Blog and center for Diana Rajchel and her projects.

Seeking a place for heart in the midst of all these passions.

Services in San Francisco–the trade-offs

One of the odd financial aspects of city living is that housing usually costs a lot. It costs enough to scare most people into the suburbs. The offset, however, is that most other expenses – transportation, groceries, general services you might pay for, entertainment – are often lower than their suburban counterparts. Most of this is competition leveling the field,… Read more →

December Playlist – mainly for @jillthd

So awhile ago the lovely jillthd mentioned an interest in people’s playlists. I remember when posting those were popular, along with postings that consisted only of lyrics. I’m pretty sure the RIAA had the most to do with the latter, or perhaps divisive politics just take up the store of attention that once went to music. To satisfy her curiosity… Read more →

Loss, close and far

Between the ages of 14 and 33, every single year at least one person close/connected to me died. That’s not entirely unusual in most of the world, but for an American from a small, nuclear, insular family of birth it is a little bit rare. At 24 or 25 I listed people fallen off the mortal coil. I sometimes wonder… Read more →

This used to be my birthday

It’s one thing to change your legal name. It depends on what state you’re in, but usually that’s easy. I have considered changing my middle name – and that is just a matter of paperwork and money. Legally changing a birthday, however, just isn’t going to happen no matter what religious grounds I might pose. Honestly, if I were the… Read more →