Starting Today: Salt Houses by Hala Alyan

I’ve shared snippets of this beautifully written, heartrending, monumental work before. But I’m reading it for the first time in its entirety, and I’m already in stupid love. “Well, you’re not here. Such is the ease with which one can

Poetry Ptuesday – Sculptor of Tyana by Cavafy (Translated by Rae Dalven)

“They must be made so light that / their bodies, their feet, must clearly show / they do not tread the earth, but run on the sea.

Shoes on Sale in My Size I Don’t Need – Farfetch

It’s Sunday and I’ve found a bunch of shoes I like but that I have no business buying. First up are mules. They never work for me and always cause friction burn on the top of my feet or hurt

Pet Appreciation Post: dog nephew Zai

Last week I was in California handling a new rental for my parents. Though I had to be away from my animals, a very special guy kept me company!                 Above is an

Poetry Ptuesday – Instead of Killing Yourself by Derrick C. Brown

“Instead of killing yourself / wait until / a year from now”

Thoughts for a Thursday – Dear Amanda

True to her seemingly tireless nature, and owing sadly to her mania, in addition to everything else she did, my sister Amanda was also a (self-)published author of several books. The Young Physician’s Guide to Money and Life stands apart

Plant Appreciation Post: Spider Plant

Today I want to show off my spider plant I got last summer.   Around this time, I began to cut off the babies (once they’d developed aerial roots), and setting those in water for propagation. And here’s how she’s

Poetry Ptuesday – At Joan’s by Frank O’Hara

“I am lonely for myself / I can’t find a real poem”

Breaking up with My Amazon Wish List Items

Here are a list of things I don’t need to buy, and the reasons why:   Black leather booties: I already have black leather booties. But these look like they have better traction, past me protests. When I need traction,

(S)LOW BUY: February 2019 Spending Breakdown

Last month’s bank statement is in, and I spent:   February 1 — $52.35, Saks.com — Remember in January when I bought a bunch of stuff on sale from NM? Two days later, I received an email stating that an

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