my week in objects (mostly).

October 1, 2021

1. these sharpened pencils.

{all ready to go, all at the same time.}

2. this rearranged pinboard.

{for letting in new and old ideas.}

3. these little lights.

{and finally just going for it two years later.}

4. this spicy candle.

{for making things cozy.}

5. this little bag.

{of projects to come.}

other things:

what if america had learned from new york city?

the fair we never leave.

big funeral.

the acceptance of death and dehumanization as a feature, not a bug.

sweet potato brown butter granola cookies.

hood health.

compost club.

soundtrack to fall.


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  • Reply Rachel October 4, 2021 at 2:18 pm


    I just sold my house and signed a lease on a 600 square foot apartment. I went through a moment of “what did I do!?”, and then realized any challenge I face probably has a solution in your archive.

    Love from New Orleans,

  • Reply MC October 5, 2021 at 2:30 pm

    That “Big Funeral” article! So infuriating and heartbreaking! Years ago I did a stint as an attendant at a rural funeral home that had recently been taken over by a national corporate chain, and I remember my boss smirking, “The recession has been good for the business.” Meanwhile the other attendants were in their eighties and pretty open that they were only working there to pay for their own (upcoming) funerals!

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