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 — Quiet

True quiet is elusive prey. I welcome precious afternoons too warm for clicking radiators, just cool enough the fridge isn’t humming and the fans and air conditioners are unneeded. The nights I can luxuriously leave my phone in the living room, requiring no alarm and the attendant, incessant electrical buzz in the dark. In Edinburgh … Continue reading

Things I Like — A Lake Michigan Breeze

It’s a five minute walk to one of the world’s most beautiful bodies of water from my house. I love the shrift of sand, the crinkle of lapping tides, but this time of year I’m thankful for the gentle breeze skimming the lake’s ice-cold depths. Work’s a 45-minute drive in the opposite direction. I get … Continue reading