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About pattiblaine

Raised under the name of Snyder in the upstate NY town of Vestal, I've worked as a typesetter, a fast food salad bar tender, an art reviewer, a waitress, a part-time nanny, and a very-bad-with-phones temp. Once upon a time I was all-but-thesis toward a Masters in Art History. Now I'm just a mom with a lot of fiber squirreled away throughout the house. We call it insulation. In 2013 I completed a life-long learning program at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, and am a postulant toward the diaconate in the Episcopal Diocese of Rochester, NY. In addition to coordinating volunteers for the soup kitchen, I volunteer as a tutor at a deeply impoverished city elementary school, and am a docent at the Memorial Art Gallery.


I take a lot of pictures. If you follow me on social media at all, you have probably noticed that. You may also have noticed that most are not of people. Lately I have been spending a little time wondering … Continue reading

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Well. Where have *you* been?

The story of my life slipped a bit into flashes of Tweets, Instagrams and Facebook posts over the past several months. I have looked at WordPress. I have thought about writing a blog post. I have walked away each time. … Continue reading

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In which I should not knit, but do. Continue reading

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Woad betide, part the first

July was an odd month for various reasons. I was away at the monastery for a few days of deep silence with six hours of quiet train travel to and from bookending my stay there We three learned (gradually) not … Continue reading

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Cease and desist

Jack D. Rabbit Sometime visitor to my backyard Upstate New York Re: Cease and Desist Harassment Dear Jack D. Rabbit, I am writing to you this letter to document a period of harassment I have received from you beginning 31 … Continue reading

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Getting schooled.

I have had a Pentax K-r for a little over two years (I wrote about it once here). Because I have a little more time on my hands these days, at some point this past January I finally decided to … Continue reading

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How does your garden grow?

How about a little joy? We have had such a long, bitter winter. But there are sugar snap peas and carrots coming up slowly in the backyard. Our front yard is full of tiny maple trees, outnumbering blades of grass, … Continue reading

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