Recent “Memories of dishes” series on my blog “Who Does the Dishes?”

Recently, I’ve finally been posting regularly on my blog Who Does the Dishes? This is a project where I use the question of Who does the dishes? to look at power relationships in society. For an overview, please see:


I recently finished a series of posts reflecting on my own experiences with the question of who does the dishes at home. Here they are in order:

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Writing with Russ: Webbing

The latest Writing with Russ is up on the ELGL site. It’s about webbing, which is one of my favorite brainstorming techniques: you basically just dump all your ideas onto a page or whiteboard and then figure out how they’re connected. You can read it here.

Also, if you like MacGyver I mention him in there, too.

Learning from mistakes in the garden

A little over a month ago I planted our plot in the community garden. An odd thing happened. The plants didn’t die, but they also haven’t really grown. Basically they look pretty much like they did when I planted them in early July. I’d thought I’d be sharing photos with you showing how much it’d grown. But no.

I thought maybe it was because I sometimes missed a day watering, so I got better about that. Maybe the soil didn’t have enough food; I got some Miracle Grow and fed it last week.
My dad is a Master Gardener and teaches classes in gardening and landscape design. So last night I called him and told him about the plants neither growing nor dying.

Dad: So did you harden them off?
Me: What’s that?
Dad: Uh oh. Continue reading