Pondering

Ikea as investment furniture

Ikea as investment furniture

Dear Ikea, We know that haters love to hate on you. We’re pretty sure you’ve heard all the mean things they say about your stuff: It’s cheap. It’s generic and soul-less. It’s for just-starting-out kids (not real grown-ups). It’s for those without style who think you can buy style. (And that’s just about your stuff–not(…)

The thing itself

The thing itself

Bad weeks:  We’ve all had them. I got to have one last week. The particulars don’t really matter. Some were kind of big, but most were small. It was the cumulative effect, the snowballing nature of the week that, by Friday, had flattened me. All I wanted was a day at home. On Thursday I(…)

Marriage equity = home equity

Marriage equity = home equity

Yesterday, I spent more than 4 hours pounding down I-5, on my way home from a visit to my parents. I had my two kids in the backseat, groggy from 3 days of spoiling at the hands of their grandparents. We’d had a great few days of family time together. For about the last two(…)