Gravity's Rainbow

botany, shoes, books, and justice

Happy Blog Anniversary!


I started blogging 6 years ago today.  I’ve blogged for a lot of different reasons, but the desire to share and connect with other people, to be part of a larger conversation, has always been a part of it (though sometimes I’ve really identified with Jamie here and felt like quitting).  I count many of the people I’ve met through blogging as dear friends.

During many of the years that I’ve blogged, I haven’t consistently kept a real journal, but some rather large changes have happened in my life. I’m grateful to have at least some sort of record of my thoughts.  Six years ago, I was partway through my first (somewhat miserable) year of college and my livejournal is full of cringe-inducing and confusing posts that reflect the havoc migraines and medications were wreaking in my life.  My second blog documents the painful end of my time at UNC, my poorly thought out stint as a nanny, the odd & sometimes lonely experience of teaching English in China, and my first very happy year living in the southwest.

I’ve been writing here since 2007 and I don’t think I’ll be moving again anytime soon.  In general, I think my blogging has become less personal now than it used to be, but I still write about plants, politics, shoes, books, and living with migraines.  You all don’t comment very often, but I’d love to know why you read my blog and what kinds of posts you particularly look for.

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  1. Happy Anniversary!

    I read because it’s fun and interesting and a good way to stay in touch and learn some new things.

    Don’t change a thing! (unless you want to of course).


  2. I love this blog you because you shoe are cool.

    And you bake good cookies. What does that have to do with this blog? I have no idea. Seemed relevant to me. 🙂

    No, really, it’s that you are so firmly planted.

    You don’t rev your intellectual engine just to show off. You care about evidence. You are wry, funny and critical. All that is reflected in your blog.

    I’d read as much as you’d care to write before I’d read anyone else.

  3. Plants.


  4. l stopped commentng because my eyboard s broen!

    but read your blog because you are nterestng and cool and l sort of love you.

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