Ugly Random Soup

Priorities With a Spinning Head


Spicy garlic kale and strawberry salad

Cumin tofu recipe

Purple sweet potato & black bean garlic dumpling filling

What if you didn't have to drive a car?


(Some) Seattle mayoral campaign websites need improvement

Primary Elections in Seattle & King County, 2021!


Vegetarian French Onion Soup

An arbitrary milestone on piano

Writing the Mayor on Defund SPD again

Dear Mayor Durkan: Defund the police

What defund the police means


How to share text art (and images) more accessibly (on twitter, mostly)

Saturday Lazy Fancy Breakfast: pumpkin spice waffles!

Just say "HELL NO!" to paleo swamp gas

A Tour of Seattle's Best & Worse Bike Infra

Seattle's Oil Pipelines

Baked blueberry pancakes!

Coconut Waffles!!

What's in HB 1453 to better protect tenants?


Three Years at Glowforge!

Excuses to use cast iron: dutch baby pancakes!

Cars are regressive taxation

November 2018 Ballot Guide: Voter for Clean Air

Speed limit contradictions with the Seattle Parks trail pilot

The period of maximum constraint is an opportunity

Let's just try lowering speed limits now!

Imagine Seattle Taking Action on Climate

I đź’š bike share! Please don't mess it up!

Electric cars won't make Seattle green

Bike Plans: Aspirations & Actuality

Pithy title about the head tax vote

Public comment against EHT repeal

EHT on fast track to repeal: is this really democracy?

Reset the Lander Street Bridge Project

Seattle Budget - Always Be Asking Questions!

Answering another Seattle budget question: how much have we spent on housing?

Top Ten Better Uses of Time and Money than Working to Repeal the Head Tax

Finding Bike Routes Home Again

Property Tax in Washington: Why You So Weird

We ARE Shameless in Seattle on Housing

Comment in favor of housing in Seattle!

Oversight is hard

What is a housing emergency really?

65%, 57%, 35%: how much Seattle land is zoned single family really?


Ambrosia Salad

More zoning demystifying: trying to read the "MHA upzone" maps

Slightly Demystifying Zoning Not Really

Answering a Seattle Budget Question

Seattle Voter Guide, General Election 2017

Money in politics, promises and trust

Just Believe

You owe fifty doors

I đź’™ Spreadsheets, Election Night Precinct Data Edition

Complain where it counts!

Voter guide: I hate the mayoral primary edition!

Yes, in my backyard!

Stop voting for white men, part 2

Stop voting for white men.

Elections blather: demystifying PDC data!

Seattle, let's not pass a soda tax

Migrated the site ... again.

Nerdy Reminders

Toward a feminist future

We should accept more refugees not make it harder for them

March and Call and Write!

Why I am Marching Tomorrow

This week in Congress, Jan 3–6, 2017


Tech Execs Bow Down

This is not normal

You stand for bigotry, Republican Leadership

Ballot Guide 2016

Tactical Primary Voting for the Busy

Write. Your. Reps. Right. Now.

Raising the Bar on Leaving

Dreaming the Same Dream

Don't Be a Bystander

Good Intentions Fail at Scale

Cincinnati Chili Experiment!


Some Books of 2015

Eggnog Pumpkin Pie

Coconut and Pineapple Mashed Sweet Potato (aka Yam) Casserole

iOS Hello World With No Interface Builder or Storyboard

GHC and feelings on being experienced

How to become internet famous for feeling persecuted on social media!

Shiny technology!


The birth of my daughter is not a disability

Breastfeeding is not compatible with the American workplace

Why a culture of non-birth partners taking leave is necessary

On Human Reproduction and Equality


Label GMOs BECAUSE of Science

You can't claim sabotage without evidence in the GE wheat incident

Unexpected Wheat Traits and the Contradictions of Regulation and Reaction

Recommended Reading on Genetically Engineered Foods

How to Really March Against Monsanto

Golden Rice 'Restrictions' Are Reasonable

A Story about Anti-GMO Activists Should Have a Few More Facts

The Double Standard for Golden Rice

Not Everything Is Worth the Same Outrage Even If It Says Rape

Dead Bees and Research Ethics

Gruesome Science Methods: Pureed Bee Heads

The Whitehouse Open Access Policy Props Up the Gatekeepers

Your Ivory Tower is Showing

Pesticides and Prediction

Science Online in Person

Pesticides are Complicated

Comments suck right? So why do you have them?

Taking People at Face Value

The Life You Can Save


Finding My Way to Environmentalism

Your Citation Does Not Say What You Think It Does

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles Aren't Gospel

Risotto Variations

Simple Stories Suppress Your Voice

Pressure Cooker Risotto is Amazing

GM Corn Oil is Just Like Non-GM Corn Oil

There's No Conspiracy: Agriculture is Complicated

Election 2012: The Small Stuff

Why I Won't Be Buying Nature's Path Mesa Sunrise Flakes Anymore

Election 2012: More Budget Gridlock

Election 2012: Support Equality and Gay Marriage

Election 2012: Investment Policy For State Universities

Election 2012: Charter Schools

Election 2012: Why You Should Vote for Washington's Marijuana Legalization

Let the Geeks Be Heard

Chittenden Locks and the Rambunctious Garden

Randomness and Samples: Why that GM corn study isn't as scary as you think

Let's Send Congress The Geek Manifesto

Pasta e Fagioli Mad Libs

A Moral Case for Golden Rice

Why I Probably Will Not Renew My Sierra Club Membership

Arctic Drilling? What About the Niger Delta?

The Pesticide Conversation is Broken

EPA vs PANNA: Very Different Views of Science

Why Didn't the EPA Ban Clothianidin?

Positions, Science and Values

How to Use S3 as a Private Git Repository

Site Renamed

Fukushima Mutant Butterfly Followup

ZOMG! Mothra! Mutant Fukushima Butterflies and Reading Science News Critically

Simplistic Stories and Missed Opportunities: GMO Crops and Tire Damage

Voter ID Laws Will Suppress Votes

Half Cheater Baked Beans

Should We Use Clothianidin?

Black Bean Burger Experiment

Better than GMO Labels: Pesticides, Worker Rights and More

Genetically Modified Foods and Safety

Accuracy in Reporting Matters: GM Grass and Cyanide Gas?!

Label Everything!

GMO Labels and Ignorance

GMO Label Soapbox

Bad Science, Bad Law

Old People Smell, Ctenophores on Sea Stars and Triticale

Three Local Tofu Factories

Clothianidin: Dangerous Compared to What?

Conscience and Government Funding

Why I Mostly Eat Vegetarian Food

A Little Idea from Science Online Seattle

Is industrial farming causing antibiotic resistant infections?

Antibiotics and Industrial Livestock Production: Not Just Superbugs

Is HFCS killing honeybees?

Keystone Jetty Dive

A Surplus of Outrage

Quick Scuba Note

Science and Journalism ... and Fear Mongering

The Autoharp

An Introduction