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Photo © 2010 David Mandel // Ampersand Industries
Hi, I'm Cameron Blazer.
Cottage Industrialist started in November 2008 to fill the void left in my life by the end of the 2008 political season. As much as I love politics, I like this better.

Black t-shirt sidenote: I started blogging 10 years ago. I dare you to find my first Diaryland journal. And then I dare you never to speak of it again. Really. Never.

I am a mother, wife, lawyer, writer, designer, maker, and dreamer. I live in the city in which I was born. In the arc between here, there, and here I have lived in 7 other cities in every corner and the dead middle of the United States. I hope my kid gets to grow up here and run like hell far, far away just like I did.

If you are planning your gift list, you might like to know my likes: clever tools, snazzy colors, working for justice, toddler wrangling, and Coca-Cola; and my dislikes: inefficiency, civil discovery, most shades of purple, and Tori Amos.

I serve up occasionally pithy musings at twitter. My eco-friendly fabric designs, printables, and paper goods are available in my shop. I got on the life list bandwagon last year.

You know, I bet it wouldn't kill you to write me once in a while. I mean, unless it's too much trouble. I see how busy you are.