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My new kicks

I’ve been looking for a new pair of casual tennis shoes for several months because the ones I’ve been wearing now have holes in the soles, and I’ve had my eye on a pair of vintage Nikes (like these). Last August when we took a trip to Los Angeles I saw the exact pair I [...]

How I celebrated my birthday

I spoke at the BlogHer Conference on Saturday night and felt flattered and privileged to share the stage with the beautiful Stephanie Klein who was so well spoken and professional that she simply blew me away. We talked about what it’s like to live a good portion of our lives publicly, and Elisa Camahort (the [...]

A heavy July

Jon and I returned home late yesterday after spending most of the day waiting around at San Francisco International Airport for a flight that was delayed multiple times. Today we’re going to the funeral of a very dear loved one (no, not my stepfather, his chemotherapy treatments for lymphoma are going really well and the [...]

While standing in line for security at the airport

Me: “Here, smell my arm. I bought a new body lotion.” Jon casually sniffs my elbow and then pretends to gag. Dramatically. Me: “What, you don’t like it?” Jon: “It smells like hot garbage in Brooklyn.” Me: “You’re an asshole.” Jon: “You’re in love with an asshole.” Me: “Apparently you’re in love with hot garbage [...]

Handmade gift tags

I bought these several months ago from an Etsy store called Every Jot and Tittle and use them on all sorts of gifts. They’re great to have handy, and what is so awesome is the fact that I think she used a Photoshop brush that I use all the time when I’m designing mastheads. (You [...]

Keeping watch

We haven’t seen these guys since Saturday because of all the traveling we’ve done and are doing this week, and yesterday Jon said to me, “I want you to punch me in the face after I say this, but I really miss those damn dogs.”

Stinky Bug

We’re in San Francisco for the next few days, and last night I got to snuggle with one of my favorite dogs in the world. And since my birthday is tomorrow I’m considering that an early gift from the Universe.

A conversation with my daughter that finally explains my relationship with my older sister

Jon and I returned home late last night, too late to see Leta before she had gone to bed, so we had to wait until this morning to give her hugs and kisses and listen to her many adventures. Jon heard her stirring first this morning, so he went into her room and then brought [...]

There’s no place like home

These are perhaps the most outrageous pair of shoes I have ever owned, even more so than the mid-calf blue combat boots I bought on Portobello Road in London during the Fall of 1996. But they are also now my favorite shoes and not just because of the magical color or please-come-screw-me heel. I wore [...]

Bright light

There is nothing quite like the late afternoon light that reflects off the streets and buildings of Southern California.