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Biking

So we are closing on the house next week and then moving in a week later. At that point, I’ll have a 6 mile bike ride to work or a 45 minute bus ride, with a transfer. I’m going to opt for the bike ride. I’ve biked year round before, when I worked for the UW Arboretum and it was a five mile bike ride to and from work. The distance doesn’t bother me, the roads do. Madison is all about keeping the lakes surrounding Continue reading →

Walking Home

As the winter gets colder, snowier, more icy, and just downright unbearable, it seems the busses in Madison get less reliable. The bus to work is usually on time, but after work I rarely take the bus these days.  I still leave work at 5:02 and head over to the bus stop. When I get there, I wait to see how late the bus is going to be. Sometimes, it’s not on the board at all meaning I missed it. Other times, it’s still a Continue reading →

Beetnik Martini

Here’s the thing, I lived in Ukraine for two years as a Peace Corp volunteer and it drastically changed me as a person. I understand things about life, both mine and the grand scheme of things, that I didn’t before. Most importantly, I learned how to eat like a Ukrainian. What is it to eat like a Ukrainian? It’s food that you grow yourself. It’s potatoes from the earth, stored in the cellar alongside carrots and beets and onions. It’s food prepared in your summer Continue reading →