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Clutter and Creativity

In last week’s Times, there was a mini-profile of designer James Draplin, with a special focus on his workspace. It’s filled with stuff he’s hoarded collected over the years, and it totally jazzed me up. For one thing, I love peeking at other creative people’s studios. (Studio porn, it’s a thing.  See: Hyperallergic’s View from… Continue reading Clutter and Creativity

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All-Terrain Travel, Worth, April-May 2015

One of the ironies of travel writing is that as you’re slaving over your words — slaving, I tell you!– you’re usually not in as glamorous a setting as the ones you’re writing about. I wrote this feature for Worth while I was in Lake Placid over President’s Day weekend. Not so shabby, except for… Continue reading All-Terrain Travel, Worth, April-May 2015

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On Journals and Being a Moron

This May marks my 99th month of keeping a daily journal electronically. Before this, and ever since I graduated from college, I used notebooks for this purpose (college ruled, five subject, I’d tear out the dividers). There are boxes upon boxes of these in my uncle’s shed upstate. Someday, I’ll need to revisit them and… Continue reading On Journals and Being a Moron

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Pacific Time — Worth, February-March 2015

“The East Coast is just a rough draft for the West Coast.” This is something I started saying about fifteen years ago, because, like the pioneers, I was totally enchanted by the idea of better living on the Pacific Ocean. In California, my troubles would be more manageable, since things could be sorted out in… Continue reading Pacific Time — Worth, February-March 2015