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Happy Thanksgiving!

November 26, 2015

Hannah Rothstein

I’m immensely grateful, dear readers, for your commentary and fine company.

Art by Hannah Rothstein

Are You Cooking?

November 25, 2015

preheat oven


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Are You Cooking?

November 25, 2015

preheat oven

The Good Life

November 24, 2015

Laura OlinImage via Laura Olin

Staying True to our Values

November 23, 2015

The Refugees.Tamara de Lempicka

“Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me:
Staying I lift my lamp beside the golden door.”   –  Emma Lazarus

Painting: The Refugees by Tamara de Lempicka, 1937

Time to Power Down

November 20, 2015

Kelly Puissegur

Happy weekend.

Painting by Kelly Puissegur

The Whiff of the Holiday Season

November 19, 2015


To bolster my spirits for the upcoming holidays, I’m trying a new recipe from My Paris Kitchen. Celery root soup with horseradish cream and prosciutto chips seems like a fitting way to begin the Thanksgiving feast. I’m invited to a friend’s house, along with 20 or so others, so I’ll have to quadruple the amounts. The one part that intimidates me is peeling more than 4 pounds of celery root. (Any tips greatly appreciated.) It’s another day of 80 degree weather in L.A., which makes the approach of the Christmas season even more surreal. But today, I can feel it’s breath. Can you?

Illustration by Megan Foldenauer

Do You Agree?

November 18, 2015

Lee Crutchley.joan rivers

Illustration by Lee Crutchley


November 17, 2015

Marc johns

Illustration by Marc Johns

10 Best Things About Living Alone

November 16, 2015

thisisn'thappiness.living alone

Domination of the thermostat
Last cookie is there where you left it
Clean or messy – it’s up to you
Drinking liquids straight from the container without shame
Someone else’s snoring won’t wake you up
Home is an argument free zone
Being a slug on the couch without witnesses
No one nearby to ask “do I look fat in these pants”
Closets are for you to fill
Breakfast for dinner, whenever you like

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