The house is buried in snow this winter. Not literally, but almost. I've had lots of time inside to look around my house and wish I had resources of every kind to make it look better. But then I make a cup of coffee and look around a second time and remember: the snow is outside, I … Continue reading At Home: 2.20.15
Like the snow still lingering outside, right now my house is dirty, grey, and irritating to behold. I looked around this week and realized that being trapped (more or less) in this place for the last several months has become a sort of anthropological experience: signs of small children and the worlds they create are … Continue reading At Home: 3.19.14
In which I document the details of our domestic arrangements, disorder and all.
A rainy day in June provides the chance to contemplate one's surroundings. Verdict: too many books. The piles depicted below are just in one room; other rooms have their own piles. It would be impossible to read all of these books in the time we have left on this earth. Especially when Reality TV beckons. … Continue reading At Home: 6.18.13
As I predicted would happen, my baby just turned a year old and I haven't yet managed to make a cute place for her to rest her giant baby head. (It's true, she really does have an exceptionally large cranium, which is why we call her Li'l Nefertiti.) She shares a room of a decent … Continue reading Projects: Li’l Nefertiti Needs a Nursery
Whenever I'm back in my home state of Ohio I try to visit The Building, as my family has always called it. It's a two-story brick building at a crossroads in Mutual, Ohio, once a thriving little hang-out for local farmers and now just a random collection of residences and a few empty commercial buildings. … Continue reading Projects: Madden Road Music Hall