I live in Vancouver, and work as a librarian and occasional copy editor. I like coffee, vegan pancakes, well made books and knitted things, cats and bikes and music that's sometimes hard to listen to. When I'm not working, I'm usually messing up the kitchen or dreaming up places to go with my camera.





Mini thanksgiving dinner

Thanksgiving dinnerVegan turkey with cranberry stuffing, maple-pecan brussels sprouts, roasted corn and garlic potatoes.


Chicago, Part III

Lippincott family treeThe Lippincott family tree, Charles Lippincott, 1880. This photo, and the next four, were taken at the Newberry Library's 125th anniversary exhibition.

Lippencott family tree

The Anvil, 1933The Anvil, 1933.

Map of the mouth of the Chicago RiverMap of the mouth of the Chicago River, Frederick Harrison, Jr., Chicago, 1855 (after the 1830 original).

The United States in One ViewThe United States at One View, H. Phelps, New York, 1847.

Fritz Pastry

Fritz PastryThis was my last stop before saying goodbye to Chicago. Fritz Pastry has excellent vegan donuts – I brought a whole box home on the plane! They also make the very best cherry scone I've ever tasted.


Chicago, Part II

Chicago Cultural CenterInside the Chicago Cultural Center, built as the city's first central public library in 1897. This is Preston Bradley Hall and the world's largest Tiffany dome, valued at $35 million and designed by Joseph A. Holzer.

Coffee serviceCoffee service at the Art Institute of Chicago. Designed by Jutta Sika, Vienna, Austria, 1901/02.

Circular plaqueTin-glazed earthenware at the Art Institute of Chicago. Made in France by Theodore Deck, painted by Paul-Cesar Helleu, 1880/87.

Cloud GateCloud Gate, by Anish Kapoor.

Cityscapes, by Erica BohmCityscapes, by Erica Bohm, at the Museum of Contemporary Art.

By Jakob KoldingMixed media installation by Jakob Kolding at the Museum of Contemporary Art.

Navy PierNavy Pier. That ferris wheel was terrifying! Chicago really is the windy city.

The Boring Store

The Boring StoreThe Boring Store, at 826 Chicago.


Chicago, Part I

Longman & EagleThis photo, and the next four, taken at Longman & Eagle.

Longman & Eagle

Longman & Eagle

Longman & Eagle

Longman & Eagle

Chicago TheatreDavid Byrne and St. Vincent. They were amazing!

Downtown Chicago

Trump Tower