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Wishing us all small changes, day by day, for the better. Photo credit from NASA, here. Share on Facebook Tweet!

Simplifying The Kitchen, Or, Saturday Morning at 8:34am


  One imagines that in retirement one might indulge deeply in one’s interests. Yes, and occasionally no. In particular, I’ve always loved to cook, but now find myself looking to spend less time in the act. Turns out that the kind of cooking I liked, and did well, was of the Dinner Party variety. You […]

7 Reasons To Watch “About A Boy” And Hope It Doesn’t Get Canceled, Or, Saturday Morning at 9:01am


I’ve had a little bug the past couple of days, and in my book, being sick means permission to watch as much television as possible. Yes? In any case, I was hunting for what to watch, being temporarily out of British shows, and stumbled upon bad news. They are quite possibly going to cancel About […]

Packing For Not Quite A Week In Hawaii


I’ve become an unwitting expert in resort packing. I’d shake my head over my own frivolity, but would rather give the frivolous knowledge away and hope it’s useful. Here’s what goes in my suitcase. I plan by “use case” rather than by item type. Key takeaway, please do not underestimate the versatility of white cotton […]

2015


  Clear sailing ahead.   Photo: “Glide” by Dmytro Kochetov. Lake Tahoe, December 2013. Via Flickr, here. Red glitter for font, also via Flickr, here. Share on Facebook Tweet!

Holiday Break, Or, Saturday Morning at 7:43am


Time for the Privilege holiday break. For all of you celebrating Christmas and the Gregorian New Year, may all your festivities be glorious and bright. For those of you in other cultures, may your next couple of weeks be as full of peace, hope, and joy as humanly possible. Thank you so much for reading. […]

Where Can I Find Reasonably Priced Cute Reading Glasses?


Ah, reading glasses. One of the universal experiences of aging, that moment when we reset our daily lives just to be able to see close up. If you asked me, “Lisa, do you wear glasses,” I’d probably say no. But then, if we look closely, I’d have to recant. I wear reading glasses 70% of […]

Just What Is It About British TV?, Or, Saturday Morning at 9:05am


Just what is it about English television? While I do believe that today’s best fictional experience can be found in American TV series, I enjoy the English stuff in an entirely different way. The Sopranos, Breaking Bad, Orange Is The New Black, Transparent – all brilliant, but also challenging. Downton Abbey, Call The Midwife, Doc […]

Object Of Desire: Even Tomboys Get Cold Necks


Scarves are popular. And well-documented, by Mai Tai, Deja Pseu, and the Hostess, among others. In silk, a hallmark of the Grande Dame. Fringed, purview of the Artsy Cousin. Sturdy Gals and tomboys, however, avoid the traditional carré, unnerved by both flapping and sheen. Give us a rectangle, that domesticated geometry, that sometimes Golden Shape, […]

Clearing The Ways, And Letting Them Hide


  In fashion, I err on the side of repression. I wear less color and flash than my personality might support. High WASPs are like that and always have been, we worship appropriate, and set our dashboard to flash an early warning for impropriety. In the garden, however, I err on the side of letting […]