June 1976

Yes, folks, today is my 39th birthday! I wear it proudly because, well, what other choice do you have? If you’re not aging, you’re either a freak of nature, a vampire or…six feet under. This past year, I bought my first house (turns out that having a mortgage feels very adult), attended the coolest conference […]

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…I still wanted to acknowledge America’s birthday at least in a small way on this blog, so I decided to go with images of my favorite things right now that are red, white, and blue.

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For the Christmas holiday, my mom was kind enough to host Andrew and me at her lovely home in Exton, PA. While she hasn’t put up a tree since my dad died twelve years ago, I thought she did a fine job of decorating her house with little festive flourishes.

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My dad took this photo of me when I was maybe four years old. (Lovely ’70s furniture in our old apartment, right?)…

I totally admire those brilliant paper confectioners who transform their presents into visual feasts by using hand-printed paper (hell, they probably make their own!) and adding ephemera…

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Since this is my first Thanksgiving as a blogger, I was wracking my brain trying to come up with my own novel take on heritage turkeys and organic pumpkin pie. Nothing came to mind, so then I was gonna tackle the annual shopping-as-contact-sport event that is Black Friday…

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To show my Halloween spirit, I was gonna plaster this post with images of carved pumpkins, bubbling cauldrons, filmy ghosts—and creepy Michael Myers’ masks. But that all seemed much too been-there-done-that…