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Month: December 2022

New Year, New Plan

I’m about to make a pretty big change to how and where I write online. In a few days, I will be launching a (free) newsletter on Substack: Nine Lives, version 2.0 (now with twenty-five years more wisdom, I hope). The original Nine Lives was written when I was twenty-seven through thirty-one (with a brief coda at thirty-three). I’ve gone…

Kitchen Remodel: After

I believe Jak was the one to first point out that we had relatively useless kitchen-adjacent space which might be brought inside, an idea that I grabbed onto desperately in my quest for kitchen improvement. Even with that expansion, though, there were still a lot of pre-existing constraints in play, so everything about the design was an exercise in tradeoffs.…

Kitchen Remodel: Before

I have so many things swirling around in my head right now I’ve decided to let them settle for a bit and instead, give you the long-promised before-and-after shots of The Great Kitchen Remodel That Took Actual Years Off My Life (But Goddammit Was Still Worth It). The brief recap: in January 2017, Jak and I bought a small (2BR…