Friday Open Thread

Clever Manka, · Categories: Open Thread

Beloveds! We made it through the first week of 2018. Only fifty-one more to go (and forty-two weeks until the U.S. mid-term elections if I did my math correctly). Let us celebrate with much happy dancing (gif party in the comments if you like).

The Burgomaster is teaching a writing workshop in Houston and I have the house to myself for four days. I plan on lots of loud music, reading in bed, and several batches of bone-broth-making. Tell me the delightful ways you indulge yourselves when you’re alone in the house.

Thursday Link Dump

Clever Manka, · Categories: Thursday Link Dump

This article is from 2012, but Toshiko Horiuchi MacAdam’s massive knitted crocheted (thank you, Lee!) structures are a joy forever. Read full post

Mid-week check-in

Clever Manka, · Categories: Check-In

This is the weekly post for those of us who are traversing together this hellscape called Personal Growth. Brag about this week’s accomplishments, ask for support, talk about what worked, what didn’t. Tell us how things are going for you.

Tuesday Tumblr Collection

Clever Manka, · Categories: Tuesday Tumblr

My favorite fashion photograph ever, featuring one of my favorite dresses. Dress by Christian Dior, photo by Richard Avedon, model Dovima, 1955.

This week’s Tumblr collection is Tuesday, January 2: Gowns.


clevermankaI’ve posted a weekly themed collection on my Tumblr nearly every week since October, 2011. Someday I’ll compile a list of them, with links to the dates. That day is not today.

New Year’s Day Open Thread

Clever Manka, · Categories: Open Thread

One of my great inspirations Mel Joulwan put up the 2018 update to her Best Version of Ourselves post.

Who partied last night? Please share your shenanigans with someone who desperately misses her raucous and hedonistic NYE pasts. For those of you who were in bed by nine (*cough*me*cough*), I raise my mug of hot lemon water to you in solidarity.