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Velykos

Reposting an undergrad piece from 2007 on this quiet Easter morning. How the patterns of our lives do tend to come around and come around again. Linksmų Velykų dieną, y’all. It is Saturday night. Outside, it’s snowing; in the kitchen, bread is rising. Twice rising. Brioche and boule, for sunrise…

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Typography

As the Sanctuary release approaches (formal announcement VERY SOON, y’all!) I’m starting to work on interior design components and researching which fonts to buy, and I’ve mentioned this to a couple of people, and the reaction I’ve gotten has been a consistent and overwhelming 1.) “you have to pay for…

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Wondrous

I wake up, uncomfortable, in the dark, surrounded by strangers, and slightly disoriented. I realize that it’s a woman’s voice that’s woken me, amplified, informing us that in a few minutes we’ll be landing in Orlando. I drift back down, and the next time I wake, it’s the lights. And…

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In praise of stuff

This started out as a review of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing (Marie Kondo, 2014) but it went a different place than I expected. I spent about half of the reading of this book thinking, what a pretentious, self-important, deluded little SHIT,…

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Nesting

Thinking a lot about processes that work in spirals. Like grief, like therapy. An intensive spell of work, and exhaustion in its wake, and when you finally look outside yourself and look around, you think, “wow, this is so much better. How was I even functioning before?” And then you…

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Because Denver.

Housekeeping: a new tag, “because Denver,” which may be pretty self-explanatory to my friends who live here, but may not be so to readers from elsewhere. This city makes me shake my head and laugh every single day, and it’s a pure pleasure to me to capture it in all its…

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