Housemate Liam and I now have a container garden on the porch; six 13" pots with pebbles, potting mix, and plants in them, tied to a just-reinforced porch rail. The bell pepper is looking a bit sickly, but everything else is thriving nicely -- eggplant, basil, thyme, oregano, mint, scallions, and one other I'm forgetting at the moment. And Liam bought a used car, which means we're no longer reliant on my freight bike to transport stuff.
I've clarified my idea of taking my Solarpunk Portland vision and doing an academic seminar with it, and am now writing the vision document the seminar will use as reference material. I'll need to do two short (2-page max.) formal documents to accompany my application, but those will just be administrative summaries -- colleges want to see a syllabus, and everyone wants to see an abstract. More on the vision doc. shortly; it's being a bear.
So that's things here; how's by you?