Work to be done

When you’re a one man organization (design consulting, not Wire & Twine), the show must often go on even when you could use an understudy. I’ve been extremely lucky that most every client has given me space over these weeks to spend time with family. But there is some work that needs to be done, […]

I told you she made exquisite things

Mom made this pair of teddy bears for my twin nephews when they were born in 1984. Fully articulated, a bell in one ear and though they’ve worn off, she painted the most impossibly small hearts in each of their eyes. Still though? These fellas have held up extremely well over the years. I’m so […]

In memory of my mom

Paula Lynn Glass was loved by many. She moved gracefully through life with a charm that put folks at ease. Her smile and attentive nature made each shared moment special and invigorating. Her life began in the hills of Branchland, West Virginia on May 28, 1942 to Lorena Williams. Lorena went on to marry Elmer […]

Thumbprints

My brother Robert made thumbprint cookies. They were delicious to everyone except for the person we hoped would want them the most. A quote by Mother Teresa my mom made note of.

I wish to live

My mom leaves notes around her house. You can find them written on scraps of paper in books or drawers, but sometimes you’ll find them affixed to the wall. In this case, she posts a note above the sink that starts with a quote from Elbert Hubbard, but expands on his notions in her own […]

Wonder

You know what’s a really good movie? Wonder. (It’s currently included in Amazon Prime video streaming.) May favorite part? How it tells a story from different perspectives. (Reminds me a tiny bit of This is Water.  That link is a paired down visualization of David Foster Wallace’s commencement speech for Kenyon College in 2005.) Does […]

Believe

There will be lots of photos from my mom’s house in the coming days. On this day, the light was so wonderful across the mantle. The photo on the right is my grandmother and my mom when she was young. On the left by the snowman? You can barely make out four generations of women, […]

Holiday lights

Back when we went to Blenko, I managed to sneak out this lamp. Yes I paid for it, but mom didn’t notice the extra box at the time. But sometimes you just need to give gifts early. So we put it out along with a bunch of holiday decorations. Brightened up her day, for sure.