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    tiny library: dept. of speculation

    Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill Five words: Endearing. Heartbreaking. Raw. Poignant. Human. Plus a few more: This came recommended by a few of you here and it was so good. Heartbreakingly good. Sharp-intakes-of-breath…

    May 14, 2015
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    sunnyside daffs.

    The sun was too bright for taking photos, really. But the giant daffs are already on their way out and I liked the way the intense morning light illuminated these cheerful fellows. So, sun-drenched…

    April 28, 2015
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    my week in objects (mostly).

    1. this tempeh sandwich. {and having a husband to make it for me}. 2. this color-coordinated lamp post. {for making the street so cheery}. 3. this tiny ring and meeting its maker. {sold in…

    June 28, 2013
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    magnolia and barbed wire.

    In the winter months it’s easy to forget that there are whole lives lived in the interiors of the city blocks, but when the spring comes and the trees bloom, I suddenly remember. The…

    April 18, 2013
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    our wedding.

    fence post & flowers, bailing twine & mason jars.cedar posts & bottles.mom & dad.the spectacular, the genius, the perfectly wonderful, roosevelt dime.more flowers from the farm.benches & doilies (teetering on the edge of grandma-dom,…

    October 22, 2012
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    my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week. 1. this piece of kinder. {and all the others. because sweets in the afternoon should be mandated}. 2. these sneaks. {because i have a new routine: walk…

    October 19, 2012
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    pizzelle: a story.

    james is the baker in our house.  it’s not that i don’t like to bake. i enjoy the precision: using the back of a knife to even the drift of flour in a measuring…

    March 29, 2012
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    MessengerMy work is loving the world.Here the sunflowers, there the hummingbird–equal seekers of sweetness.Here the quickening yeast; there the blue plums.Here the clam deep in the speckled sand.Are my boots old? Is my coat…

    March 10, 2010