About maedez

Writer. Editor. 'zine queen. Fashion freak. History nerd. Tea snob. Punk rock lover. Silent cinema fanatic. Dark chocolate junkie. Gleeful amateur baker. Bookworm. Life lover. Risk taker. Inveterate chronicler. Happy wife.

Daily Diversion #412: Pear Apple Crisp

I was just minding my own business while listening to The Clash and cleaning the kitchen. Then my stomach piped up and informed me that it was actually the perfect time to make Pear Apple Crisp. 

Nevermind that it would create extra cleaning for me. What a jerk! 

Pear Apple Crisp

It wasn’t wrong, though. 

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Daily Diversion #411: Arty Self-Portrait

Recently I bought the loveliest, sweetest Victorian mini-mirror.

 It lives on my dresser, alongside a bunch of other pretty but almost wholly unnecessary bits and bobs.

A few days ago, I decided it would be fun to photograph images reflected in the mirror. 

Quite the challenge, that. 

First up? An image of myself, because it is the easiest thing to do with such a tiny mirror.

Arty Self-Portrait

A Brief Letter to F. Scott Fitzgerald on His Birthday

Encore post from 5 years ago.

A Small Press Life

Dear Scott,

Another year has gone by, and I still find you as enigmatic and problematic as ever. You, who could write such beautiful words, ruffle my feathers like few others. You, who squandered such exemplary gifts, frustrate me to the point of madness. Although I’ve never loved you, not even a bit, I have spent some wonderful time in your company. At this point in the game, I realize that I will never stop questioning you and, in questioning you, relentlessly, learn more about myself than I ever cared to know. Happy birthday, you beautiful bastard.

Yours (but not really),

Maedez

F. Scott Fitzgerald by Gordon Bryant. Shadowland, 1921. F. Scott Fitzgerald by Gordon Bryant. Shadowland, 1921.

“I don’t want to repeat my innocence. I want the pleasure of losing it again.”-This Side of Paradise, F. Scott Fitzgerald

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