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covid-19

  • street trees.

    The first time that I walked outside of our apartment after spending nearly three weeks inside, it was after dark. The moon was full, which I didn’t know until I’d marveled at the white…

    April 22, 2020 15 Comments
  • make-believe: bread baking.

    I live in a bakery now. In the past two months James has turned out an unprecedented number of sourdough loaves. Discard starter is going into tart crusts and crackers and pancakes for dinner.…

    April 13, 2020 20 Comments
  • habit shift: busy hands.

    I know I’m not alone in my panic scrolling, but I’ve been actively trying to break myself of the habit that has me neglecting my already compromised work—or, worse, sullying a rare minute of…

    April 6, 2020 12 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    1. these busy hands. {and projects of all kinds (this one thanks to rose).} 2. this little seed marker. {to mark a single pea.} 3. these gallery wall additions. {and embracing artwork, everywhere.} 4.…

    April 3, 2020 1 Comments
  • temp check.

    I’ve been sending temp checks to my family and friends all week, wanting to know how everyone’s faring in terms of the virus itself, but also more generally. What’s the mood? What are the…

    March 30, 2020 50 Comments
  • make your own: face mask.

    a fabric face mask by holler & squall A blogger offering a make-your-own-face-mask tutorial during a pandemic sounds like some kind of morbid April Fool’s joke. Imagine: One of the wealthiest countries in the…

    March 25, 2020 17 Comments
  • life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #192: Make peace at home. I’ve spent lots of the last nine years writing about living in a small New York City apartment. I’m no stranger to cramped quarters or working from home,…

    March 24, 2020 34 Comments
  • stories and art in uncertain times.

    Today is the first official day of distance learning for New York City Public Schools and for schools across the country. James and I have sketched out a schedule as instructed by Faye’s kindergarten…

    March 23, 2020 11 Comments
  • habit shift: social distancing.

    Calder is officially one month old. She’s smack in the middle of the sleepy newborn stage, all snorts and stretches and very tiny yawns. She snoozes on our bellies in the daytime like a…

    March 16, 2020 30 Comments