Observables

Rebecca Davey
Expanding my world three things at a time
Created 13 Jul 2021
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  • Observables #14
    19 Oct 2021 • 2 min read • 3 0
    WHAT WE’RE WEARING: Red coat season is back (or is it atomic tangerine?) with the rain coat I purchased at a writing festival in Portland, Oregon because it was raining and I needed to escape the writ...
  • Observables #13
    13 Oct 2021 • 2 min read • 3 2
    My self identified role for this thanksgiving was pumpkin pie filling. I found this recipe and thought it sounded yummy. It called for roasting the pumpkin yourself and whispering to it sweetly as you...
  • Observables #12
    05 Oct 2021 • 2 min read • 3 1
    WHAT WE’RE WEARING: I’m going to order this shirt from Bolivia artist Alejandra Dorado—the one with Bambi on it. Everything about this ensemble (and picture) reflects my current state: one part melanc...
  • Observables #11
    28 Sep 2021 • 3 min read
    Katie Zdybel is guesting here on Observables this week. I hope you enjoy her take on what “we’re reading, wearing and watching!” WHAT WE’RE READING: I am very late to this party, but just finished rea...
  • Observables #10
    21 Sep 2021 • 2 min read • 3 4
    It’s been a week and I considered not writing an Observables at all. Because when your computer crashes and the novel that you were “letting percolate” is trapped in there and not backed up, and for t...
  • Observables #9
    14 Sep 2021 • 1 min read • 3 1
    WHAT WE’RE WEARING: New sweaters because it’s fall weather, people. I imparted sweater wisdom on Elsie at her birthday this weekend: “You’re not going to want to wash that too often. Sweaters don’t li...
  • Observables #8
    07 Sep 2021 • 2 min read • 0 2
    WHAT WE’RE LISTENING TO: The Ezra Klein podcast with Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, whose book The Body Keeps the Score has had a resurgence during the pandemic. It’s such an excellent and informative liste...
  • Observable #7
    31 Aug 2021 • 1 min read • 0 2
    WHAT WE’RE WEARING (in our dreams): We are all feeling a lot of loud things in our last full week sans school. Violet is following Coco the cat around with boxes yelling: “Go in! Goooooo in!” I am ove...
  • Observable #6
    24 Aug 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    WHAT WE’RE WATCHING: The Chair on Netflix with Sandra Oh and Jay Duplass. It has a slightly canned and goofy feel but is also perfect—a bit funny and a slightly feel good comedic tone (like Ted Lasso,...
  • Observable #5
    17 Aug 2021 • 2 min read • 1 2
    WHAT WE’RE READING: I just finished Rachel Cusk’s excellent new book, Second Place, where the protagonist invites a moody artist to come live in her and her partner’s second place on their secluded pr...
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