Friday, October 18, 2019

Air Mail 1944


This week my mom gave me a box of letters my grandfather sent to my grandmother when he was in the army, stationed in France during World War 2. He typed a few, but most were written in longhand and hard for my mom to decipher. One of my weird talents is my ability to decode handwriting in tough script. Now it's up to me to interpret what this young soldier was writing to his 20-year-old wife and the baby daughter he had yet to meet.







Thursday, October 17, 2019

Another Thing I Made


 A thing I made today.




Willpower


These are the magazines at the doctor's office that I did not take it upon myself to straighten. It wasn't easy, folks.



Tuesday, October 15, 2019

The Place


My favorite vlogger, Kate Singh, asked a question during her latest post. She said and I'm paraphrasing, "Have you ever traveled somewhere that felt like you left part of you behind when you returned home?" When I heard this the place that immediately sprang to mind was Palmela, Portugal. My hometown, Aptos near Santa Cruz, California is a place I carry with me, but that's different.


Do you have a place?


The Bowl


They'd rather share, thanks.


Sunday, October 13, 2019

Smacksy Sunday Links


I love Mindy Kaling.

Ways to slow down in a fast paced world.

4 Bad reasons to keep clothes you don't wear.

All the snacks Bon App├ętit staffers keep at their desks.

This home on the Costa del Sol.

And wild mustangs.

Happy Sunday.


Smacksy Saturday Photo: Safe as Houses


Thank you for your concern for us during the Southern California fires. We are miles away from the worst of it and save for a little smoke, we are untouched and just worried about our So Cal neighbors who are riding out the firestorm.