Awhile back the paper was kind enough to run the obituary I wrote for my car. Now I blush at my writing, which came out in a fit of grief, but the flaws are all mine and nothing to do with Brad Buchholz, who is a wonderful writer and a tender soul and who much... Continue Reading →
Peek into backyard of Google’s teahouse fox
I just noticed that at the bottom of the Gmail inbox, they put a picture of my little kitsune doing bonsai in her backyard! How cute!
For some years now, I've been making a study of a type of gift-giving for which I will now coin a word: Econsiderate.* Basically, these are consumable or small gifts. This came about because my parents moved into a smaller house and I began to think about an aspect I'm sure they wish I had... Continue Reading →
Makeup products that actually make a difference
I'm not a big makeup gal. Like many people, I like to look nice but natural, quickly, with minimum fuss and expense. Mostly, in fact, I just wear Benetint and lip pencil. But recently I decided to update -- nobody likes to look like they're still stuck in the last decade 🙂 -- and being... Continue Reading →