I didn’t cry at IKEA

It’s true! Dry eyes all around. IKEA overstimulates me. I can’t be alone in that. As design-chewy and dazzling as I find it, about 40 minutes in I am usually reduced to an anxious, weepy version of myself until I can sit in a dark room sipping on some Orinoco Flow. But not this time […]

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The Purge

We are about three months out from our relocation from Cincinnati, Ohio to Fort Collins, Colorado. We don’t have an exact date yet; it will hinge on a few things coming together at the same time. First, Music Hall needs to reopen following its renovation, freeing me of a job. Second, our townhouse in Fort […]

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Effing business cards

Today I found myself at a social event that turned into a prime opportunity for business-related networking. It dawned on me that the only business cards that I own are tied to my current job, which wraps up in October. Since I’m roughly 5 months out from that transition, I decided it was time to create a handful […]

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33 in 3: Yellow Buckeye

I’ve been stumped (ha!) with my 33 in 3 project to learn to identify 10 trees, as I’d really wanted to start with the Ohio Champion Trees at Spring Grove Cemetery. I believe Spring Grove has 5 trees; I only knew where two were located. Then on Saturday, during one of my routine walks, I […]

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