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The Lurid Details Of My Only Handmade Mandate for 2011

The Lurid Details Of My Only Handmade Mandate for 2011

Because, you know, it’s never too early to set yourself up for crushing failure, here are my initial expectations/rules for my ONLY HANDMADE IN 2011 Mandate: Unless I can figure out how to get a full-ride scholarship to an Italian school for shoemakers this year, I will not be getting new shoes. Why? Because any […]

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New Year’s Resolutions! Now With Less Money And More 2011!

New Year’s Resolutions! Now With Less Money And More 2011!

What? It’s the New Year already? But I’m still trying to finish up last year’s resolutions! Although I had many successes in 2010, such as getting beekeeping legalized in Santa Monica, California and driving fewer than 5000 miles in my car, most of my leftover chores mocking me from my half-done Master List have to […]

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We Got An Annenberg Foundation Grant For Our Beekeeping Film!

We Got An Annenberg Foundation Grant For Our Beekeeping Film!

This is the best email I’ve gotten all year! from: annenbergfoundation.org to: my roman apartment date: Mon, Dec 20, 2010 at 4:23 PM subject: Intended grant on behalf of the Metabolic Studio Dear Max, On behalf of the Metabolic Studio and Annenberg Foundation Director, I am delighted to advise you that the Foundation intends to […]

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Looking Haggard & Old in the New York Times

Looking Haggard & Old in the New York Times

Today, for the first time ever, my image is gracing the pages of the New York Times! My sister collects unflattering photographs of me. This collection dates back to our childhood. In art school, she used her collection of unflattering photographs as the basis for all her work. (When I showed up at her graduation […]

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Homegrown Shrooms?

Homegrown Shrooms?

You know when you’ve gone over to the dark side of urban farming when you see a mushroom growing in the giant pile of horse shit in your driveway and your first thought is: “I wonder if that’s edible?”

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OFFER: Lion-Proof Aloe Succulent Plant Cuttings–FREE!

OFFER: Lion-Proof Aloe Succulent Plant Cuttings–FREE!

I have a BIG pile of Aloe cuttings to get rid of. This variety grows into a 2 to 3 foot bush. This is great hedging material. According to my South African neighbor, the variety I have is native to South Africa and is used there in residential landscaping to keep wild animals from entering […]

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ABC 7 News Interviews My Bees About Backyard Beekeeping In Los Angeles

ABC 7 News Interviews My Bees About Backyard Beekeeping In Los Angeles

Last Thursday Alysha Del Valle from ABC 7 News came over to my house to interview me as part of a story on backyard beekeeping. Naturally, it started pouring down rain during the interview. And you know, bees just love being cold and wet about as much as they like being eaten alive by a […]

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