February 2009

The Lovecats

26 February 2009 · 11 comments

“You know what?” I told Kris last night as we were getting ready for bed. “I finally have an idea for a long foldedspace post. Like in the olden days.” “Ha!” she said. She didn’t believe me. “It’s a story from when we were boys,” I said. “But there are a lot of different threads […]

Over the past couple of years, author Elizabeth Gilbert has been something of a joke in our house. We read her book The Last American Man for book group, and neither Kris nor I were impressed. It was certainly well-written, but the subject was lame, and we felt as if Gilbert were writing a love […]

Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been working with a real-life graphic designer to develop a logo (and eventually a new layout) for Get Rich Slowly. She provided me with a sheet of possible logos based on my vision for the site. Many were great, but I loved none more than this, which I […]

The Year of Maintenance

02 February 2009 · 6 comments

Have I mentioned that Kris and I own a big, old house? We do. And for the past couple of years, I have done a piss-poor job of maintaining the thing. (Kris has upheld her end of the deal for the most part, but I’ve been absorbed with other things.) The recent snow and ice […]

Saturday Morning

01 February 2009 · 3 comments

On the way to book group last month, Kris and I stopped to pick up pastries at Marsee Bakery in Westmoreland. I found the following scene amusing: Five old men, all seated at the back of the store, each with a newspaper. (And you can see Kris reflected in the mirror…)