Life + Health


    Stop Killing Us (Mila Jam)

    Photograph ??Mila Jam, 2020

    I’ve written this post before, and I know I’ll write it again, and I think that knowledge is largely why I feel exhausted by the thought of writing it all down now.

    That exhaustion is my privilege. I’m a white woman living in a country that was built for the success and safety of white people. So I get to feel exhausted and change the channel or close my laptop and get on with my day.

    You know the story by now: George Floyd was murdered by a pig named Derek Chauvin, who spent 18 years with the Minneapolis Police Department. As Chauvin compressed Floyd’s carotid artery by kneeling on his neck for nine minutes, three other Minneapolis police officers—Thomas Lane, Tou Thao, and J Alexander Kueng—took turns standing idly by and doing nothing and kneeling on George Floyd’s back.

    Now George Floyd is dead. George Floyd is dead because this is a country with a criminal justice system that is stacked from bottom to top to not only to give a pass to those in positions of law enforcement, but to ensure that the lives of Black people living in America are filled with as much trauma and as many obstacles to success—and I mean success on every level, not only economic—as possible. Continue Reading

  • Kitchen - open wall shelving

    A new refrigerator! Pantry shelving!

    Oy! I am SO sorry it’s taken me as long as it has to get this post up! I got the photos ready last Wednesday, and then spent five days trying to…

  • Vegan brownies

    Baking. Eating. Drinking. More baking.

    I didn’t intend for this to be a food post, but looking at the photos I just rounded up, it’s looking like it’s going to be a food post. It’s been 55…

  • Installing a stacked bond subway tile backsplash

    Installing a stacked bond subway tile backplash.

    Now, I know what you’re thinking looking at this photo: That backsplash looks great already, Dorfman, why in the world would you want to tile over it? (Am I close?) Well, I’m…

  • Organizing jewelry with the Umbra Stowit

    Jewelry organization.

    I don’t own a ton of jewelry, but I almost always wear jewelry. Earrings every day, for sure, and if I’m leaving the house, a couple of rings and a necklace…and maybe…

  • LG HI-MACS kitchen countertop installation

    It’s time for the kitchen to get some countertops!

    Once Manuel finished the new cabinets and I built the storage cubbies, it was finally time to get the new kitchen countertops underway! Since it’s really not possible to do accurately when…

  • DIY wood storage cubbies to fill gaps between cabinets and range

    Building cabinet cubbies for extra storage.

    November 2019 When I shared the photos of the new lower cabinet, a few of you smarties wondered what I might do to fill in the remaining gap on either side of…

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