• improvements in a tiny apartment.

    In between bites of deli-procured egg and cheese sandwich (extra cheese, please), I sat down to write a quick post. We got the news that at some point this week we’ll be given permission…

    May 29, 2018 11 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week.   1. these chive blossoms. {and the ridiculous distraction they were for my kids this week.} 2. this rhubarb jam. {and the decision to make a very quick…

    May 25, 2018 5 Comments
  • life in a tiny apartment.

    Survival Tip #164: Seize the moment. In mating season, male cardinals feed the females they’re hoping to woo. They don’t just gather the food, they coax it into the female’s mouth, morsel by morsel.…

    May 24, 2018 14 Comments
  • waste not: corn chowder.

    Waste Not is a collaboration with my friend, Carrie King. The premise is simple: Carrie, a food writer and editor, shares a recipe highlighting at least one particular way that we can curb food waste.…

    May 22, 2018 24 Comments
  • borrowed words.

    The first of the neighborhood roses and these words: 1 Only now, in spring, can the place be named: tulip poplar, daffodil, crab apple, dogwood, budding pink-green, white-green, yellow on my knowing. All winter…

    May 21, 2018 5 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week. 1. these binoculars. {but mostly two very enthusiastic bird watchers.} 2. these post-nap curls. {nope. never cutting them.} 3. these spring flowers. {and a mom who brought…

    May 18, 2018 13 Comments
  • life in a tiny apartment.

    Survival Tip #163: List the pros. We moved. Just temporarily. While a damaged wall and the associated peeling paint in our apartment gets repaired, we’re one flight down, in a space nearly identical to…

    May 14, 2018 13 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week. 1. this collection of precious things. {in their temporary new home downstairs.} 2. these boxes. {for meaning we didn’t have to go on a neighborhood sweep of…

    May 11, 2018 16 Comments