Call To Action

 (Left to Right): Peter Buffett, Jimmie Briggs, Joe Ehrmann, Tony Porter,
 Dave Zirin and Moderator Eve Ensler.

MIC DROP

THE TRUTH TEA IS PIPING HOT

Just for funsies:

Look at the male body language in the beginning (open) vs the body language in the third and fourth (closed, arms crossed, protecting the midsection and torso).

They don’t look very comfortable any more, do they?

karenfelloutofbedagain:

So today at work I just watched this dude take off with one of those anti-theft alarm panels they have by the doors, lol. #irony

Just reminding y’all that this happened.

karenfelloutofbedagain:

So today at work I just watched this dude take off with one of those anti-theft alarm panels they have by the doors, lol. #irony

Just reminding y’all that this happened.

Can any Kansans/ plant people identify this? :) the edges of the leaves curl in, making them appear white-trimmed. #kansas #plants  (at Kansas Dept. of Wildlife and Parks)

Can any Kansans/ plant people identify this? :) the edges of the leaves curl in, making them appear white-trimmed. #kansas #plants (at Kansas Dept. of Wildlife and Parks)

I defeated the monster.  (at Wonderland)

I defeated the monster. (at Wonderland)

It’s officially that season: Pumpkin flax granola on pumpkin pie yogurt. #pumpkins #fall

It’s officially that season: Pumpkin flax granola on pumpkin pie yogurt. #pumpkins #fall

The most iconic part of the Kansas State Fair… Ye Old Mill. Caleb is a much better actor than I. I was jut happy to be there! Great year at the Kansas State Fair. #kansasstatefair #yeoldmill  (at Ye Old Mill)

The most iconic part of the Kansas State Fair… Ye Old Mill. Caleb is a much better actor than I. I was jut happy to be there! Great year at the Kansas State Fair. #kansasstatefair #yeoldmill (at Ye Old Mill)

Sophie finds the queen bee! #kansasstatefair #prideofkansas #honey #beekeeping #honeybees (at Kansas State Fair)

Sophie finds the queen bee! #kansasstatefair #prideofkansas #honey #beekeeping #honeybees (at Kansas State Fair)

Sophie is awestruck with the giant butte sculpture. #butter #kansasstatefair  (at Kansas State Fair)

Sophie is awestruck with the giant butte sculpture. #butter #kansasstatefair (at Kansas State Fair)

This is what I wanna do someday! #honey #beekeeping #kansasstatefair  (at Kansas State Fair)

This is what I wanna do someday! #honey #beekeeping #kansasstatefair (at Kansas State Fair)

Caleb is really excited about his fair food! He had a bierock.  (at Kansas State Fairgrounds)

Caleb is really excited about his fair food! He had a bierock. (at Kansas State Fairgrounds)

Enjoying the best #statefairgourmet the #kansasstatefair has to offer… The #krispeykremecheeseburger (at Carousel Cafe)

Enjoying the best #statefairgourmet the #kansasstatefair has to offer… The #krispeykremecheeseburger (at Carousel Cafe)

The one and only… The Krispey Kreme Cheeseburger. #statefairgourmet #kansasstatefair #krispeykreme #cheeseburger  (at Carousel Cafe)

The one and only… The Krispey Kreme Cheeseburger. #statefairgourmet #kansasstatefair #krispeykreme #cheeseburger (at Carousel Cafe)

Newborn sheep (at Kansas State Fair)

Newborn sheep (at Kansas State Fair)