A Domestic Manifest

I make things, then I write about them.

About love

Not sure if you guys were aware, but Valentine’s Day happened. This year, I spent mine serving jury duty at the Kings County courthouse. It wasn’t so bad. I only had to go the one day, and now I’m off the hook for eight years. And best of all, my honey came and met me to have a hamburger on my lunch break. We did the tally a day or.. Read More

Looking back from a bit forward…

So last year, on New Year’s Eve, I wrote a post listing twenty-five things that I accomplished in 2010. It was nice. It was a friendly reminder of my accomplishments, my stumbles, and all the events that transpired to make me happy, sad, angry, excited, etc. I had every intention of doing it again, because it was such a lovely way to reflect, but things (as they often do) kind.. Read More

In praise of my Nanny Jo

So something really scary and awful happened this past Sunday: my grandparents were in a car accident. My grandfather is thankfully fine, but my grandmother has two lumbar fractures, and a mighty sore hip. But even so, they were very lucky. One might be tempted to worry about an injured grandmother. The very word tends to conjure images of delicate older ladies. Classy and elegant she may be, but delicate? No.. Read More