1. mwatanab

    Giving Out

    Today I sat curled into the couch as a break from crawling all over the floor cleaning out my art supplies.  I sat for maybe fifteen minutes just reading and staring out of the little slice of window that the cardboard wasn’t covering.  I put out my left leg to stand on it and then ...
  2. mwatanab

    lacking obedience

    i’m going to make this short and informal. i am a mess.  directionless.  broken.  and yet i can never be whole – there’d be no room for god. i have been cleaning out my earthly possessions.  i am trying to move into a place i can call home.  i am trying to find a job ...
  3. Grace

    Perfect Minnow Set up

    Why did i not think of this before? The box my cast net came in was so flimsy and has been broken for a year. Today, I took the caste net out to wash it after catching some fish in the stinky sound. So, I figured I’d look around the garage for something new to ...
  4. Grace

    Do it Yourself. yo.

    After a bike ride to the fabric store and a morning at the spinning wheel, Jessie put together a rad canvas board bag. Still needs a draw string but it’s awesome. Maybe she’ll be selling them soon
  5. mwatanab

    Playing Catch Up

    I have been so behind.  With school coming to a close, finals, and then graduation my life has been a whirlwind of chaos.  I’m still trying to push through the settling dust, so we shall see.  If you ever need a pick-me-up, count your blessings.  Count the gifts.  Name them, list them, shout them to ...
  6. Grace

    Healthy Grub

    The spinach and kale give you some extra power, plus you can check off one serving of greens for the day. And, it doesn’t change the sweet fruity flavor (no nasty health drink here). Eating healthy should be enjoyable. Eat what the earth gives you.  Avoid processed food as much as possible. You will feel ...
  7. aetherbunny

    Summer 2013: Breaking, Building, Bending

    Image courtesy of puuikibeach That’s more or less what my room looks like right now (sans awesome pirate flag). I’m trying to get all of the crap I’ve collected over the past decade or so sorted out, donated, tossed if it’s past the point of usefulness to anyone in any way, and setting up my […] more
  8. mwatanab

    Being Joyful

    I find it difficult to keep up when I’ve got papers to write and projects to complete, and waiting on the Spirit. 3 Gifts Opened Up 302. The Bible. 303. Truth.  Ouch. 304. Eyes bleak and ready. 3 Gifts Budding/Blooming 305. Living situations. 306. The world.  As much as it is falling apart it is ...
  9. mwatanab


    Sometimes, we get blindsided by the reality of expectations.  Sometimes open communications just mean relaying information and not making it your own.  It is in these moments that I realize that that I have a misguided sense of what truly is.  What does it mean to be a part of a family?  Where do families ...
  10. mwatanab

    The Big Three

    A Gift In Hiding, Held, Heard 299. Sam.  I kid you not, he snuck into The Center and remained unseen for 15 minutes and then scared the heck out of me when I walked by. 300. Kitty food.  I never really understand what cats do or what they’re about, but their food is pretty cute! ...
  11. aetherbunny

    Digital innovation and yet more rhetoric

    Martin Weller’s The Digital Scholar: How Technology is Transforming Scholarly Practice has finally come up on my to-read list, and I’ve realized that I probably should have started with this book in the first place. Because Weller and Jim Groom share a lot of the same ideas on how digital and open education should operate, […] more
  12. mwatanab


    3 Gifts Wanted For 293. Apartment living situation.  Gack! 294. A job.  I have yet to receive. 295. Solid teaching.  Sweet! 3 Gifts Rising Up 296. Ugh, the temperatures.  I miss the cold. 297. Pollen count in the air.  I don’t like allergies. 298. My complaints.  Ha.
  13. mwatanab

    April Funk

    For some reason I keep forgetting that I have this blog thing to tend to.  It’s been a weird time in my life where I don’t feel like sitting down at a computer and typing out my heart, my thoughts, or even typing to type.  I’m in a funk.  Surprise, surprise! 3 Gifts In His ...
  14. mwatanab


