her + emotional connection

the movie “Her” + mapping emotional landscapes

19 January, 2014

I saw “Her” last weekend and I have big feelings about it. This is not a review. I was not sure what to say about how intensely it moved me, but in trying to figure out what and how I wanted to say it, I began tracing the edges of the parts of me that […]

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my year of heavy listening in 2013

1 January, 2014

This year was marked by music for me more than anything else. I’m not sure there has been a year of music since I was in college that will forever be so inexplicably bound to this time and place in my life. Usually there are a handful of songs and a couple full albums that […]

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list of April 27, 2013

27 April, 2013

- seeing Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing today (!!!) – Springlust. every day. all I want to do is be outside. – reading the Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind  manga series by Hiyao Miyazaki (currently on Book 2) – doing a lot of random drawings, preparing for some new paintings. oh! and I finally finished […]

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list of 12.1.12

1 December, 2012

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list of 11.18.12

18 November, 2012

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a moving checklist

15 May, 2012

This is not a “to-do” moving list. This is a list of what actually happens, what you will find yourself doing regardless of best plans. In the weeks before the big move: – Start out slowly. If you do a couple boxes a night leading up to the move, you will still have way more […]

a crush on California

25 April, 2012

I’ve been back from our mini-vacation in San Diego for a little over a week now. I can’t get it out of my head.  I never had any particular aspiration to live in Southern California. Never could see myself there, until I could. Being there felt long even though it was very short as traveling […]

the list of now’s favorites: 2011

15 January, 2012

Oh hi, middle of January. It was time to do this 3 weeks ago. Alas, I had some priority issues over the past month – this blog being one of the things that had to go hang out on the back burner for a while. So here’s my list of highlights from 2011: Books Music […]

the list of january 15, 2012

15 January, 2012

loving right now: -chai – music by Ólafur Arnalds – scavenging people’s “best of ” lists for 2011 for great music, movies, and books that I missed. – the books The Wave by Susan Casey, Graceling by Kristin Cashore – watching American Pickers with Darcy and scheming to go roadtripping/antiquing/flea market scrounging sometime – the […]

a thankful list. november 29, 2011

29 November, 2011

November has been wonderful to me.  I had wanted to write this list last week before Thanksgiving, but here I am already looking at Christmas lights. So before I get all swept up in December, I figured I should reflect a bit before moving on. – The first Thanksgiving in years that actually felt like […]

the list of november 13, 2011

13 November, 2011

My Sorrow, when she’s here with me, Thinks these dark days of autumn rain Are beautiful as days can be; She loves the bare, the withered tree; She walked the sodden pasture lane. – Robert Frost, My November Guest I’m continuing my love affair with Fall and all things cozy that come from chillier weather.  […]

the list of october 11, 2011

11 October, 2011

- I decided October is my favorite month. (Don’t tell June.) – Craving oatmeal for breakfast and soup for all other meals. – Fall is the best time for beachwalking, so that’s where I want to be every evening. – Although we went up to Vermont two weeks ago, and I’m more than a little […]