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  • make-believe: puzzles etc.

    Our indoor reality right now includes a lot of keeping small humans from mauling each other, making and cleaning up meals at an astonishing rate, and trying to find a quiet corner in 500…

    May 18, 2020 8 Comments
  • habit shift: wearing a face mask.

    As a child, my grandfather lived above an undertaker’s shop on West 25th Street. The building, like my grandfather, is no longer with us, but my uncle sent a photograph of it this week,…

    May 6, 2020 15 Comments
  • make-believe: cherry blossoms.

    We’re staying home, we’re staying masked, we’re staying far away from everyone we know (and also everyone we don’t) as we do our part to flatten the curve and slow the spread of the…

    April 27, 2020 19 Comments
  • make-believe: non-toxic masculinity.

    What sounds better than a fall afternoon spent hiking through fallen leaves, baking fresh bread, and sitting by the fire with a hot cup of espresso and a good book. For men—or anyone—here’s a…

    November 18, 2019 7 Comments
  • make-believe: a witchy gathering.

    It’s the time of year for gathering friends, lighting candles, piling bowls high with something decadent and filling, and hatching plans to dismantle the patriarchy once and for all. In reality, I made these…

    October 16, 2019 16 Comments
  • make your own: braided belt.

    A few weeks ago, over coffee at our favorite place to catch up and brainstorm ideas, I told Rose that underneath my flowing gown of a dress there was a very unexpected and very…

    September 19, 2019 0 Comments
  • life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip # 187: Know your colors. Lots of people come into my space, or catch glimpses of it online, and what they see is not color, but its absence. It’s true, there’s no riot…

    September 9, 2019 11 Comments
  • make-believe: back to school.

    I thought it was exciting to head back to school after summer break as a kid, but this is the first year I’m really experiencing the giddy excitement of back-to-school season as a parent.…

    August 22, 2019 5 Comments
  • life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip # 186: Don’t knock it ’til you’ve stacked it. We live in New York City. And while the crumbling brownstone we call home is far from the most extreme example in this city…

    August 19, 2019 35 Comments