The Writer and Residence

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Chautauqua getaway

Do you have a place where you can go to completely relax and get away from it all? A place where you feel that you are most yourself? A place that inspires and restores you […]

Guest bathroom paint and more progress!

We are slowly but surely getting there with this guest bathroom. It’s transformation is nearly complete! I have to say that I was pretty excited when the fresh paint went onto those newly smooth walls! […]

Guest bathroom progress

Improvements are underway on the guest bath! Things are looking fresh, and I’m feeling good! But before I share progress photos, let’s take a quick look at the “before” photos. Issue nĂºmero uno. Textured walls. […]

Aug, 04

Masculine bathroom design inspiration: My guest bath refresh

I’ve been thinking about a guest bathroom refresh for a very long time. There have been attempts, oh yes, over the last couple years to repaint, but I’ve never been totally happy with the results–the […]

Jul, 30

10 tips for designing a workspace that inspires creativity

In an effort to make good on my public declaration that I would live a more creative life in 2014, I’ve made a creative workspace for myself, and I’m quite happy with the result. You […]

Jan, 12

A new year, a new notebook

I have made some resolutions, as one often does, for the New Year. To make them stick, I thought a kind of public proclamation might be in order. So here goes… My number-one, most important […]

Jan, 07

New Year’s Greetings

Happy New Year from snowy Pennsylvania! I hope that 2014 brings you much love, health, happiness, and prosperity. I think it promises to be an exciting and beautiful year.

Jan, 02



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