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new york city

  • life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #196: Sign on the dotted line. In the past 48 hours I have been to the hardware store three different times. I’ve stretched the yellow tape measure and snapped it back into place…

    August 19, 2020 77 Comments
  • life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #194: Ask for it out loud. James and I started sending each other apartment listings this week. Thanks to my parents and popsicles, we were able to sit still long enough to think…

    July 22, 2020 43 Comments
  • life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #193: There’s always room. The ways in which our world has shrunk in on itself since March sometimes makes me gasp for air while I’m loading the dishwasher. There are moments in the…

    July 9, 2020 21 Comments
  • make your own: indoor compost bin.

    We’ve had a cardboard banker’s box full of compost underneath our couch for the past month. A few times a day, or any time we add fresh scraps, we turn the rich dark brown…

    June 22, 2020 47 Comments
  • temp check.

    It’s been two months since my first temperature check. How are you feeling? I needed a reset this week. Monday was a holiday and on Tuesday I took the day to celebrate Faye’s birthday.…

    May 27, 2020 20 Comments
  • may minutes.

    Time and its passing have become even more strange and amorphous than they are in the best of circumstances. It was only just the middle of winter and somehow we find ourselves nearly to…

    May 11, 2020 13 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 17 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 20 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    1. this peanut butter and jelly. {and very easy lunches.} 2. this bandana. {and the rest of the stash.} 3. this rope-covered handle. {for being moderately quieter each time it crashes to the ground.}…

    April 24, 2020 4 Comments
  • 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