I have been stripping the bark from Devil’s Club stalks, and I am heady from the smell. Pieces of the thorny outer bark are scattered all around me and in my hair. My fingers know it now, like a lover, know how to skim over the thorns and separate the inner bark from the outer… Continue reading A Hobo Stripper's Materia Medica: Devil's Club
The conference was great. To summarize: – Great spot, great people. – I love older hippies. They totally inspire me, plus they remind me that I never want to Sell Out and Work For The Man. – I went totally expecting that everyone would know way more than me. But it turns out that a… Continue reading Herb Conference
Last night in the middle of my pathetic flip flop wearing stripperness I remembered: these weekend is the Alaska Herb Conference. Why limp around at work in a bitchy mood making half what I could be making when I could be at the Herb Conference? So I left work at 1AM and drove straight through,… Continue reading no sleep since…
A year ago, when I live in a bus, my right hip started to hurt if I laid on it for too long. I did some research and decided it was probably arthritis, probably related to my childhood of repeated hip trauma. I mentioned it to my then girlfriend and she rolled her eyes and… Continue reading If it isn't the idler arms, it's the sacroiliac joint.
Susan has made another post about the club we’re both at. For me it’s really neat to read because I know where we intersect (like, when she talks about getting accused of illegal activity during a double dance, that was with me!). I hope it’s just as nifty for everyone else. Susan has also started… Continue reading Awesome things happening on the Internet.
There are things I always thought were normal until I moved to the lower 48 and found out that the rest of the world finds them kind of crazy. The other day my mom was driving from the big little town where my sister lives to the little village where she lives, which is on… Continue reading Stories from home
In the long term there’s a lot of stuff you’ll want to know about selling psychology, make-up, outfits, money management, etc. But your first night you might as well just jump in – if you knew that stuff now you wouldn’t really have the schema to integrate it into anyways. For now you just need… Continue reading Stripping 102: Your First Night
If I got anything of value out of my college education, it came from a sociology class I took as an elective. Not from the class material directly, but the professor, who was very wise and should have been teaching someplace like Harvard or something. He didn’t think that I was crazy for thinking of… Continue reading Re-examaning the premises.
I’ve been here since the begining of June. Seven weeks, maybe eight. Exactly seven times longer than I usually stay someplace, and two or three times longer than I’ve probably been in one place since last summer. It has it’s joys: watching the elder flowers turn to berry, and the roses to hips, my summer… Continue reading stripper drama comes calling
Here in Alaska we have this little logo stickered or stamped on veggies and stuff that’s grown here. We Alaskans have a lot of Alaska pride, and most of us try to stick to the Alaska Grown food and Alaska Made (that’s a whole other logo) widgets. My little sister just got the Alaska Grown… Continue reading the frivolous side