This one time, I fed a hippo some lettuce.

Welcome to New Beginnings

I’ve been living in Philadelphia for about three weeks now, and I’m finally starting to settle in. This week, my roommate and I took on the challenge of dogsitting my parents’ two very rural Pennsylvania dogs. That’s Bailey on the left (Labradoodle) and Margo on the right (Golden Retriever). Originally, Bailey was mine. I tookContinue reading “Welcome to New Beginnings”

The Birds and the Bees

As none of you may know, my neighbor is a very kind and gentle elderly woman who loves gardening, nature, and birds. She has multiple bird baths and houses set up on her property. A regular ornithologist, she just likes watching them. As far as I know she has never owned a bird. After all,Continue reading “The Birds and the Bees”

Hi, it’s Joelle.

I’ve been working on my left arm’s tattoo sleeve for a couple years now. It doesn’t really have a theme, but it has meaning. On the back of my forearm is a sprig of wheat. Vincent van Gogh wrote a letter to his dear brother Theo in January of 1885. In this letter, he wroteContinue reading “Hi, it’s Joelle.”

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