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Friday
Feb242017

Images in Dialogue

Wandering my local drugstore in the week before Valentine's Day, I chanced upon this bear, draped languidly atop a display of heart-shaped chocolate boxes. The bear reminded me of something--but what? Finally, it came to me, floating up from a slide shown in a long-ago art history class, perhaps: Matisse's Odalisque à la culotte rouge. 

The bear loves you, you know. Just look: He wears his heart on his...chest.

Thursday
Jan052017

Plank Like No One's Watching

Over the past decade, watching nearly every one of my friends take up yoga, I started to feel like the odd person out. But then I happened upon Adriene Mishler's yoga videos, and things changed. Here's the article that resulted, from Baltimore Style magazine.

Wednesday
Jan042017

Do it for "Future You"

Happy new year, everybody!

I have a piece on delayed gratification that went up at Headspace on New Year's Eve.

Now please excuse me, I've summer peaches to defrost!

Thursday
Dec082016

Burdock & Bramble--block party

I was thrilled to write about my artist-friend Heather O'Hara's latest venture, Burdock & Bramble, for Baltimore Style's December 2016 issue. In addition to being a gifted draftsperson and printmaker, Heather is smart, witty, and whimsical, and these qualities show through in Burdock & Bramble's block-printed stationery, clothing, and handmade books. There's a lot more info at the Burdock & Bramble website. I love the feel of a letterpress print. It's just so real.


Thursday
Nov102016

"An Open Letter to Charlotte A. Cavatica"--at Defenestration

About six months ago, this odd little humor piece of mine was accepted by the literary magazine Defenestration. It would be published November 9, the editors told me. That date meant little to me at the time, far less than it does now. The sentiments in the last paragraph may resonate with this current cultural moment for some of us, but otherwise the piece is completely apolitical. P.S. In case there's any doubt, I adore E.B. White and his brilliant Charlotte's Web.