Small Life, Slow Life: Joining, and letting go.

Small Life, Slow Life: Joining, and letting go.

We went to a beautiful winter wedding last night. There were twinkle lights in the trees, a delicate silver branch pinned into the bride’s hair. There were Dumbledore quotes and LOTR references in their vows. Because the bride doesn’t like to dance, there was a Nintendo Switch downstairs and a heated Mario Kart tournament happening. … Continue reading

Small Life, Slow Life: Pink hush.

Small Life, Slow Life: Pink hush.

I spent almost eight hours today in a five by five room with no windows and no natural light, on the phone with stores all over Southern California, trying to avert a crisis that was going to happen regardless of what I did). The crisis involved beanies, scarves, and gloves — fifty of each. Needing … Continue reading

Small Life, Slow Life: I love Animal Crossing!

Small Life, Slow Life: I love Animal Crossing!

The first time I ever laid eyes on Animal Crossing, our childhood nanny Vanessa was playing it on Nintendo GameCube, and my eyes weren’t sure what they were seeing. It was cutesy, with sweet music, vaguely Japanese-esque, with little animal characters who hovered near tiny houses and talked like Charlie Brown’s parents. “What is that?” … Continue reading