Small Living Isn’t Morally Inferior

What happened to “less is more”? Dr. V and I are preparing for the arrival of our little guy Spud sometime in February (yes, ¬†you can expect a good deal of silence from me about that time). As I’ve described … Continue reading

Things That Make Me Happy: Wood Graining Kit at Colonial Williamsburg

Grain painting was used to enrich lesser woods. In the absence of more elegant materials, American houses made extensive use of wood and stucco, costumed as mahoghany or granite. This assemblage over time of brushes, combs, stencils, and rollers documents … Continue reading