I’ve been moving a lot of firewood lately. Getting out of my mind and into my body. Forcing myself to stop and think. Or perhaps not stop and not think. My work day hours are filled with frenetic multitasking. Finishing a commission. Filling an order. Helping family and friends. Not thinking about the things that are hard to think about.continue Reading
Today Is Wednesday
For the past six years, Alan and I have had a recurring conversation that goes something like this:
Alan: Gah, this week is so long. It feels like it should be Thursday already.
Me: It isn’t?
No, it’s not Thursday. I said it feels like Thursday.
What day do you think it is?
<awkward pause> Weedddnnnessssday? (I say it slow as I try to read his body language)
Tuesday..? I guess again.
Finish The Damn Floors
Inspiration for this post goes to my daughter~
Sam has taught me many things in life, from how to persist for 20+ years at something I have no idea how to do (being a parent) to the magic of yoga pants (All the warmth of a sweater! All the comfort of not wearing pants!).continue reading
When they heard there was a shortage of protective gear in the state of Ohio, Jane Pierce of zJayne and Hannah Mathews of Cleveland Sewing Company leapt into action. “We were inspired by Joyaltee, a New England-based seller who began making masks for her local hospitals. I just thought Hannah does production, I sew – we can do this,” said Jane. “We have a shop, machines… together we have something that can make a huge difference,” added Hannah.continue reading
Ten Tips For Working At Home (And Keeping Your Sanity)
This one is dedicated to those of you suddenly and unexpectedly working from home. Alan is doing this for the first extended period of time. Right now there are four loaves of sourdough in the oven and 350 pounds of honey waiting to be extracted on the table. In other words, a pretty normal day. Except that he periodically feels the need to herd me like a managerial border collie. Last night he blurted out “We can work on your vision statement!” before slowly adding, “…if you want to”.continue reading
Feed The Soul And The Stomach
There is something about bread that feeds the soul and the stomach. It is one of the most basic foods, made with the simplest of ingredients: flour, water, salt, and time. And yet it comforts us in a deeply fundamental way. It represents a connection to the earth and to each other. As we watch our normal channels of connection rapidly sever, is it any wonder we’ve cleared the flour shelves bare?continue reading