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books

  • baby proof: bedtime stories lately.

    Back to school? Back to zoom? Back to the kitchen table? I’ve sharpened pencils and cleaned summer’s stash of pebbles and sticks and tiny doll shoes out of backpacks. Silas is back to daycare…

    September 10, 2020 13 Comments
  • make-believe: fancy-free.

    Yesterday was my thirty-sixth birthday, which was the perfect time to daydream about a quiet evening spent fancy-free in a city garden. The soundtrack would be all spinning sprinklers and clinking flatware and laughter…

    July 2, 2020 5 Comments
  • borrowed words.

    From Ross Gay’s interview with Bim Adewunmi on this week’s episode of This American Life, a reminder for this week and always: Bim Adewunmi: “One of the things he discovered is the mechanics of…

    February 4, 2020 9 Comments
  • things you can do today.

    Four things to do today to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: + Explore the 1619 Project, an ongoing project designed to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the first ship carrying…

    January 20, 2020 3 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    1. these darned socks. {heh.} 2. these wax pastels. {for doubling as face paint (even if they also inspired more than one last-minute costume change).} 3. these rain boots. {because gloomy weeks are made…

    November 1, 2019 4 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 12 Comments
  • make-believe: glamping.

    At the end of August we’re packing up a borrowed car and heading up to Maine for a few nights of camping—Grammy, Grandpa, cousins, aunties, and uncles included. We’ll be a motley crew, but…

    July 31, 2019 7 Comments
  • Woman of Color, a Giveaway.

    It’s a special kind of thrill to have a book written by a dear friend sitting on my nightstand. A book, as I’ve said, isn’t so different than a baby. There’s the waiting and…

    April 4, 2019 2 Comments
  • baby proof: bedtime stories lately.

    Wow, sick days. They really throw a wrench into things, don’t they? We’ve had more than a few of them this winter and we’re eagerly looking forward to a less germy spring. Books (and…

    March 13, 2019 11 Comments