We are experiencing extreme technical difficulties here at Chronderlust! My trusty laptop has met its demise, so no posts until the new one comes in the mail. Stay tuned and see you next week!

The 139th Run for the Roses

Heaven is the Jockey Club.
Heaven is the Jockey Club.

So, this is my favorite two-week period of the year. Better than Christmas, Halloween, and mayyyybe my birthday is the Kentucky Derby Festival, and, of course, the greatest 2 minutes in sports. I’m going to feature different Derby traditions and Louisville lore all week, culminating in the Saturday race. If you were wondering, no, no one in this city is working at all.

Get ready. This is the best ever.

Fantasy Life Update: Moving to Charleston

My front yard, maybe?

Friends, I have a lot of news for you. I’ve accepted a new position as the American South commissioning editor for the History Press, and I’m moving to Charleston, South Carolina in a few weeks to start my new job. I couldn’t be more excited– helping people write books about the South is absolutely my dream. I’ve never lived near the ocean, either, and I’ve always wanted to, so I anticipate a lot of time spent down at Folly Beach, too.

What does this mean for you? Well, I’m still eager to help you with any design work you want done, I’ll be blogging from 600 miles east of where I am currently, and I’ll be actively looking for people who want to write works of non-fiction. In short, it’ll be me with a different driver’s license (I KNOW.). I ask only for your patience in the coming weeks- things might slow down a little bit while I’m moving, but I’ll be back as soon as I can!

Do any of you know anyone in Charleston? Got any great recommendations or good leads? Want to write a book for me? Get at me. I’m excited about this new chapter and I’m grateful for your support.

Where I’ve Been

Hi, buddies! You’re probably wondering where I’ve been.Image

This is me, outside the San Francisco Hall of Justice, holding the remainder of my things in the paper sack they give to people who get arrested and have their things taken away. When we were leaving San Francisco, our car was broken into, and everything (including my ID and iPad) was stolen. Somehow, they found the meth-addled crazy people who vandalized our car and managed to recover some of our things. I’m hopeful I’ll get even more back. This meant that we were delayed returning home and that everything is a little off-kilter.

The police said that getting these guys in jail would save them “thousands of man hours and tens of thousands of dollars” and that two were wanted for serial armed robbery. One detective said we were really lucky we hadn’t walked up on them because they “definitely would have stabbed us.” Downside: all my things are covered in meth. 

So I need to redo my editorial calendar and get back on track with my posts. Please be patient with me! I missed you and I’m excited for us to get back in each other’s lives. 

Hello, World!

I’m incredibly excited to meet you.

More or less, I would say this describes how I feel.

Here’s what I’m up to here: I’m going to share cool music, crafts I’m working on, recipes I’ve tried out, some recommendations of things to eat/drink/read/see, a couple photos I’ve taken, and other neat stuff of that ilk. I’m going to enlist the help of my friends to bring you more pretty morsels from the far corners of the earth, and I’m going to direct you to their amazing projects. I think this is going to be fun.