Category: diary

Soundtrack for Taxidermy 

(Featured image: Working on a specimen while my (very much alive) pet pigeon Franklin looks on. Later while preserving a pigeon, I would build a sort of tent around the table in order to block her dissected brethren from her view.) The Start

This Must Be The Place

We are making a big move at the end of the summer, so travel has been on my mind. This move is different than my past travels. I have a real home here, for the first time since I was a kid, and I am going to move with my tiny family and establish a […]

Peonies and Poetry Upstate

This summer, M. and I will be traveling to downstate New York to become acquainted with our new home, and so that I can attend orientation for fall quarter. The last time I was in New York was 2009, volunteering at Linwood Gardens through the WWOOF program.

Stitching Things Up

I grew up surrounded by artists, art supplies, art in progress, art books, in galleries, and in museums. I grew up seeing busted furniture repaired, restored, and made beautiful. And I grew up with the whir of a sewing machine in the background.