Mixed patterns of quilts from India, author’s photo

My Life in the Garage

Home Decor Has Deep Emotional Value for Mental Health


I lived in my mother’s garage for two years. It was less depressing than you’d think, thanks to salvaged furnishings and a coat of paint.

I had every intention, at the beginning of 2020, of moving to India for six months in September. In the meantime, I flew from Virginia to Santa Barbara in February to help my…




Writer, Collaborator & Idea Person: Traveling house-sitter, thrift-store denizen, resale maven and former newspaper reporter. Inspired by people and art.