crochet their names

crochet their names, cincinnati crochet craftivism project

Craft is a calming, meditative act for many of us. Working with yarn, especially, means working through knots and complex problems. Craft is also joyous and a communal act about creating something that wasn't there before, or fixing something that doesn't work anymore. The Black Lives Matter protests since George Floyd's murder have been in… Continue reading crochet their names

My favorite things of 2018

Normally the freelance journalist's life is an endless cycle of pitching, waiting, scrambling, panicking and pitching again. This year I've been spoiled with ongoing engagements with select editorial and corporate clients that have allowed me to mostly avoid pitching panic altogether. I dare say it's been the best year of my freelance career so far,… Continue reading My favorite things of 2018

Deciphering century-old postcard drama

I have a habit of falling down rabbit holes. This week it was deciphering a 100-year-old postcard in old German script that a friend of a friend posted on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/BhjiMdtAgx0/?taken-by=pamelaartsinsf What nosy person can resist reading a tiny message hidden under a postcard stamp a hundred years ago?? I could make out a little… Continue reading Deciphering century-old postcard drama

PS I moved to Berlin

Though it's been a minute since I last posted, I've still been updating my reading list and linking to my recent work. There's been a reason for my radio silence: I moved to Berlin this spring! After nearly a decade in Cincinnati, I sold all my stuff, packed up my cat and crossed the Atlantic… Continue reading PS I moved to Berlin

favorites for the year

I really enjoy taking care of business in the latter days of December. My inbox and apartment are never cleaner; my goals for the coming months and year never so precisely defined. In the spirit of reflection and goal-setting, I decided to round up some best-of lists for myself: My favorite books of the year: Sarai Walker, “Dietland“… Continue reading favorites for the year