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Dusk

Salt Lake City really likes its Christmas lights. These will be still be here in August. The snow had better not be.

Two Men

This short film could quite possibly be one of the most profound three minutes and fifty-four seconds you’ve ever spent watching video on the Internet:

Please let me in. Please let me in.

Does she not understand that things don’t work this way? Have you not had the conversation with her yet?

The Beauty of Different

Back in September when I attended the Mighty Summit and made a commitment to take a photography class (sometime between then and an unspecified point in the future), Karen Walrond took pity on me when I asked desperately if she’d mind sharing a few pointers. This is her book, The Beauty of Different, and it [...]

Here’s where my mom brings up the apples and peanut butter

It should surprise no one who has read this site for any length of time that my older child does not like food. It started when she was eighteen months old with a three-day hunger strike and continues to this day: she won’t eat bread, certain kinds of pizza, or cake. Don’t even bring up [...]

For the radio

Since I was being interviewed for NPR last week, I decided it was a perfect time to mix up my wardrobe again, even though the only audience was going to be the technician setting up the microphone. HE TOTALLY CARED. This time: Crazy silk muumuu-thing on top from H&M (bought on a trip to New [...]

Cue the Duran Duran

And the leg warmers. And the blue eyeliner. And the crush on Andy Gibb.

Dialogue

I am not about to get political with you over what happened in Arizona this weekend (my husband does that much better and with more color than I do), but I don’t want to remain silent either. I’ve been trying to come up with something to say in addition to the expression of sadness and [...]

Tennis, anyone?

You guys, one of these days I’m going to accidentally post a picture of this dog without a modesty patch when one is really called for, and then you’re going to be all MY EYES! MY EYES!

Getting set up

Last Friday I taped a segment for an upcoming episode of Marketplace on NPR about consumers, brands, and social media. I’m not sure when it’s going to air, but I do know that I was able to get through the whole fifteen minutes without saying poop, even though that topic was pretty much central to [...]