m wood pen

illustrator of books, cocktails, travel + more

“The terrain of New York is such that a resident sometimes travels farther, in the end, than a commuter. Irving Berlin’s journey from Cherry Street in the lower East Side to an apartment uptown was through an alley and was only three or four miles in length; but it was like going three times around …

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heavens to betsy, would someone please push the pause or slow button on the wacky remote that’s hijacked time? as i sit at my desk, which i know i tidied with major purpose the other day (week), i spy a smattering of small little lists.  this is my new attempt at order in the court: …

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