make-believe

  • make-believe: commuting.

    Embracing a bit of a commute several times a week for the relative peace of a studio corner has changed my daily work experience a bit. I’m doing my best to enjoy the extra…

    May 24, 2017 12 Comments
  • make-believe: springtime

     The past week or two has felt like something of a make-believe spring in Brooklyn. We’ve had unseasonably warm days flanked by seasonably chilly ones. Bodegas are filled with daffodil blooms, tree pits are…

    March 1, 2017 16 Comments
  • make-believe: sledding.

    In a one-bedroom apartment, at the tippy top of the stairs of an old brownstone, smack in the middle of a very large city, a sled is not a very practical thing to keep…

    December 14, 2016 29 Comments
  • make-believe: pumpkin picking.

    I’m not sure that I’m gonna find myself in a bona fide pumpkin patch this fall, so just in case, I’m playing a little make-believe and daydreaming about a citified take on the classic autumnal…

    October 18, 2016 19 Comments
  • make-believe: kite flying.

    September feels like a good month to fly a kite in. Blame it on the preponderance of kites in children’s books, but Faye is very into them lately and I’m sure at any moment I’ll…

    September 14, 2016 18 Comments
  • make-believe: a studio of one’s own.

    Virginia Woolf wrote about the importance of having a room of one’s own in which to work. The slim volume—two essays really—is worth a reread, though I’d recommend not letting it derail your work morning…

    August 31, 2016 26 Comments
  • make-believe: new england road trip.

      Summertime in New England comes with a special kind of rejoicing. Even on the muggiest days, it’s hard not to be thankful that the sun’s shining and glinting off the water and maybe crisping…

    August 3, 2016 16 Comments
  • make-believe: summer reading | reading my tea leaves

    make-believe: summer reading list.

    Oh, the joys of a summer reading list. So much time, so many options, so many opportunities to collect gold star stickers for all of your efforts. As an adult the gold star stickers…

    July 13, 2016 37 Comments
  • make-believe: paris morning.

      We’re checking the days off the calendar and somehow it’s feeling more and more unreal that we’re bound for France in just two weeks. (Ack!) We’ll be staying a few nights in Paris when…

    May 10, 2016 18 Comments
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    make-believe: california dreaming.

    Regarding the title: I had to. I’m sorry.This is only partially make believe. (Thank god!) I’m headed to Southern California in a few weeks, and if I sound like I’m being very casual about…

    February 17, 2016 31 Comments