House Things Category Archives

CLEANING HOUSE

When you’ve had a week filled with vivid reminders about just how much of life you have absolutely no control over it …

THANKFUL

for the dinged up floor in our living room because it means we have a living room and a floor …

THE TUBE CASE

Just then a grey sedan drove slowly up my alley, pointed its wheels into my driveway, pulled in, and stopped. A tall gentlemen stepped out. “Hello,” he said. “I’m Richard (Secret Last Name). I grew up in this house.”

But I had already guessed as much before he said a word.

COOL

The heat index is rising up here in the loft office. Which I much, much prefer to the winter alternative, …

PUSHY, PUSHY

Today was the day. With no ballgames, choir concerts, or even kids on the agenda, it was finally time to …

HAPPY FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Here’s to sending off a 41-page writing project…and hearing the word “beautiful” in return. Here’s to pulling off two impossible …