This week’s gratitude

This week I’m grateful: for the little bit of rain that we had the other day. Though it was very light, it made me happy and hopeful for more. for the friendliness of the oven-repair person. Though he didn’t have the right parts to replace for our oven (and has to come back next week), […]

Late Summer dry air

Late Summer dry airwith smells that call back to memoriesof going to school.Walking to the bus stopTo be ridiculedfor your eyesfor your othernessAre these eyes really so different?Am I the only one to seethe ignorancethe hateSmells that call back memoriesand now knowing that I havemoved forward.

Error F96

Sometimes, on Friday nights before a long weekend, when you are settling in together to watch new episodes of some of your favorite shows, the occasion calls for freshly baked chocolate chip cookies. And sometimes, with 5-minutes left before the cookies are finished, your oven angrily beeps and flashes F96 at you. It’s those times […]

Why typewriters?

It’s like writing at school: In English class you’d write in your book and you can’t erase what you’ve written. It’s easy in Microsoft Word to be so pedantic and look at a blank screen. With typewriters, there’s more permanent to what you put on paper. Sometimes that leads to more creative outcomes because you […]

All you can do is keep making the work you want to see in the world. Austin Kleon Austin Kleon knows just what to post at exactly the same time I am contemplating something that correlates.

From Anne Helen Peterson’s “The Final Frontier of the Text Inbox“: West Elm will be emailing you once a day about the last day of its Summer Clearance until you die. Even after you die, maybe even after West Elm dies, the emails will still hit your inbox, like boats against the current, borne back […]