And lo, There Was Tea!

Originally posted on Puerh Indulgence:
Happiness in a gongfu cup So here we are: Gemma finally got her behind in gear and made a tea blog! Obviously this is still a work in progress: Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither was Accidental Spacegirl. Even that years-old blog is still being tweaked now and…

Sip Straight To The Soul: The 5 Characteristics of High-Quality Big Tree Tea – Translated Article

Originally posted on Dead Leaves Club:
This and another post on plantation teas will be my last Ulumochi translations for a while. Original article here. It has been a pleasure discussing tea with him briefly, he has contributed much to the pu’er community in Taiwan, and is someone I believe Western audiences may benefit from…

A Funeral For A Friend

This afternoon, two of my good friends have to lay their amazing wife and sister to rest. I can’t be there, but I wanted you to know about her, because she’s the sort of person who truly deserves to be known by the entire world.

Nobody’s Puppet

Originally posted on My Autistic Dance:
I heard about the play, All in a Row, the other day. Specifically, I read what the writer had to say about deciding that the character of an autistic boy with “challenging behaviour” could only be portrayed by a puppet. I know so many autistic people who have dedicated…

Autism, China In Your Hand And Frankenstein’s Creation

I wrote this on my old blog a few years ago. It’s still pertinent, and was even approved by Carol Decker. Autistic people are still people. We face a lot of hatred and misunderstanding, but in many ways we are just like everybody else – except that we’re wired differently. Being differently wired is not … More Autism, China In Your Hand And Frankenstein’s Creation

Severely disabled 64-year old man found starving to death – while billionaires get tax cuts

Originally posted on Pride's Purge:
These photographs and this status was posted on Facebook by a law adviser on Christmas Eve: Please spare a thought for this 64 year old severely disabled client of mine? Please share this post to see if we can garner a response from the Tories although, I doubt we…