“Love is staying when everything says ‘go.’” Man, I hate that stinky quote. This one’s not much better: “Say, are those greens from the garden?” That’s what I almost asked musician Corey Harris when I saw him at Whole Foods in 2004. Luckily, I chickened out. He was standing next to me in the produce [...]
A spiritual book I once read is structured in a question-and-answer format. It says to do this: Lie down in your boat and let the current turn you downstream. Meanwhile, a flyer I have from the American Academy of Pediatricians (AAP), says to do this: Limit your child’s screen-time to less than one hour [...]
“We met and knew right away we were a perfect fit!” “His business model was a perfect fit for our investment mix.” “Your hand-me-down skirt is a perfect fit!” Perfect fit: what a beautiful concept. Every now and then you see one coming. You don your matchmaker hat because you know two compatible single friends. [...]
It’s swimsuit season! If your backside puckers like it just ate a lemon, Make Lemonade!
A man stands at a street corner with his partner, waiting for the light to change. He notices a flyer stapled to phone pole. “Awesome! The HoneyWagon Music Fest is this weekend!” The partner steps around the phone pole, and sees a flyer, too. “Oh.”
An article came out recently in the New York Times about women in the workplace. Has there been a feminist regression in the last fifteen years? Why are women working/earning/living less large now than in other decades since the feminist revolution? The author, Stephanie Coontz, sets out to answer these questions, using lots of illuminating [...]
The cheapest home renovation I know of is totally free. Here’s how to do it: put things “out of place.” In my architecture practice, I call it Recession Chic™. It’s the design version of a Staycation. Start by lifting framed pictures off their hooks and moving them to different spots. Your eye will ka-boing like [...]
bs. Can you guess what I just wrote? Bear with me, I’m trying to outrun the pornbots. Especially the international ones spamming me with ads for discount ED drugs. Such as the following promo, disguised as a comment on this blog: A number of developments go in and out in the trend bridesmaid apparel [...]