Several years back I cared for two little brothers from time to time, among many others. I loved being allowed entrance into a variety of homes, privy to the daily routines, and the patterns and habits that enabled each little universe to function. Among the highlights- cooking in large and lovely kitchens! Another- perusing a floor-to-ceiling stretched canvas map covered in dozens and dozens of pins tracking the travels of a couple that performed regularly as actors on Broadway before moving out west to settle down and make munchkins. They had a plethora of fun photos framed about the place dispersed amongst an array of African masks. And this collage painting. A miniature hung at eye level, it made me smile. A reminder of teenage obsessions, some of which stay strong even now. ♦

The Killing Type | Amanda Palmer

neil-gaiman: “There is no nudity in this video. That doesn’t make it safe, though.”

Amanda Palmer of the Dresden Dolls (“yes” to a little punked cabaret, now and again) and wife to Neil Gaiman, author of Coraline, among others (that’d be a “yay”). It’s bloody good. And perhaps relatable. ♦