The Routh family will be descending upon Maplewood next weekend for Cora's first birthday (robot-themed!). It will serve as good motivation for me to wrap up various projects. This is my working to-do list - I'm hampered by being out of town for three days this coming weekend, so I'm keeping the list achievable and [...]

I’ve Made a Huge Mistake

Since the age of 19, I’ve been responsible for selecting eight living spaces (if you’re curious: that’s two in New York (short-term summer housing), one in Champaign and five in Chicago). Each time, upon move-in, I’ve suffered intense, stomach-dropping, soul-crushing regret. Even time, I've thought “I don't remember it looking this shitty the first time [...]