Stuff about Me

I grew up in Rockville, MD, went to Bryn Mawr College (class of ’06), and am currently living in Waltham, MA with my delightful boyfriend and a large number of houseplants. I am in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at Simmons College, and am working in a local university library.

The impetus for this blog was my joining the “Riot for Austerity” (see blogroll and sidebar), a group dedicated to radically reducing their environmental impact.  I am also joining a rotating list of challenges of smaller scope and length which I may or may not get around to posting on the sidebar.  Because hey, challenges are fun and community-building.

This blog is rapidly becoming my only blog, and as such it will contain more tangential news about my life as well as stuff relating to sustainability.  By “sustainability”, much of the time, I end up meaning “food”.  Gardening and cooking is fun (for me, at least), empowering, and provides an endless source of minutiae to write about.  I will occasionally write about political issues or more wide-angle philosophizing, but other people do that so much more eloquently and informedly that if you want that you should just go look at my blogroll and pick someone off of there to read.  I have, however, been posting a steadily-increasing number of semi-coherent religious ramblings.  Consider yourself warned.  


12 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    Megan said,

    Thanks for the recipes- they have some great ideas. I’m afraid if I cook one more squash my family is going to riot.

  2. 3

    inklyman47 said,

    You Are Stupidicious

  3. 4

    Jen H. said,

    Hi, I just found your great blog. I was really struck by some parallel thinking and life experiences that we seem to share so I thought I’d leave a comment:
    Lived most of my life in the Boston area (now living in western Mass.)
    CSA devotee; the first CSA I belonged to was in Waltham, now I belong to Food Bank Farm in Hadley
    Totally obsessed with sustainability
    Admirer of Sharon A. and Crunchy
    Wishing I could be as diligent with the Riot and Independence Days
    Simmons GSLIS grad ’04! (I also have two other degrees from Simmons, undergrad in psychology ’96, masters in gender/cultural studies ’99. Plus I worked there as a library assistant.)

    So, just wanted to connect! You rock!

  4. 5

    Evan Antal said,


    My name is Evan, and I am writing to you on behalf of a project called the Hector Fund, a micro-financing platform of sorts which I thought you might have some interest in hearing about!

    The function of the Hector Fund is to conduct what we call Artistfunding campaigns, which are campaigns catered to the individual artist to help that artist connect with their fans in effort to raise capital to pay for costly projects and other essential expenses. We believe that bringing micro-financing to the music industry in this way could bring about a revolutionary change in how artists go about funding their projects. As our mission statement says, our goals are to :

    -Change the way the world funds music.
    – Bring micro-financing to the music industry.
    – Help musicians raise capital directly from fans
    – Disrupt the traditional funding role once held exclusively by record labels
    – Support economic development in music capitals around the globe

    Currently we are in an invite-only beta mode with three artists (one Latin jazz musician from Ecuador named Alex Alvear, our current international project), however, in the near future we plan on unveiling an assortment of “debut” projects raising small amounts of money, about $1000, for international musicians, many in developing communities. It is important to note that we do not raise money through micro-loans, but rather the artists offer up a variety of tangible goods and experiences is exchange for certain amounts of money. This typically ranges from a $10 entry that gets you a downloadable copy of an album, all the way to thousands of dollars for private house concert/parties and other similar functions.

    If you are interested in what we are doing, feel free to visit our website, give us feedback (positive, negative, neutral, nonsensical, we read and mull over it all!), blog about it, tell your friends, anything really! We hope you find what we have to say innovative and intriguing, and we’d love to hear what everyone out there has to say!

    Thank you very much, even just for your time in reading this e-mail, from all of us at the Hector Fund!

    Brad, Jake, David, Evan K and Evan A

  5. 6

    Steve said,

    Just popped over from Digger, when I saw you were in Library School :)

    Librarian in Alabama. Had to take a peek. I think one of my professor friends at UA may use the strip for explaining relational morality, glad to see you’re using it for class as well :) Go-Go Ursula!


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