Author Archives: Rebecca Wilson

Western Ghost Story

There’s no way of telling for certain, but if I am lucky to live a long life, at the end of my days when I look back, I think I will feel amazed at the number of true artists I … Continue reading

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My Favorite Movies of 2011; or Fassbender Was Robbed

On December 24, 2010, I diligently posted a list of my ten favorite moves of that year. I didn’t have to spend a lot of time on it; the list pretty much wrote itself. 2010 was a very good year … Continue reading

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Gutters Overflow & People Aren’t Objects

After the driest December on record and a cold, sunny beginning to January, the rains have finally descended on Portland. That’s fine. Rain is important and, for me, always preferable to snow. Now there is mold growing in the backseat … Continue reading

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Strike Against SOPA & PIPA

  Today, we are striking against censorship. Join the largest online protest in history: tell Congress to stop this bill now!

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Please, Sir, Can I Have Some More?

If you’re getting tired of reading about beans, do I have good news for you:┬áThis post is about split peas. I know — only a botanist makes the distinction. In most of our imaginations, the various peas and lentils occupy … Continue reading

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Also, Brunch

Turns out? Last night’s chili makes for some top-notch brunch.

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Paleo Schmaleo, I’ll Take the Chili

Have you heard about the paleolithic diet? As a vegetarian, I’ve experienced more than my share of people not minding their own business about what I eat. In restaurants, certain family members and co-workers scour the menu for things I … Continue reading

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Resolution Hustle

I have made only one resolution this year, and that is to hustle. You may have noticed that, unlike losing ten pounds or running twenty-five miles per week, this is unquantifiable. The precise meaning is also unclear. Definition of┬áHUSTLE transitive … Continue reading

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Eight Albums That Blew My Mind & Five That Carried My Soul

In our house, we’ve been talking a lot about music that strikes an emotional chord — what separates it from music that may be equally good (or better) but somehow falls short of that desert-island threshold? It’s the difference between … Continue reading

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Juniper, Pearls and A Very Old Bottle of 7 Up

At the beginning of the month, I posed these questions: Possessions: What have you learned to live without this year? Have you acquired something(s) that has made your life better? Worse? Over the past few years, unintentionally and without realizing … Continue reading

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