Monthly Archives: September 2013

Absorbing Culture One Meal at a Time

Portugese-style Sausage and Kale Soup This is adapted from the Sopa de Panela recipe at Portuguese Cooking.com. I have a small saucepan so I had to cut down and adapt a lot, while still shooting for the same general flavor … Continue reading

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Why Does It Rain?

Bella does not care for this “water from the sky thing” so she’s decided to sit on the mat and tell me about it and demand indoor playtime. (click photo to see it larger.)

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A Toy, But No Buddy

Today we had a meet-and-greet with a couple of foster dogs to see if Bella liked any of them. Sadly no good fit this time. Not horrible, but not right either. Poor Bella: she wants to play but has no … Continue reading

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Dog in the Grass

Bella is enjoying the late summer sunshine with a bone in the grass. Lucky dog: I have to go inside and finish this darned outline…. (click to enlarge photo.)

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Dog in Action

It’s tricky to get an action shot of Bella, since I’m usually the one both holding the camera and making her run around, but I managed to get this one, blurry as it is, of Bella retrieving her two-ball tuggy … Continue reading

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Cylon Bella

RoboBella says, “Clean your room, human!” (click to embiggen.) Seriously… clean your room! And give me treats.

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After All This Time

It’s still really cool to run across a new review of the first Greywalker novel.

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Point No Point

So, Mr.Kat and Bella and I moved to Northern Kitsap county in May and I’ve been pretty busy with house and yard and dog and manuscripts, but we did manage to take a little trip to see the local lighthouse. … Continue reading

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File Cabinet Saga, part 1

Yesterday I finally acquired a file cabinet. It’s elderly, but made of actual wood! It does need a little bit of work on the sliders and some oil and wax here and there before I can store my files in … Continue reading

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A Glimpse Won’t Make You Stupid

There’s a nice piece over at The Absent Minded Housewife about the problem of assuming girls are things and boys are brutes. The point that keeps coming up in my mind, is that no one ever tells boys or men … Continue reading

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