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A limb, a prayer, a wish, a plan

I don’t talk much about wishes or dreams. It’s not my way. There’s a life list, but I don’t say much about my plans to cross things off of it. Right now, though, I have a big one in my crosshairs, and I figure it’ll make some people smile if I talk about it.

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June 28, 2013

Gourmand: a story of fabric stores

One of the things I love most about working with fabric: the infinite number of designs that can be put on it! Every designer has their own take; every culture has their own style. I’ve vented a few times before about the differences between “modern design” as a movement versus “modern design” as an aesthetic. The movement is one I love, but the design aesthetic is only one of several that I adore.

June 20, 2013

Sentient phones aren't quite here yet

If you ever wonder why it’s hard to walk away from work, it’s because exchanges like these happen when you least expect it. As a setup: Adam is one of our new Australia staffers, who was on the last leg of his journey home to Australia after working in Boston for three weeks.

Somehow, I think he’s going to fit right in…

 

May 29, 2013

Slowly, though Vermont

I’m about to head out on the road again, and thanks to a quirk of airlines, I’ll be flying into Vermont and out through Boston. I’m doing it purely so I can roadtrip through Vermont, and see what there is to see.

I have no idea what I’ll see, but I’m taking my new camera rig.

Any suggestions?

Wondering why Vermont? See this map, and it’ll make sense:

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April 30, 2013

Transit

When I put yesterday’s fresh rounds of travel into TripIt, I saw a line that summed up my year:

You’ve traveled 43,660 mi to 44 locations.

I nodded, thinking to myself about the places I’ve been, the people I’ve met – or reconnected with – and felt profoundly grateful. I’ve been welcome in a lot of places over the past year, slept on a few new couches, met delightfully new recombinations of humanity. All unique, none replaceable.

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April 25, 2013

The undersides of things

I’ve been dreaming about this week for a long time: the week where I finally had the carpet removed from our house, and put in the hardwood I’ve wanted for so long. 

It is Saturday, and I’m sitting with headphones on, and as usual, the details of the reality didn’t quite match my rosy envisionings. I didn’t anticipate that we’d find water damage on the right side of the chimney, requiring an immediate roof repair.

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March 9, 2013

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