Have any of you read American Housewife by Helen Ellis? It’s a satirical collection of essays about house-wife-dom. I mention this because I’m kind of obsessed with Nextdoor right now. I check it multiple times a day and (metaphorically) jump… Read More ›
Random observations, sights, photos and more.
It’s been a very domestic summer. Since our Memorial Day trip to upstate New York, we haven’t wandered more than 20 miles from home. So far, the number one highlight of my summer has been getting sucked into (as a… Read More ›
I feel like I’ve spent every winter since elementary school (when the possibility of snow days were almost as exciting as Christmas morning) waiting for spring to come. My state of winter-induced “restless melancholia” usually starts around mid-November, when the trees settle… Read More ›
One of the most interesting and rewarding things about traveling west is observing how much the terrain changes in relation to elevation. On our way north from Phoenix to Flagstaff to the Grand Canyon, we saw the landscape change from jagged, barren mountains to… Read More ›
I didn’t. All this time paying upwards of $8 for a single crab cake at restaurants, and it turns out they require very little in the way of culinary skill. Making them doesn’t even require de-shelling a real-life crab either…and… Read More ›
…and it’s Trader Joe’s on a weekday morning. The aisles are empty, the shelves are stocked and the cashiers are even perkier than usual. It’s wonderful.
This past summer, my husband and I visited lots of National Parks Sites: White River National Forest, Dinosaur National Monument, Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park, with long drives through Ashely, Custer and Gallatin National Forests. What can… Read More ›
When I was in fourth grade, there was a really cute kid named Alex in my class. One day — perhaps it was during a boring fractions lesson or while learning about the history of Virginia’s Piedmont region — I caught… Read More ›