5 Jul, 2013

My Grandparents’ House

July 5th, 2013|Tags: , , |

 The latest photo of my grandparents' former house, taken by me on my last visit in June 2009. My essay 'Thrown Out' of the Family Home was published in [...]

8 Jun, 2013

Jacket Friends

June 8th, 2013|Tags: |

When I was taking Susannah Conway's Unraveling class earlier this year, one assignment was to photograph our favorite things. I felt I'd be remiss if I didn't include these two [...]

5 Jun, 2013

Art on the Wall

June 5th, 2013|Tags: , |

I've never quite understood decoraters' advice to cover bare walls by hunting for art at flea markets, poster shops or online art stores, but perhaps I am just lucky: All [...]

1 Jun, 2013

A Teacup Chandelier

June 1st, 2013|Tags: , |

This quirky decoration caught my eye in the window of the Café on Main in Ottawa, Illinois, where my friend Barbara and I stopped for lunch on our way to [...]

8 Mar, 2013

The Writing on the Wall

March 8th, 2013|Tags: , |

"Mom vandalized the wall!" - that was my son's first reaction upon seeing my word of the year written on our living room wall. "Hey, there's a word on the wall!" - "Does [...]

11 Feb, 2013

A Yearbook

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The beginnings of my 2013 yearbook - with photos from a New York Knicks game and various playbills In my efforts to reclaim my desk and get rid of some [...]

10 Jan, 2013

What’s Left of a Friendship

January 10th, 2013|Tags: , |

In my current quest to get stuff done around the house, I hung up this crystal again. For years it hung in the southern sun porch window, and the kids [...]

31 Dec, 2012

Between the Years: Home Organizing

December 31st, 2012|Tags: , |

Yesterday I spent pretty much the whole day clearing a particularly irksome pile of paperwork. It was a project I had begun two months ago, using Gretchen Rubin's "suffer for [...]

28 Dec, 2012

Between the Years: Reclaiming the Desk

December 28th, 2012|Tags: , |

Greetings from my desk, where I am looking out on this wintery scene today while tackling some long overdue paperwork. Despite the chill outside, it's cozy here with a hot [...]

26 Dec, 2012

Saying Good-Bye to an Old Keepsake

December 26th, 2012|Tags: , |

The tattered but intact side of my shopping bag from the Ludwig II Musical In the course of my current home organizing activities (more on that soon!), I installed a hook on [...]

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