a doctor’s improv rx: jive aces ‘bring me sunshine’

Recently I took an ancient friend to visit her doctor. He’s famously late keeping appointments because he famously spends A LOT of time with each patient, whatever he feels is necessary to really hear and address their concerns, which, as we all know, is pretty unusual these days. His patients are happy to wait. At…

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why not half a mustache?

We LOVE Sofia Rower’s half a mustache!!! We want one! It makes us wonder why we never see men sporting half a mustache…what a surprise that would be. (Sofia was in Peru this summer with 100 clowns from all over the world. They were painting murals in poor villages and working/transforming the vibe in clinics.…

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2 minute vacation: a virtual trip to paris

It’s August and in real time the city of Paris is virtually deserted; everyone is away. But that doesn’t stop us from taking a virtual tour of Paris in our heads, and reveling in that magic city, and refreshing our overworked brains. Researchers are now saying downtime is ESSENTIAL to creativity (which we knew all…

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strangely chic water crate garbage can + the garbage bag question

  Recently, quite¬†out-of-the-blue,¬†we contrived a surprisingly chic garbage can. In the course of moving apartments, we had found 6-gallon bottle of “emergency” water stowed away in the back of a closet. It was housed in a rectangular black plastic crate . When we pulled the bottle out, the box suddenly looked wonderfully Bauhausian, a perfectly-designed…

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2 great end-of-the-season cherry recipes

We were thrilled to see the play that the video of Sally making herb salt on Splendid Table got, including a big fat mention on Apartment Therapy’s The Kitchn. From that post we discovered that a year ago during cherry season, they’d riffed on¬†Sally’s improvised cherry vinegar¬†from The Improvisational Cookand did a lovely photo of…

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