Thursday? Tuneage + Poetry

I named my last post after a line in Nâzım Hikmet’s “On Living,” and the quotation at the end is from the Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish. I originally wanted the title to be after something more in the vein of Darwish but thought Himet was more appropriate. I wasn’t familiar with them before posting, but I’m definitely interested particularly as Darwish has an activist section … Continue reading Thursday? Tuneage + Poetry

You’ll Plant Olive Trees

Hello readers, I’m at that age where everyone I knew in high school has kids, and now even one of my best friends is pregnant, so I’ll be attending a baby shower! I can’t say I’ve never been to one before as I’m thinking of my many ates, but I know I haven’t been to a wedding (that I remember)(I was a child), so invite me … Continue reading You’ll Plant Olive Trees

Nerdy (Grungy?) Librarian

Back in January, Sky over at Electric Thrift had this creative post about putting some fashionable tweaks to looks inspired by a professional one might not necessarily think of as such. I liked it so much, I wanted to see if I could create some looks in a similar vein with my closet. It’s not exactly the same; I had the idea of a nerdy librarian … Continue reading Nerdy (Grungy?) Librarian

Not Your Mother’s Long & Strong

Yea, it’s been a month since my last post, but I have a couple of post ideas lined up. This first one is a kind of review of Not Your Mother’s Way to Grow Shampoo & Conditioner. I bought a pair maybe over a year ago, but then I was paid to test a different shampoo. Then I think I tried other volumizing conditioners and then essential oils. … Continue reading Not Your Mother’s Long & Strong