The past week or so I’ve been really missing my grandmother. She died in March. Recently, I was at work, sorting packets of Splenda when I had a sudden wave of grief— she always drank decaf coffee with Splenda, which is so gross but I would give pretty much anything to sit at her marble kitchen table with her while she slowly flipped through the newspaper. She used to send me clippings in the mail of anything she thought would interest me. No note usually, just the clipping.Read More
In recent months I’ve become fascinated by the routines and day-to-day practices of creative people, because I want to know how they actually do it. Hence, a new monthly series where I interview a creator about how they accomplish anything at all in this busy, busy life.
Abiola Ogunbiyi is quite possibly one of the most talented and hardworking people I’ve ever met— not only does she sing like a goddess, she’s a wholly remarkable actor, incredible writer and sometimes DJ. She is one of the smartest, brightest people I've ever met. From New York City to the West End in London, her creativity, determination and passion for her work continue to blow me away.Read More
I know that resting is a big part of being productive, but sometimes it’s hard to believe that.
I took two days off this week, really off, like didn’t open the computer, didn’t work, didn’t make a list. I didn’t do anything. I’ve been quiet lately. There’s so much change happening right now and in the world, that sometimes it’s been hard to have the energy to cook something new, let alone write about it. Lately, I subscribe to what my friend Lucy once called “beans, grains and greens” diet, which is basically what I eat 3 times a day, 7 days a week. On a good day, beans, grains and greens looks like this:Read More