As often happens, when the time is right for a certain initiative, the universe will explain.
Recently a few readers have been talking to me about my archives, either in comments on old posts (Philippa, thank you), or in emails. Sandra Sallin, in particular, suggested that I repost a few pieces from the archives. So I’ve decided to institute Reader’s Choice. If any of you find an old post of mine that you think the community here would like to see, let me know and I’ll put it up. In return, if you have anything you’d like me to mention with a link – your Etsy shop, your blog, your Tumblr of baby goats – I’ll do that happily.
Sandra, for example, writes Apart From My Art. You can access her art site, read a recipe for potato latkes, or simply gasp at her old photos from college days. Spoiler: what a beauty!
My job will be particularly absorbing in the next several months, and I will be forever grateful for a set of reader-approved reposts in my back pocket. I reserve the right to tinker with them though, as an inveterate improver must.
So with that, here’s the first: My Family’s Houses, from April 2009. An excerpt below:
My several grandparents lived in several places. In a 12-room apartment in a Park Avenue building that’s oddly famous for having had an actual book written about it. In what I can only call an estate, in New Jersey, which has since been converted into a country club, a golf course, a housing development, and other modern conveniences. Perhaps a 7-11. I am not quite sure. And in a large elegant comfortable house in Massachusetts which is, I believe, still there. (more)
Please feel free to either tell me this is a dumb idea or email me if you’ve got an archive post you like. Either way. We believe in civil opinions of all sorts, right my friends?