Hello From Home

"Animal Crossing is as important to me as my actual future. I want you to know that," my daughter, Alice, brazenly utters to me on our 51st day of being home together during quarantine. 51 days we have walked these halls (well, hall — we just have the one — it sure is a small…
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Make it a Mogwai Christmas

Ever since Baby Yoda stepped on screen sipping his soup and stealing the hearts of anyone who has never seen a Mogwai-- YEAH, I SAID IT-- I've been thinking about my favorite Christmas movie of all time*: Gremlins. Honestly, I am always thinking about Gremlins, Yoda baby or not. But seeing Gizmo's over-sized ears, fluffy…
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The Dirt

Last month, three librarians and their graphic designer bestie took the trip of their lives. They spent ten glorious days in the neighborhood of Paris known as Montmartre drinking wine, eating indescribably delicious food, and gazing at art at every turn. It was a dream of a vacation. A sophisticated, lovely week with not a…
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An Ode to George Bailey

Not loving Jimmy Stewart was not in the cards for me. Growing up, my mother had such an affection for him that he seemed like a distant part of the family. Fearless in her unrequited, faux-familial love, we spent a week in Beverly Hills in the late 1980s, in what can only be described as…
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