And yet, this time has been going on for over 500 years. White people broke it. We’ve got to help fix it. We can go our entire lives without realizing that there are many parallel Americas, and we have only to open our eyes a little to see that they exist. There are so many […]
This is my truth.
We are happy to be together again! We had a very busy break, with a big wholesale show in Philly, a week of the flu afterward, and a lovely sunny week in Florida being with family. Our month flew by, and here we are open again. Brian is manning the shop as I write this,
Thank you so much for an excellent 2015! The shop has continued to grow, as each week new customers find themselves coming through the door. We are grateful to every new face we meet and all the familiar ones coming back in for more handmade goodies! We are grateful also for the friends we’ve made,
Pictured here is Heian jinju Shrine in Kyoto. What does Japan have to do with a little apothecary in Orange? Absolutely nothing, on the surface. This portion of my once-every-never posts is reserved for a peek into our private lives. The convo about Brian’s picture: Me: “Is that a Shinto Temple?” Brian: “Shinto Shrine.
I’ve traveled for family reasons or had shows (or both!) for the last 11 consecutive weekends. Being fully booked can be a good way to deal with…whatever, but this weekend, I got to stay home. I spent yesterday morning installing (with pro electrical help) our whole house fan, taking two naps, hanging with friends for
One of my best friends had a birthday yesterday, which means we’ll be the same age for a couple months, until my birthday. Then I get a day of transition. Then it’s the day my dad died. I can talk about this right now, but not in a couple months. This time of year also
When Dad died in November 2008 he was a breath away from retirement. It wasn’t like him to die. He was fighting valiantly when a cancer-related infection took him at an age that I will always consider too young. His was a life of duty. We didn’t have fine things or fancy cars, but he