Travel Tuesdays: Revival

I recently came across my Travel Tuesday stories: a short-lived weekly ritual exploring places I had been as we waited (and waited and waited) for the uncertain future to transport us to America. I felt strangely jealous.  Delighted to revisit places I fondly remember, surprised and rather chuffed at being transported by words I don’t … Continue reading

Food of love

Some live to eat while others eat to live. Had I infinite time and money I would run millions of experiments and projects, one of which would investigate those in the latter camp. To eat well is to feel with your whole self. To be alive to what goes in your body and the sensational … Continue reading

Soft summer mornings

By now, dear readers, you know I’m part-selkie; that my quality of life is directly proportional to the distance between me and my nearest bodies of water; and that there are some magnificent things about our neighborhood beach. I like my predictability in these things. Knowing what matters makes it much easier to prioritize. Knowing … Continue reading

Things I Like — Notes from Afar

Even though I love letters,  I am a terrible correspondent. Ofttimes my lack of consistency becomes a point of self-flagellation (and later, entirely giving up). A vicious cycle. Every blue moon I manage to shake off the Shoulds and the Regulars and just drop someone a digital line. Not big enough to cover the lost … Continue reading

Things I Like — Carpet Diem Kitchen

Sometimes you wake up and all you want is a fancy pastry. Sometimes desperation is the mother of invention. Pain au Chocolate Chips! One sheet ready roll puff pastry, cut into 9 squares 9 tsp chocolate chips 1 egg beaten in a cup Oven 350F. Spray baking sheet. For each square put chips In the … Continue reading

Things I Like — Dumpsters

Those big, driveway-sized containers primarily. To look in while passing is obscenely intimate, if casual — so they are finally getting rid of that pink formica from the 1/2-bath — sometimes even glimpses of photos and long-loved armchairs and rugs with a lifetime of stories and stains. Today I found a vintage mirror, oddly oblong … Continue reading

Entering Day 3 of Virulent Illness. I find, more often than I’d like to admit, that sickness strikes when I most need it. An imposed hiatus of silence in which the deeper, whispered truths of myself cannot be drowned out by commuter’s road rage or a long list of To Dos. Even if they were … Continue reading

#MakingTime (Days 4-22…)

I’m taking on Do What You Love‘s 31-day experiment #MakingTime. Each day in September we’ll carve out an increasing number of minutes (one minute on Day 1, two minutes on Day 2…) to make time for the here and now and the big picture stuff that gets shoved under the sofa most nights. I’m going … Continue reading

The Case for The Long Game

While I’ve taken some interviews and been hunting for work, the commuter’s 9-5 has never held great appeal, so between gigs I’ve been pondering alternative solutions. Ones we can take with us when Bean’s course ends in two years and we are once again faced with option to uproot to new lives somewhere else. They … Continue reading

Spring Fever

After a brutally cold Michigan winter, all of a sudden Spring has sprung. I’m attempting to ride my bike at least 4 times a week. At least a couple of miles, but sometimes as far as the farms and horse paddocks at  the edge of town. I don’t have a pedometer to get on the … Continue reading

  • Tweet, tweet

    • RT @Jennifer__Brett: A metro Atlanta mom bought a vintage projector at Goodwill, not realizing until later it was full of the most amazing…...... 1 day ago
    • RT @ddale8: For the first time, we were able to compare Trump’s false words to his total words, on a weekly basis. Here’s the trendline in…...... 1 day ago
    • RT @aaprocter: Museums falling over each other asking how to acquire that baby balloon but not working on the racist, imperialist violence…...... 1 day ago