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Justin Vernon of Bon Iver

This is one of my favorite new acts in recent years (I wrote about him here), and I was lucky enough that I got to stand just a few feet away and take photos. Totally unpretentious and down to earth, and he sounded even better live. At the end of his set he told the [...]


This is the bin where we store all the dog food, and the day before it was time to refill it we were going to dump out the hand full that was left and wash it out. But the dogs were going nuts because we were NEAR THE FOOD BIN, TOUCHING THE FOOD BIN, LOOKING [...]

Antique candlesticks

Picked these up on my recent antique shop run because of their mid-century shape and the fact that they match the red bursts of color throughout our living room. When Jon first saw them he said, you know, some kid in high school shop made those. And my response was what it usually is when [...]

The outnumbered men in this family

Jon likes to put on a really brave face and pretend that he doesn’t miss the dogs as much as I do when we travel, but that’s total bullshit. And you shouldn’t believe him.

Handmade octopus dress

I found this dress at an Etsy shop called Tuff as Snails while searching for girl’s dresses. I love the octopus print and the lovely blue ribbon, but Leta’s favorite part is the blue buttons which she fidgeted with for a half hour this morning before school. I wanted her to wear her white sandals [...]

Jeff Tweedy of Wilco

This was the third time I’ve seen Wilco, but the first time I was close enough to see all of their facial expressions. Interestingly, the Canadian band Broken Social Scene played this stage before Wilco, and as they were leaving the stage Kevin Drew, one of the fourteen hundred members of the band, thanked the [...]


Last night was the sixth anniversary of the evening Jon and I stood on a cliff in Yosemite National Park and vowed to give each other shit for the rest of our lives. This weekend that we have spent in San Francisco at a three-day music festival was planned at the last moment, and it [...]

Gold leaf coyotes or foxes, I can’t decide

Okay. So. These little guys called out, no, SCREAMED out my name when I walked into the Green Ant the other day. I found them sitting behind a stack of Eames chairs, and I scooped them immediately into my warm embrace. I was told they are covered in gold leaf, but I wanted to know [...]

Fearing potentially fatal warts

Chuck is usually docile when he’s working, but during this photo shoot he kept pointing out that we were violating his terms of employment by putting him in mortal danger. And then he threatened to call his lawyers.

Six years

I have been married to this motherfucker for six years. The best years of my life, and so many more to come.