Author Archives: STA

Žižek says what I’ve failed to…

And not just because of his cool accent. This short video brings together several strands of thought I’ve been struggling to synthesize in my head, along with bringing worlds together: I know of Slavoj Žižek’s work through SLP, but I … Continue reading

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After some failures, (some) success

I was worried about what our vacation might do to this blog, its mission (or whatever you’d call it), or at least to my own motivation to participate in it, and not without reason. It wasn’t just that we broke … Continue reading

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What motivates the choices we make?

As I’ve been struggling to keep myself engaged with writing this blog (even though I’ve been doing a fair enough job adhering to its principles, last night’s take-out Thai food notwithstanding), I’ve been thinking about what it really is that … Continue reading

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Today’s receipt (minus the receipt)

Today I biked to Oxendale’s after picking up RJP from camp. I’m realizing that every choice that goes into this blog has trade-offs. When I shop at a co-op, I can be more selective about the origins of the items … Continue reading

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Another reason to be “unchained”

I love their sandwiches (and their kettle cooked potato chips), but I had long suspected, based on the content of the irreverent/quirky/look-how-hip-we-are metal signs adorning every square millimeter of wall space inside most of their restaurants, that the owner/founder of … Continue reading

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A thought…

As the past few days’ receipts pile up on my desk, I realize that at the moment I’m more committed to doing what this blog is about than actually doing the blog. I suppose if something has to give, I’m … Continue reading

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Day 7 receipts: the quest for lasagna ingredients

Tonight’s dinner plan is more pantry clean-out. We have some lasagna noodles that have been sitting on a top shelf for more months than I care to recall (most were past their somewhat meaningless “best by” date), and we also … Continue reading

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Another day, another receipt

We won’t be exhaustively scanning our receipts from every store (if that wasn’t apparent already), but since we went to a new place today — at least, new for the blog… we’ve been to Seward Co-op a few times before … Continue reading

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Last night’s dinner…

SLP planned this meal as a result of cleaning out the pantry. She prepped everything and cooked the rice and the chile corn muffins. I cooked the bean-pepper-corn… whatever you’d call it, and the guacamole was left over from a … Continue reading

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Going local at Target Field

Last night the whole SLP/STA crew (us, the kids, and my parents) headed downtown for their first (and my sixth… or is it seventh?) Twins game at Target Field. Is it possible to “go local” at a Major League Baseball … Continue reading

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