In my last post, I asked you guys what things you’d rescue from a fire. I got answers here, on Facebook and Instagram, and in email. Your answers were touching, and so were the stories you shared of your brushes with disaster and your losses, big and small. I took our responses and made this big doodly collage.…

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The thing about looking at a finished, beautiful piece of art (or reading a published story, or watching a play, or listening to a song on the radio) is that it’s finished. And beautiful. And most of the time, we don’t see how it got that way. Artists of all ilks talk about the creative process,…

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This is what my last two weeks have looked like: My mom fell and broke her hip. But then, the next day, they rebuilt her, made her better than she was before: better, stronger, faster. Okay, not really, but they did put a fancy pin in her hip. This is her surgeon’s (impressively doodly) whiteboard rendition:…

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This week’s obscure word is old and has fallen out of use, but I think we should bring it back, if only for the sake of our dogs. Their talent, as it turns out, has a name! And, bonus! Here is the recipe for my favorite vegetarian burger, which I make all the time. It…

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It’s time for an obscure word doodle! Who knew there was a word that means “people who never laugh”? I did not. Maybe that’s because I’ve never actually met anyone who doesn’t laugh. I think that’s a good thing. Curious how to say it? So was I. If you happen to know any agelasts, I’d…

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