Category Archives: IN THE HOUSE

The Earth Moves

Oh, ha ha ha. A couple posts ago, I was writing about mis-en-place as if I lived and breathed it. Now I’m wondering what happened to the organization I used to consider my middle name. It’s been replaced with something…well…else. … Continue reading

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Well Hung

Remember that scene in Mommy Dearest, when the Joan Crawford character is screaming at her daughter about wire coat hangers and how much she can’t stand them? Edited, it basically goes like this: “No… wire… hangers! … What’re wire hangers … Continue reading

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Musings of a Dish-washing Woman

Yes, the 25th of December was indeed Christmas. If there’d been any confusion about it, the stockings, gingerbread house, fly-away bits of wrapping, and abundant food would have clued you in. But I knew it was Christmas, really Christmas, when I stood … Continue reading

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Happy with a dog

Last December our dog Luna died. It seems she took an era with her. Funny how animals define and contain entire chapters of our lives. When they go, we see the clear end of a decade or more. We see the whole … Continue reading

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Last day of the year. Pensive. Warm. Still.

This post could easily have been “Color Story: Neutral” but that wouldn’t have said anything about the way it all feels. It almost feels “lazy” but that isn’t the right word at all. Not in this Life, anyway, in which … Continue reading

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Calendar: 30 days hath November

I was recently asked to design a calendar for a client. Within 48 hours, in which I submitted my estimate, the request was withdrawn, but not before I’d had time to research all the beautiful and ingenious calendars there are … Continue reading

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Object beauty and elbow grease

It’s no secret that I like old things. But I’m not an indiscriminate lover of antiquity or junk. I like old things I can use with a little effort and no electricity. I keep some of these objects in my … Continue reading

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