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  • I am a mother, and I live in Charlottesville, Virginia -
    essay life

    in charlottesville, virginia

    I am a mother, and I live in Charlottesville, Virginia. These are two unrelated facts. // I spend a lot of time these days holding my baby, when he will stay still long enough…

    August 13, 2017
  • - tiny apartment guest room
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    moving day

    We’re packing up and leaving yet another apartment. This was our seventh address is not-quite-six years of marriage, and since the new home we’re heading to is a summer sublease, we’ll be moving at…

    May 24, 2017
  • - wedding photo
    essay life

    five years

    We celebrated our fifth wedding anniversary last week. If you count from when we started dating, then in a couple months we will have been together for ten years. This is where, I think,…

    August 2, 2016
  • - Charlottesville
    essay life

    rambles (with purpose)

    We’re officially in our new apartment, in our new town, with our mix of old and new goals and dreams and furniture. We’ve finished all our planned travel, so these summer days are more…

    July 6, 2016
  • - Longwood Gardens
    essay life travel

    longwood gardens

    The first few months that I lived in Philadelphia were a mess. I moved because B. was there, just starting the second year of his PhD. I had a plan. I found a place…

    April 20, 2016