Writing a Life Not My Own

Hi there! I'm Mae. I write things. Some of you probably know me from A Small Press Life, which I started in December 2011. My favorite blogging subjects are old books, dead writers, classic movies, tea, and random musings about whatever catches my fancy. Two months ago, I started a colossal real-world project: researching and … Continue reading Writing a Life Not My Own

[Podcast Appearance] AntmanVS Austen House Books

Last Thursday, 2 February, I paid a visit to my friend Tiff over at the eclectic Wanderlust Studio. Her shop is more than just a place to sell cool locally made items. She hosts wonderful events out of her neighborhood space--yoga classes, open mic nights, dance parties, Saturday markets--and does it with her signature brand … Continue reading [Podcast Appearance] AntmanVS Austen House Books

Happy New Year!

Thanks for following my irregularly documented research adventures. I appreciate each one of you. May 2023 bring all that you desire for yourselves and your loved ones. This page is from J's kindergarten scrapbook. It dates from January 1906. She was five.

15 November 1926: O Wedded Bliss!

15 November 1926: Much like we are this week, Americans, although gearing up for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, already had one eye gazing longingly towards Christmas. Newspapers were bursting with enticing ads for seasonal sales and festive activities. True crime dominated the headlines of New York City-area newspapers, but the current salacious obsession was anything … Continue reading 15 November 1926: O Wedded Bliss!

1920: An Entertaining Year

1920 was momentous for J...she left her teen years, met her future husband, AND made her professional debut in a tour of De Koven's Robin Hood. In honor of that special time in J's life, I've compiled this 1920-themed gallery. BONUS LINK: A delicious decade: The food of 1910-1920 (The Seattle Times)