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  • make your own: draft guard.

    Longtime readers might recall that for years James and I went without using air conditioning. We didn’t want to block what little light we had with a bulky window unit. And we didn’t want…

    July 30, 2019 12 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    1. this stash of soap. {for smelling so good and getting here so fast.} 2. this big broom (and the little one). {for quick (and frequent) sand sweeps.} 3. this drying rack. {for being…

    June 21, 2019 11 Comments
  • life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #130: Beat the HeatI’m afraid this might be a little too little too late for some of you. But for those of you still sweating it out in New York City (or elsewhere),…

    September 3, 2015 29 Comments
  • make-believe: a good night’s sleep

    as my high school latin teacher used to say: it’s been hotter than hades lately. i’m not usually one to complain about the heat, so bitterly do i hate the cold, but sleep in…

    July 19, 2012 19 Comments