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Nice View

There’s nothing quite like a room with a view, especially when you haven’t had one for yonks. The window of my last bedroom faced out onto a vista of the …

Always More Heat

You can always have more heating. There’s never been a time in my life, throughout all the homes I’ve lived in and all the different workplaces, where I’ve thought, “Hmm, …

Handbags: A History

They have a museum for ladders. They have a sanctuary for lemurs. There’s even a whole EXPO for residential lighting. When are handbags going to get their due? There’s no …

Such Curious Goods

I never thought I’d miss my lowly quarters in the third-grade wizard barracks, but here we are. The only upgrade is that here, in this place, I get my own …

Podiatry, or Movie?

Well, there you have it. Revengers: Edamame, the grand finale to this very long chapter of the Marble Symptomatic Omniverse, in which all the characters come together to save the …

Off to the Show

Oh wow, I didn’t think they still had those big car shows! Golly-gee-gadzooks, that’s amazing! You know, I was raised in quite a traditional way, which is why I feel …

Everything in Balance

I used to be that person. Rushing around putting out fires, letting a little bit more of myself catch on fire every time until everyone else was safely doused but …

Anti-Reptile Glass

The main problem with crocodiles is how fast they can be on land. First you’re all like, “Oh, they’re just crocodiles, slow things that they are, ho-ho!” And then… bam, …

On Film

When my new subletter told me that she worked in the film industry, I was expecting a few perks… like, I don’t know, tickets to movie premieres, or perhaps Jeff …