Hello there! My name is Jesse.
I am 32 years old. I am a writer by nature and a grant writer by profession; a mama and a curious soul by choice. And a reader, a Shivanaut, a crafter, a letterpress owner, a feminist, a poet, a cook, a vegetarian, a spouse, a bike rider.
I’ve been writing this blog since July 2010 but I’ve kept online journals (in many forms) since July 2001.
A few things about me
I live in Portland, Oregon. Or rather, just a bit south of there.
I am a gardener who currently does not have a garden.
I adore opera and classical waltzes, though you won’t find either on my iPod.
I have roots in Oregon, Connecticut and Massachusetts, and adopted and much-beloved roots in the extremely flat and north-westerly part of Texas.
I collect acorns and chestnuts.
My favorite drink is a gin Tom Collins.
Among family and close friends I’m known for two things: outrageously operatic and occasionally tuneless made-up songs that rhyme and get stuck in your head; and I’m your go-to gal if you ever need a resume or a cover letter.
Why I write here
I want to live a good and conscious life. One filled with ease, creativity, exploration, curiosity, compassion. One where I’m not afraid to fail and to learn about it.
This is the space where I write about what really matters to me, and figure things out. Where I move from the struggle into the dance.
Why did I call it the Seed House?
The seed is me. The house is everything else. Or maybe neither of those things are true. I want to build the right house to house the right seed. Or plant the right seed in the house I haven’t yet designed. Or perhaps the seed is the house. I don’t know for sure.
I do want things to grow. I do want to learn more about myself. That’s why I’m here. Thank you for reading.
Last updated January 2012.