Tag: family

September 26, 2017 / / Architecture

Face it, women have a peculiar affinity for a certain room in the house. And, I’m here to tell you why: sanctuary. Imagine, if you will, a bustling household on a typical morning. People teeming with questions and definitive statements, such as, “Is there any granola left? Where are my…

April 8, 2017 / / Architecture

I have a friend I met when we were nine. This picture of Mary Pickford reminds me of her, the solid gaze, the bold spirit, and the curls. She’s the only person I’ve ever known whose hair fell into perfect ringlets. Recently, she called out of the blue and we…

November 30, 2015 / / Culture

We all have filters. Mine are pretty basic. I see things through the lens of where I live, I base my interactions on the dynamics I observed in my family, I hope experience has tempered both. I suppose Sunday is as good a day as any for reflection, so I’ll…

November 25, 2015 / / Architecture

  Hello dear readers, This in no way resembles what the house looks like in real time. By this point I have become the person who the child refers to as “Boss” and who the sainted man that married me is kind enough to endure. They are probably setting the…

September 14, 2015 / / Architecture

We had word last night that the wildfire in California had swept through my eldest brother’s place in the Sierras. The extent of the damage isn’t known right now because the battle against the fire goes on. What I can tell you is the land there is some of the…

December 24, 2014 / / Art
November 27, 2014 / / Blogging

Once my friend prepared a casserole dish of potatoes au gratin to bake at my house and it sloshed in her car and for weeks it smelled like baby puke, until she took it to a specialty cleaner…the kind that cleans up crime scenes. True story! A long time ago,…

July 20, 2014 / / Culture
June 9, 2014 / / Blogging

When I was young it meant I would reply to the question, “What do you do?” With this: “Laundry.” Yesterday a friend dropped by and said, “I like you hair like that.” A lovely compliment to which I replied, “That’s the way it comes out of my head.” Completely ignoring…

May 17, 2014 / / Advertising