“The way things work:” reconstruction and Jorie Graham

I'm having some sort of mid-life crisis when it comes to my house. Suddenly I want to change everything: rip shelves out, move the furniture, paint every room a different color. Last night I spent hours perusing paint web sites, trying hundreds of colors on the online walls. And today I bought paint samples, despite … Continue reading “The way things work:” reconstruction and Jorie Graham

The virtues of older houses

I spent much of this weekend trying to make our 1942 house - with its tiny closets, single bathroom, and many quirks - function better in our current lives. My youngest daughter is almost three and now largely trained in what not to do - pull books from bookshelves, dump contents of drawers - so … Continue reading The virtues of older houses