Ohio Grown

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Ohio Grown

Ohio Grown
Columbus, Ohio, U.S.A.
August 26
Young person, dog momma, love hound, "between jobs," caprice prone, joy enthusiast, living the dream or at least trying to figure out what it is.


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Editor’s Pick
NOVEMBER 18, 2010 10:42PM

My pick for Man on Top is a little Weir...

I confess I do not find Russell Brand at all appealing.  He is sort of... icky.  To me.

When I thought about who I would choose among 2010's most beautiful, unique, and mesmerizing men of pop culture only one person (other than my husband who fits the bill other than not… Read full post »

Editor’s Pick
NOVEMBER 18, 2010 12:32PM

Oatmeal and Pyramid Schemes: Adventures in Joblessness

You might think unemployment is a blast, like recess twenty-four hours a day.  But it can actually be quite a drag.  Sure, I can go for two-hour walks with my dog, sleep in, eat oatmeal for breakfast every day.  But where’s the purpose?  Where’s the direction?  An… Read full post »

Last Friday night, I packed myself onto a bus filled with sundry activists – housing activists, NAACP activists, peace activists – and we drove from a union hall in Boston to Washington, D.C.  We were on our way to attend the One Nation Working Together rally, an event sponsored by a… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 23, 2010 7:08PM

A Quiet September Evening

it is a summery evening in __ even though it is still fall

sitting quietly

in the dark with nothing there

waiting endlessly

still, only the fan, bugs chirping outside.  the person doesn't know what to say.  Read full post »

NOVEMBER 12, 2009 12:11PM

Dog Eating a Carrot Cake

I get home from adventures; M is exhausted and maybe a little sad.  I ask, "Do you want to watch a dog eating a carrot cake?"  Yes.

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AUGUST 1, 2009 9:10PM

Summer 2009

You're passing so quickly!  Busy, unseasonably cold, in ways I feel ripped off by you.  I love you, I need you, I can't live without you.  Please give me more months, just a couple.  I'm not prepared for blustery nights and brown leaves.

It seems you haven't been as much fun… Read full post »

JULY 26, 2009 1:59PM

Going to Church

Went to church this morning.  I've been meaning to go for awhile and today I happened to wake up early enough, so I went.

I'm not a religious person, and I don't believe in God, and if I were to believe in a being higher than myself I probably wouldn't imagine… Read full post »

JULY 22, 2009 9:49AM

Topics for Discussion

Identity construction -- why I seem to be in a transitive, flexible state in all dimensions of my identity.  What it was that brought me back from the edge of being sure of what I am to a condition of complete ambiguity on all fronts, a total lack of faith in… Read full post »

Sunshine naps on our laundry and I harass her taking pictures.


jazz hands



aerial view

sleepy face


head stripe  Read full post »

MARCH 4, 2009 10:27AM

Dust Bunnies of the Mind

Recently my best friend, Anne, and I discovered that we share a strong olfactory memory.  By which I mean that for both of us, smells are highly evocative of memories -- people, places, certain days, a feeling in the air sensed fifteen years ago.  

The sharp cool bite of an… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 28, 2009 2:08PM

Vegetarian Jambalaya

This jambalaya is spicy and filling, and easy to make.  It has lots of veggies, is a nice treat for a cold night, and you can make it in one pot.  I make it with "Grillers," those soy patties that taste like hamburgers.  It would also be good with some fried… Read full post »

This weekend was the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association annual conference.  It was two days of workshops on sustainable organic agricultural practices, discussions about our food system, the social role of farmers, natural horse care, greenhouse growing, SPIN farming, and generally anythi… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 19, 2009 1:33PM

"Young Invincibles" My Ass

It's a bit of a cliché to point out that it makes sense for a wealthy, high-tech, highly-developed nation that presumes to be a world leader in democracy and human rights to take care of its own.  If I said "health care should be affordable, high-quality, and accessible for everybody in… Read full post »

Yesterday my partner and I went to see the Andy Warhol exhibit at the Wexner Center for its last day there.  It was, in a word, odd.  I'd like to say disappointing but I have a special fondness for Mr. Warhol that prevents me from ever being disappointed by the chance… Read full post »

Hello, my name is Penny and I drink wine for the antioxidants.  I live in Columbus, Ohio, which is the best city in the Midwest or possibly the World.  I am a garden enthusiast, a bit of a recreational writer (duh), a fiend for creatures with fur and soft snouts (and… Read full post »