Short Takes: June/July 2016

Faces: Diane Sprague Every time it stormed in Diane Sprague’s Forest Hills neighborhood, the sky would literally fall. “I’d walk down Park Avenue and I’d hear the crack of branches and limbs would be all over the place,” says Sprague. She and her family chose to live...
The Best Dog in the World

The Best Dog in the World

Remember that dog food jingle, “My Dog’s Better Than Your Dog?” I bring it up because my dog Jackie, a.k.a. Food Issues, is indeed better than your dog and, before you get huffy, I’ll happily prove it. Not only is Jackie cute, clever and very well-behaved, he also...

Short Takes: May 2016

Marin Rose Order. Balance. Beauty. That’s the three-pronged approach Marin Rose, owner of Libra Organizing, brings into her clients’ homes. Rose moved to Augusta in 2012 and has been clearing away clutter ever since. She says, “I love that, in a single day, I can...
Hovel Sweet Hovel

Hovel Sweet Hovel

SOMETIMES MY HOUSE GETS SO DISHEVELED it seems easier to sell it than to clean it. I can imagine the advertisements: “Cozy ranch loaded with extras.” (Extra dust, extra mildew, extra dog hair.) “Needs TLC” is short for “Needs Truck Loads of Comet.” “Full of character”...
Shoe Stalking Season

Shoe Stalking Season

JANUARY IS DEAR SEASON, turkey season starts in March and April kicks off open season on the strappy sandal. Some women simply waltz into the store, pick out a pair of shoes and plunk down their money. But where’s the sport in that? A couple of years ago a girlfriend...