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Getting through.

Resiliency is something that’s been getting a lot of attention lately. (go figure.) Nations are interested in it to maintain perceived power through the pandemic. Companies are interested in it to have more productive employees. People are also digging into the concept looking for a 

Your most precious thing

My grandfather would tell stories of growing up in Ironton, LA in the early part of the last century. Papa spoke of the crypts, the above ground graves that are common down that way. Something I didn’t realize about how they worked, at least in 

Set Dressing

One of the services I offer is Death Cleaning. It takes different forms, depending on the situation. Someone has died, and their home needs to be cleared out? I help manage that. Things need to be shipped or otherwise distributed to next of kin or 

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 

“May you live in interesting times”

Times sure do seem to be getting more interesting, don’t they? A while ago, I started a disaster email list. The goal was to keep it separate from what all I do on the regular, but sometimes, juggling is not my strong suit. The list