November 2007

a note from tonto

November 28, 2007

I am drinking a cup of peppermint tea and wearing an herbal pack around my head like a bandanna. Earlier Rama walked by and called me “Tonto” so I can only imagine how ridiculous I must look. This is the time of year that I always want to do a million and one things and […]



November 26, 2007

To say it was a happy birthday is an understatement, but I’m still at a loss for words. Here are some photos, instead. Thank you, everyone. Thank you so much.


forever 32

November 22, 2007

A few years ago, I was sitting around with my cousins at a holiday party. My cousin had on a really cute skirt and I asked her where she got it. Forever 21, she said. “Oh,” I sighed. “I can’t shop there. Nothing fits me!” My other cousin piped in with a sneer, “Well, it’s […]


5 things you may not know about me*

November 20, 2007

1 • I lived in Paris for a post-grad semester. While there, I studied art, creative writing and French, and explored our neighboring countries by train. It was a dream come true. Now, when I see the city of lights in photos or films, images of the Seine and the Louvre and Notre Dame, I […]


a little more conversation

November 14, 2007

One of the things I missed most while I was away is the community. I’ve made so many wonderful friends through words and wires — and so many of them live across bodies of water and stretches of land —  and our web sites are one of the ways we connect. I don’t regret taking […]


more of this

November 10, 2007

Today, I sat on a pretty patchwork quilt in my friend Sabrina’s back yard, a dreamy spot on the edge of a hill. We made art and told stories as we listened to music and books on tape. It was a gorgeous day, and it felt a little bit like we were in a movie. […]


i think it’s time

November 9, 2007

I stopped writing about my family because I didn’t want my mother to scold me. I stopped writing about boys and our relationships because I didn’t want to jinx anything. I stopped writing about work because I didn’t want to get in trouble. I stopped writing about the weather because there are only so many […]


oh, pooh

November 7, 2007

My key chain broke yesterday. It’s  a 2-inch tall Winnie the Pooh stuck in a jar of honey cast in pewter. The key chain is nothing fancy and I usually don’t even notice it’s there, but when it fell off the key ring and onto my lap, my heart sank. My high school girls gave […]


banana bread

November 5, 2007

My cure for a rough day? Mom’s banana bread fresh out of the oven. Splitting the first warm slice with Rama makes everything else fade away.



November 2, 2007

When I was a little girl, I really wanted Wonder Woman underoos. My parents didn’t buy them for me, though, so my big brothers crafted a costume out of my existing clothes, tiara and cuffs out of construction paper, boots out of knee high socks and a lasso out of yarn. I’ve recently seen what […]


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  • I run a darling, friendly, little graphic design studio.
    I look on the bright side.
    I take photos. Lots of photos.
    I wish on stars and on websites.

  • I built my first web site 7 years ago and got 15 seconds of fame. (It changed my life.)
    I launched, then relaunched, an online magazine.
    I admitted to several embarrassing crushes.
    I consumed more bacon than any human should and lived to tell the tales.

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