Susie's Qabili Pilau

Not my recipe; this recipe for qabili pilau (lamb and yellow rice with carrots and raisins) was passed along to us by Noah’s friend Susie, and we ate it and loved every bit. Source is unknown. It’s fragrant without being spicy-hot (though it could be easily changed to be so) and while it has a few steps, it’s worth every one.

Qabili Pilau

Serves 4. 

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August 29, 2016


17 September 2015 to 10 August 2016
Ty and Josie
Scene from video game
Level of completion: 
Completed and given away

I’ve wanted to do a video game quilt for a long time. My original thoughts had focused on Space Invaders, but I realized that several people had done Space Invaders quilts, and I wanted to tackle a different game. I thought about games I’d loved as a child, and Pitfall was the obvious choice. There was a specific scene that immediately jumped to mind when I thought about this video game, and I thought, “Huh, it’s just squares, I can totally do this, right?”

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August 10, 2016

sunshine laws

I think the idea of keeping up a blog is a charming, weirdly outdated thing, but I still feel the compulsion to keep one. I’ve thought a lot recently about the impermanence of connection in the digital world I choose to live and work in.

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January 31, 2016


I’ve given up calling it anything else. Seven Brides is an obsession, a project that feels like it’s taking forever to finish and yet I can’t let go of. I don’t write that statement out of complaint, but instead mingled fascination, and gratitude. 

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January 9, 2016

2015 in books

Unlike last year, I made my goal explicit: 50 books in 2015. Goodreads posted a lovely Year In Books page, which shows what I did this year, but I tend to capture this sort of thing for my own memory: (raw list here)

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December 31, 2015