happy heavenly birthday blue

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a heartbreaker from the paper a couple weeks ago:

happy heavenly birthday blue

disappointing package

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freedom is wealth

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interview with designer jesse kamm. this is what i’m searching for:

You live a self-made life. Can you share more about your perspective on prioritizing the life you want, even if it is outside of what is “typical”?
I think some people believe I have this “luxurious” life, where I design an expensive womenswear line part of the year, and then traipse off to some far away land and drink piña coladas all summer. This is not the case. I am committed to my work, and to my lifestyle. In my work, I am committed to using fine and sturdy fabrics in my collection, because I want the pieces to last a very long time. I am committed to making everything in the USA, because it is important to me to support my community. In my life, I know that I deserve to be a sane person, and I do not want to take anxiety medication to survive my year. I know that I need time away to be sane, so I take it. Not because I am spoiled, but because I value my existence as a happy, balanced person. Everyone deserves this.

“My life is luxurious, but not in the way most people see luxury. It is luxurious because I have freedom, and for me, freedom is wealth.”


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moi or: “how to spend a strange 20 minutes”

i’m the type of person who

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i'm the kind of personbut definitely NOT because i’m on the sierra grande lodge’s email list

when it comes to ham

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newer development

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because i had not paid private registration fees for


which seems like some very poor watchdog accounting, but who am i to complain. i started my blog for testing purposes at yahoo! and got grandfathered in for free hosting and domain, but somehow forgot about the private registration fee on my expired credit card. for nine years. i balked at paying the $100, but my blog is a great source of joy and well I’M BACK.

new development

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my positive feelings about quiche may be changing

this piece

Posted: May 6th, 2015 | Tags: | No Comments »

loved this piece by jennifer armbrust.

I am tear-stained and the church next door is playing Hark to the Chimes like it does every hour, on the hour, and now I know it’s 9 a.m. and I want to go to yoga in 10 minutes with the beautiful 70-year old Iyengar teacher in the class where there will be 3 other students and we will stretch together. So, that’s all for today. For now. That’s enough for one life, even, I suppose.

a bookbinder first: a new yorker cartoon!

Posted: May 6th, 2015 | Tags: | No Comments »

The Daily Cartoon by Christopher Weyant.

The Daily Cartoon by Christopher Weyant.

(Source: newyorker.com)

perhaps a weird first one, but topical comedy!!!!