Monday, January 31, 2011

It's Been A While!

I've been quite busy with school and writing - my thesis still isn't done, but it's getting there! And I've become fond of pen and ink - doing a lot of writing NOT on the computer. I've also been participating in things like Swap-Bot ( - and loving it! And I've been planning and mostly dreaming about fitting my mid-century modern mindset within the confines of a house built in 1870! Not an easy task... But there is quite a bit of historical support for people living in older houses and "updating" them in between 1940 and 1970. That's why you sometimes see old frame houses with 1950s front doors. Or why, if you're able venture inside, you sometimes find living rooms or kitchens that, while not reflecting 2011, certainly don't look like they came out of the nineteenth-century. It used to bother me (as an historian) when houses were treated this way, but there is such a precedent for mid-20th-century remodeling that I've made my peace with it!

Now I'm hoping to get this blog more active again, hopefully posting at least a couple of times a week. We'll see how it goes... I'd like to center my posts on writing topics, mid-century design, my pets and occasionally, a craft I find splendid! Wish me luck!