    3 Gifts Round 272. The roundest gift I found today was honestly the sink.  You know when you get tired and need to maneuver around something?  It’s best when the sinks are rounded and not sharp.  Hurts less. 273. Pillows.  They’re delightful. 274. New tires.  (They were for Paige.) 3 Gifts White 275. Today I ...
  15. aetherbunny

    Daily 300 (1): Because the heart is a muscle

    And metaphorically the heart is where all the best words come from. If you don’t exercise your muscles, they’ll atrophy. This is a truism of writing as well: to write, you must write. Bam, simple. Except apparently if you’re me, and you’re one of those kinds of perfectionists, and the idea of writing something with […] more
  16. mwatanab


    It has been a while, but I have been keeping up in some capacity.  After having my parents in town and the chaos that followed I am spending the weekend with a friend and trying to recover.  We need rest.  Our bodies were designed to rest. 3 Gifts Found In His Word (Friday) 242. But he ...
  17. aetherbunny

    Second winter reading list

    Seriously though. I know astrological spring and meteorological spring are different concepts and I’m all for more snow, but the bouncing back and forth thing has got to stop. GET IT TOGETHER, VIRGINA. This post is a day late thanks to the Sweet Briar creative writing conference eating most of my brain really late because […] more
  18. mwatanab


    TRANSCRIPT: i am the lord your god i co before you now i satnd besideee you i’m all arounnnnd youuu and though you feel i’m faar away i’m closer thatn your breath i am wiiiiiith you more than you knooooooowwwwwwwwow …………………………………….. i am the loord your peace no eveil will con cuqer you so stead ...
  19. capnmarkish

    Thesis Time!

    During the Beijing Olympics hosted by China in 2008, the United States’ media speculated about many cases a fraud by the Chinese athletes. This paper aims to analyze the claims made by the media through both United States and Chinese … Continue reading
  20. mwatanab

    Birthday, Part Two

    There was a hunch that I always shoved to the back of my brain because I knew the reality.  My parents weren’t financially able (or had enough time to devote) to come up for my Senior Show at school, but I thought it would be a nice gesture.  I had been pestering my dad to ...
  21. mwatanab

    Intercessory Prayer

    From the sign outside the door to the prayer room: Intercessory Prayer Please feel free to write down requests you would like to have prayed for you on the cards provided at the table.  When you are finished you may fold them and place them in the bowl.  If you want the intercessors to read ...
  22. mwatanab

    Beauty In Five Senses

    Here is what was written on the handout that you received when entering the building.  (A follow up post is in the works.) OBJECTIVE The Lord your God is in your midst; a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult ...
  23. mwatanab

    More Joy

    3 Gifts Eaten 233. Pita chips. 234. Spinach salads. 235. …with balsamic vinaigrette. 3 Gifts That Made You Laugh 236. My parents meeting Katie’s parents. 237. Rachel, Brooke, Jessie.  Carey & Gannon.  Lexi, Jennifer, Lindsay.  Nina & Paige.  Stephen, Lacy, Faith, Spencer.  Sam & Christine.  Mom, dad, Elly, Aunty Tammy.  Aunty Karen & Abbey.  I ...
  24. mwatanab

    Twenty Two

     This will be quick. Twenty two is how old I am today.  Which is funny, because at 22 I am sitting posh in Eastern Daylight Time at almost one in the morning while I was actually born at eight at night for Hawai’i Standard Time.  So maybe it’s not quite my birthday yet? Twenty two ...
  25. mwatanab

    Give Yourself Away

    3 Gifts Given Away 221. Time. 222. Money. 223. Words. 3 Hard Eucharistos 224. Vulnerability. 225. Repentance.  It’s hard when the wall is up. 226. Patience. A Gift Turned, Folded, Hung 227. The Bible. 228. Vellum.  MOST BEAUTIFUL SURFACE EVER 229. My sins on the cross. 3 Gifts Red 230. Cold noses. 231. Dry eyes. ...

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