stick with love

“And I say to you, I have also decided to stick with love, for I know that love is ultimately the only answer to mankind’s problems.” Martin Luther King, Jr. (link) I’ve had… Continue reading

Happy New Year 2018

Looking forward to 2018. So much so, I thought last night was New Years Eve. Happy year of the dog… or at least it will be the year of the happy dog. Wait,… Continue reading

stuck on you

Happy Valentine’s Day! It’s that time of year again… time for the Vantentine’s Day pun! I drew a little etegami of a heart-shaped cactus I saw years ago at the Arboretum in Ann… Continue reading

Love the hell out of of everyone

Every Sunday morning I wake up to Krista Tippett’s radio show On Being. At first, as a not-particularly-religious person, I was a little irritated that my local radio station, WAMU, added this to its… Continue reading

give a cluck

Happy new year! I don’t quite know where 2016 went (maybe somewhere in a hand basket??) but all of a sudden it’s New Year’s Eve and I’ve only just finished my New Year’s… Continue reading


 dog: a kind of additional or subsidiary Deity designed to catch the overflow and surplus of the world’s worship. (Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary)Here’s an etegami I did of a friend’s dog, Giles.… Continue reading

pick one

“pick one, / let’s have it for dinner” (hitotsu moide gohan ni shyou)   This etegami features a curvaceous butternut squash I had for dinner recently. The heat of summer must have me… Continue reading

you are buddhaful

This is a long-overdue post, drafted in winter about a winter fruit called the Buddha’s Hand citron. I was reminded of this draft while catching up with the GastroPod podcast, which recently had… Continue reading

Arboreal animal

Woohoo, look what I found… a New Year’s card I forgot to post. This one I sent to my mom, a big genealogy nerd. She has traced our ancestry back to god himself!… Continue reading

light as a gourd

just one possession, my world light as a gourd もの一つ / 我が世はかろき / 瓢かな I had a leftover gourd painting from autumn, 2015, and found this haiku by Basho to finish it off. This… Continue reading

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