I’m Back…with Appropriate Apologies and This Lovely Painting by Mary Cassatt

Hey all! Please accept my apologies for my (totally unintentional) protracted absence from ASPL. Life got in the way (working, vacation, moving, and computer problems…mostly the latter, really). 

We’re in our new rental house. Yay! I’m typing these words on a brand new laptop. Double yay!

What does this mean for ASPL? Daily posting. Again. FINALLY!

Here is the promised Mary Cassatt painting. It’s a repeat, but a favorite. Enjoy.

Five O’Clock Tea by Mary Cassatt (1880). Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Public Domain.

See you tomorrow, you lovely, patient people.

My Word! You Do Tickle Me.

Today marks exactly seven years of marriage to The Chef.

When we started dating, we lived in different cities. All of our early conversations were through the Internet (where we “met”) or phone. 

My word! (Postcard circa 1910)

As such, I find the postcard couple (above) completely adorable. And, after seven years of wedded bliss, still entirely relatable.

Sorry for My Absence! Please Accept This Photo of Maeve Brennan as an Apology!

Hi all! My apologies for the lack of recent posts. We moved into a new apartment two weeks ago, and have been working overtime to settle into the new place. Everything should be back to normal on the blog very soon.

Until then, enjoy this photo of the late Irish writer Maeve Brennan.

Maeve Brennan

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

It’s that day of the year again.

A Small Press Life: Books. Art. Writing. Life. Tea.

This was originally published here on 7 December 2012. In what is turning into an annual tradition, I am re-posting it today in honor of its subject, my buddy Frank.

[Intermezzo] Wherein I Offer You a Few Disjointed but Heartfelt Memories of My Dear Friend Frank on Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

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Blogging Update and a Self-portrait by Dora Carrington

If you’re wondering why my posting has been spotty and brief, it’s because my beloved laptop died a few weeks ago. A new one is on its way from Amazon. Things should be back to normal sometime next week. 

Please enjoy this early work by Dora Carrington, by way of apology.

Self-portrait by Dora Carrington. Circa 1910.

Self-portrait by Dora Carrington. Circa 1910.

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