Hello, this is courtney.blog, the personal weblog of Courtney Patubo Kranzke (she/they).

Archives of this blog only reach back to 2002 (and mostly archived or private at this point), but Courtney has been blogging in some form or another since 2000, starting with lovingly hand-coded HTML. Her blogs have been hosted on Greymatter, Movable Type, TypePad, LiveJournal, Vox and has been using WordPress since 2004 (blog archives are all mixed up from importing, and it’s unclear which entry was the first one on WP). She is on almost every social networking site imaginable, so you would likely find her under the username courtneyp or courtneypk (or in the cases that she was an early adopter, under the first-name username courtney). This is the umpteenth time that she has redone this site, since she can’t leave well enough alone.

With a background in creative services (i.e, graphic design, photography, and videography), Courtney has worked as a community organizer for the WordPress open source project sponsored by Automattic since 2016, and is currently a Programs & Operations Specialist for the Designer Experience team. She is based out of her home in Portland, Oregon.

What’s Courtney been up to most recently? Check the “Currently” page.

3 thoughts on “About”

  1. Not really a comment. Im trying to cantact you but cant seem to find an email from you. I wanted to mail you because I’m starting an alice in wonderland blog on how to throw a party with that theme. I saw on flikr you had a bunch of images for an Alice party and was wondering if I could use some of those images for my blog and then put your flikr link next to it to show you have full credit of the images. The blog is for ideas and entertainment purposes only and Id hate to take the images without permission. let me know if this is ok.

    I posted my blog on this comment so you can check it out if you’d like.

    Jenna 🙂

  2. Hi CourtneyP,
    Greetings from Arizona. Regarding your “Strange Spoon” photo, 2005. I saw this same strange spoon — accompanied by a similarly strange fork — both reading, “update stainless china” on their back sides. The reason I took note of the spoon was that it tasted strangely metallic as I ate my hot and sour soup in a nearby Chinese restaurant. I began fantasizing about the vinegar in the soup dredging lead out of the spoon, potentially poisoning me. Another case of mysterious lead poisoning in Chinese products. So I am passing this on to you. Hope you see it. — FYI: I only found your Web site a few minutes ago while googling “update stainless china.”

  3. Hi Courtney!

    My name is Chelsea Galipeau, I’m the engagement manager at http://www.womenshealthnetwork.com. We used to be Women to Women but have re-branded and moved our entire site over to http://www.womenshealthnetwork.com. We really appreciate you using our content as a source for your article: “Vitamin D” but that link no longer sends your readers to that information. Could you please change the Source link from http://www.womentowomen.com/healthynutrition/vitamindtestingandtreatments.aspx to http://www.womenshealthnetwork.com/nutrition/vitamindtestingandtreatment.aspx ?

    Please let me know if you have any questions or if I can help you to correct your link in any way. I look forward to hearing from you.

    Thank you!

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