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Remix magic

The other day I stumbled on a remix on YouTube of two songs that led me down a rabbit hole of remixes, and then all afternoon I was like, “Jon, just one more. ONE MORE.” And he indulged me until finally he was like, “You said the last one you played was really, this time, [...]

Can I get a holy crap?

Because everyone who has seen this painting of Leta (original photo here) pretty much utters that very phrase. Or, “How on earth?” Or, “There are no words.” The artist is Kristina Laurendi Havens (her Etsy shop is here), and she sent this with a note that she had been wanting to paint a portrait of [...]


We have these porthole-like windows in our bedroom, and while they are quite beautiful they make it rather difficult to change clothes comfortably. There’s no such thing as an octagonal window shade except maybe a sheet and some tape. Or tinfoil. And I am actively avoiding that urge because this isn’t a dorm room. In [...]