Category Career

Great Ideas for Kitchen Cabinets

“6 Innovative Must-Haves for Kitchen Cabinet Drawers” for Cultivate gave me the chance to fantasize about kitchen drawers. Who does that? Short people with lots of cabinets they can’t reach. Drawers sit lower and hold more (especially with the right accessories) than other kinds of cabinets. Also, I really love walnut cabinets, like the vegetable […]

Who Doesn’t Love a Farmhouse Sink?

No one, that’s who. My second Countertalk blog post for Cultivate is about farmhouse sinks for your kitchen that fall just a bit outside of the norm. Like this lime green cast-iron model from Kohler. Personally, I’m a big fan of the soapstone sink, though I doubt my ability to ever afford it. Go read […]

Artisan Tile for Your Kitchen

Today my first blog post for Cultivate went live. Produced by Williams-Sonoma, this kitchen inspiration website includes great photos and articles and just launched a blog, Countertalk. I’m delighted to be part of it. If you — like Madame Sunday over at ModernSauce — go to showrooms and roll around on tile after falling in love with […]

A Travel Piece for the Wealthy, Sporty Set

I’ve been doing some freelance writing and editing of late, and thought I’d share my new work here as it appears. The latest is a piece titled “7 Great Luxury Hunting and Fishing Resorts,” and it appears in Wells Fargo Conversations. While neither wealthy nor sporty, I had great fun researching this article and gaping […]

Remember to Breathe

Wednesday’s adventure was a jaunt to the fancy-pants new local gym (free guest passes in the mail to drive membership, y’all) to test drive a pilates mat class. Once again, I discovered new forms of pain. Luckily, the instructor reminded us to breathe. Breathing, generally speaking, is the first order of business in this life. […]

The Risk Muscle

Al Gustafson, founder of the Career Transitions Center of Chicago, gave a talk at the center this May about transitions and change. The idea that has stayed with me is that of the risk muscle–and that it, like any muscle, atrophies if unused. (I believe Roger Von Oech deserves credit for the phrasing.) It occurred […]