Authentic

au·then·tic /ôˈTHen(t)ik/ adjective: authentic 1. of undisputed origin; genuine. I am asked, quite often, to “lay down the law” for people. They want someone to come in, evaluate their situation as lacking in some thing, or behavior, or process, create a process, or behavior, or 

The landfill

Someone has basket after basket of half used makeup. It can’t be donated because hygiene restrictions. The containers can’t be recycled, but the person hangs on to the baskets of makeup they no longer use or value because they “don’t want it to end up 

The back side of cleaning house

Folks spent this time at home going through their things and purging. They want to unload what they’ve decided they don’t want, and some are super uncomfortable sitting with them. Before the onset of the pandemic, I was reading Secondhand by Adam Minter*, and…well. *sigh* 

Too much shit and not enough time

I was already working on this blog post, note by note, through the month. Then the protests started. I haven’t processed everything. (Can I?) Sleep is a lovely abstract concept, my digestive tract is a hot mess, and I was already hypervigilant, but that’s blown 

Time

Time is a weird thing, especially lately. Most of us had been living by the clock and the calendar, our motions dictated by Chronos. Catch the 8.15 to make it in, meeting at 9.15, call at 11.30, appointment on the 12th, party on the 16th, 

Project 333 and Wonder Wardrobe

Bet you thought this post was going to be about the pandemic, huh? Nope. I’m talking about that everywhere else. Here, I want to get into fashion. At least for a minute. So. Back in the last part of 2019, I stumbled across Project 333 

You function like now.

The original intent was to talk about moving, but things change. That’s what I have to talk about, the fact that things change. They change when you plan ahead and when you don’t. The only constant is change, but so many folks spend so much 

In The Beginning…

There are some things you assume you need to do alone. And there are indeed situations where yes, it is much better to take them on alone. However, it’s not a given for every situation. Sometimes, you’re pushed to ask for help out of desperation. 

Office Hours

I like camping. If you know me, you eventually learn that. Often on camping trips with friends, the topic of work comes up, and I wind up having an impromptu session answering questions. I’m attempting to recreate the experience this September. Click here to get 

Things Change

No, really. Objects are not static things, they change. Time, use, attachment, wear, all kinds of things can change what an object is and it’s role in your life. But being aware of what a particular object is in your life can help your things