Monthly Archives: September 2010

The leftovers tracking device

Our first year of marriage, I had a big problem: a grocery shopping problem. I headed to the grocery store and haphazardly bought things that I thought we would use. Inevitably, they went bad. The leftovers we had also went … Continue reading

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Phantastes: A Faerie Romance

My friend Carrie let me borrow her copy of this wonderful book. It is unlike anything I’ve been reading recently, and I enjoyed the change very much. The book, published in 1905, tells the story of a rich young man who … Continue reading

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Goodbye Chicago summer

It is September 23rd, and that means that it is officially fall. Ironically, the high today in Chicago is supposed to be 89 degrees, sandwiched between two delightful days in the mid 70s–Someone Up There has a sense of humor. … Continue reading

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Photo shoot with Vessie

I spent this past Labor Day weekend in Virginia with one of my best friends, Vessie. There was laughter, there was wine, there was sushi. There was sunbathing, dancing, and movie-watching. It was lovely. There’s nothing like a girls-only weekend. … Continue reading

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