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August 11, 2005

I don’t normally play blog games or spread memes, but I can’t refuse my favorite Penelope. So, okay. Here are five idiosyncrasies of mine: 1. I have a funny walk. I didn’t know I did until my friend Erlina saw a picture that Rama drew of us on his web site and told me she […]


Holiday Gift Guide 2004: Good things for good people

December 6, 2004

Inspiration Amelie Touted the “Christine Movie of the Year” in 2001, this film is still guaranteed to please. I Like You by Sandol Stoddard This sweet little book is perfect for your pals, crushes or partners in crime. Living Out Loud by Keri Smith We can all take a few cues from this artist extraordinaire. […]


All I want to say today is

November 1, 2004

Soup Season

October 21, 2004

Martha Stewart’s Corn Chowder Ladies and gentlemen, it’s soup season! This time of year, there are few things I like better than enjoying a nice, big, piping hot bowl of soup. I love the whole process: setting it down on the table, stirring the broth to cool it down, inhaling its seasoned goodness, getting my […]


Room to read

May 11, 2004

My dear, Today I have a request. I’m leaving for vacation in less than two weeks and I want to bring a book or five with me. I don’t want to tell you what kind of books I like. Rather, I am curious to know what kind of books you like. If you were going […]


Poem In Your Pocket Week: Day 5

May 7, 2004

ForgetfulnessThe name of the author is the first to go followed obediently by the title, the plot, the heartbreaking conclusion, the entire novel which suddenly becomes one you have never read, never even heard of, as if, one by one, the memories you used to harbor decided to retire to the southern hemisphere of the […]


Poem In Your Pocket Week: Day 4

May 6, 2004

joy“don’t cry, it’s only music,” someone’s voice is saying. “no one you love is dying.” it’s only music. and it was only spring, the world’s unreasoning body run amok, like a saint’s, with glory, that overwhelmed a young girl into unreasoning sadness. “crazy,” she told herself, “i should be dancing with happiness.” but it happened […]


Poem In Your Pocket Week: Day 3

May 5, 2004

i carry your hearti carry your heart with me (i carry it in my heart) i am never without it (anywhere i go you go, my dear; and whatever is done by only me is your doing, my darling) i fear no fate (for you are my fate, my sweet) i want no world (for […]


Poem In Your Pocket Week: Day 2

May 4, 2004

Wild GeeseYou do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves. Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine. Meanwhile the world goes […]


Poem In Your Pocket Week: Introduction

May 3, 2004

It’s never too late to celebrate a good thing, so in honor of National Poetry Month — which was last, not this, month — and especially because I love the idea of keeping a poem in my pocket, I’m going to post a poem a day this week. Enjoy! Today’s poem >>


  • I'm Christine, and this is a slice of my life—a sweet, rich, wildly indulgent slice that would taste really good with a scoop of Breyers vanilla bean ice cream. Read more >>

  • 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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