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I knitted a hat!

When I was a kid, my grandma taught me to knit, and I made a few simple little things. In middle school and high school, I’d knit skinny “fashion scarves” with fluffy sparkly yarn, and I did some granny-square blankets, teddy bears, and mittens with the church youth knitting group (I was suuuuper cool /sarcasm). …

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Great podcast episodes

I got into podcasts maybe 6 months ago (I know, I’m like 10 years late to the game), and I really love them. I listen to them when I’m waking up and getting ready in the morning, driving, doing chores or tasks around the house, and working out. My podcast app of choice is Podcast …

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Why donate monthly?

After the US federal election and subsequent strong increase in hate crimes and bullying of minorities (source), I and many others have decided to donate to organizations that protect and fight for human rights, civil liberties, and the environment. When you find the organizations you want to support (see below for a list), you get …

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Against Cobbs Hill high-density housing proposal

UPDATE: The mayor asked the developer to submit a new design! Rochester friends! Please email the city in opposition to a large housing development in Cobbs Hill park. They’re accepting comments until this Friday, June 17th. I’m publicizing this on behalf of my mom, the head of the Upper Monroe Neighborhood Association. For more info, …

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Two new blogs!

Two of my favourite people have new blogs! The first is my sister, Emily, who’s doing volunteer work in Asheville, North Carolina supported by the Presbyterian church, at Habitat for Humanity.   The second is my friend and “PhD-sister”, Catia, who has an eye for fashion and sews amazing clothes. Check ’em out!

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