make-believe

  • kite-flying

    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 16 Comments
  • a studio of my own | reading my tea leaves

    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
  • new_england

    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
  • paris_morning

    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 17 Comments
  • make-believe: la | reading my tea leaves

    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
  • valentines2016_crop

    make-believe: valentine’s day date.

    Announcing your Valentine’s plans to stay in, drink a bottle of red wine, eat pizza, and cozy up with a movie (or lovah) has become nearly as cliché as the bouquet of red roses, the…

    February 8, 2016 11 Comments
  • make-believe: simple matters reading nook

    make-believe: reading nook.

    At the risk of too much navel-gazing, it’s been a really lovely week of finding that my book has made its way into so many of your homes. I’ve said this already, but more…

    January 21, 2016 21 Comments
  • christmas_eve

    make-believe: ’twas the night before…

    As a child on Christmas Eve, I’d lie awake, in keeping with the cliché, waiting to see if I’d catch a glimpse of Santa Claus and his reindeer dashing across the night sky. I’d…

    December 23, 2015 3 Comments
  • babybike

    make-believe: biking with a baby.

    Blame it on the fact that I’ve spotted a certain neighborhood celebrity twice this week cruising around the block on her very sweet ride, complete with toddler seat and saddlebags. Or that more generally,…

    September 29, 2015 11 Comments