To Read or Not to Read, for Learning Writing in my writing journey, I’ve come to my first dilemma for which I don’t have a clear answer, and not one I don’t think anyone can provide me with an answer, either. That dilemma is how much should I be reading to learn about writing styles? A lot? A little? Somewhere in between? What I like? What I don’t like? A mix of both? And what else?

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Definition: Plant-forward Diet (or Plant-centric Diet)

Plant-forward Diet

Plant-forward is a style of cooking and eating that emphasizes plant-based foods but is not strictly limited to them. Meat may be included but it’s usually not the main feature of the meal. A plant-forward diet is one that is plant-forward, also sometimes referred to as plant-centric.


You don’t need the world to stop eating meat completely to help the environment and improve all around health, apparently.

For North Americans, this means eating 84 per cent less red meat and six times more legumes (e.g. beans and lentils)


From this eye-opening Solvable podcast on nutrition

The LOUD Racquet Cover (Prototype)

LOUD racquet cover

LOUD racquet cover

It’s been a while since I’d done a fashion garment or accessories post so I want to let you all know that I name all the things I sew as a way to quickly reference them. Here, I have a tennis racquet cover and so to play on, both, a verbal and written pun of racket and racquet, I am calling this accessory LOUD. I am also putting a double meaning in LOUD for the visually “loud” design these racquet covers will be since I can choose any fabric I want in making them.

Quite the clever and funny name, I thought! 🙂

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