I am a freelance journalist living in the San Francisco Bay Area. I primarily write about design topics for print and online publications as well as on my blog thingselemental.com. However, I’m also working on my first novel inspired by the immigrant journey of my great-great-grandmother from rural Switzerland to Brigham Young-era Utah where she became a polygamous wife.
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Many of you will read this post another day. Today you are participating in the new-in-my-lifetime holiday ritual known as Black Friday. Choosing to go out shopping on the busiest shopping day of the year is almost unfathomable to me. The LAST thing I want to do after cooking and…
For years, I wrestled with pie-making. I’ve been the designated pie maker ever since we started traveling to the Monterey Peninsula for Thanksgiving and until a few years ago it was mostly a failure experience. A confident and experienced cook, I was baffled that pie crusts Would Not Cooperate. I…
So then there’s the day your daughter’s work and name makes it into the New York Times and you marvel at life’s unexpected blessings.