all hail the green lord

Sometimes I don’t know what to tell you about my life because sometimes I forget how to tell stories, and I get trapped thinking that writing=stories. But hahahaha it doesn’t, joke’s on my writer’s block. Here’s to beautiful moments without plots. Here’s to rambling thoughts without clever punchlines. Here’s to every beautiful sentence ever written, […]

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once upon a dumpster

In the Dumpster Grammies, I think I have a good running chance for Most Bizarre Find. I like to imagine that a supersticious employee places the plastic foot there every night to keep the trash theives and evil spirits away. Then again, maybe the dumpster gods just wanted to console me for the 30-foot fence […]

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little known fact: the dumpster gods also had a son

Jesus Christ: thorny-crowned statuette, personal savior, and modern solution for trash removal. (If he wasn’t already rolling in his grave…)

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why did the chicken cross the road?

There is a fury in the air, a fervor, energy seeping back into us all, one by one. Awake, alert, dressed, outside, and all before ten a.m. A bike ride to the grocery store for seitan-making and cake-baking supplies. Four kilos of flour, washed and sitting in the marinade. A lesson in splitting wood (not […]

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where there’s always music in the air and the birds sing a pretty song

We no longer have the internet in our wagon, which means that now when I want to visit happy shiny internet land, I have to walk a few minutes and sit in a painfully white, painfully windowless room at the university. Is it day? Is it night? Is it sunny? Is it raining? Who knows! […]

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still not whistling dixie

All hail ye mighty dumpster! Cornucopia of produce, filler of the so-called “bottomless salad bowl” we keep in our kitchen, and generous giver of bread and sugar-filled baked goods! Provider of sustenance, clothing, typewriters, furniture, and stereos! We salute you! (A moment of silence please…) Maybe it’s just spring madness setting in–the madness being that […]

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land of the free, home of the food disparagement laws

There are some fucked up laws out there, tell you what. There are the obviously fucked up: The Patriot Act, laws in Bavaria making any unregistered “meeting” of more than two people an “illegal gathering,” and every law that morphs innocent ole dumpster diving into the ill-boding refrain of “trespassing” and “robbery.” Then there are […]

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i heart katey sleeveless

Because she made me this. And in general. The footage is from The Most Beautiful Squat of All Time, Somewhere, Spain. And while I’m shamelessly tossing around youtube website-promotion videos on this laziest of Sundays, this is a short promoting her site. (With inspired cinematography by yours truly, hahaha.) Katey Sleeveless: opening beer cans with […]

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dumpster diver arrested in belgium

From indymedia on March 5th (I’ve translated the article into English below): Dumpster-diver in Belgien inhaftiert In der Nacht von 25.2.2009 auf den 26.2.2009 wurde ein Aktivist der Waldbesetzung Lappersfort in Brugge Belgien beim Containern vehaftet. Aus mehreren Gruenden gab ebenjener Aktivist seine Identitaet nicht preis und spricht auch nicht mit Polizei und Staatsanwaltschaft. Am […]

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the cries and the wails of the valley below

Here it is, back from the dead, yet another little diddy by Tara from the never-finished These Are Our Weapons project. Enjoy. It’s amazing, once you start thinking about it, how many things we actually repress. Most of it has to do with language, things you can’t say, won’t say, etc. Then there are the […]

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