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From the publisher's desk: Home is where the boxes are

Do you ever watch HGTV, the Home and Garden channel? Certainly there are better ways to spend valuable free time, but frequently I’ve found myself sucked into the wacky world of home decorating drama and all the nonsense that goes with it.

I’ve stressed out with first-time homebuyers searching for a house with walk-in closets for her, a media room for him and a fenced yard for the dog. I’ve commiserated with the plight of anxious sellers whose house is too cluttered, reflects too much of their personality or has not been properly staged.

I have actually heard myself tell Rick, “That accent pillow would really make our sofa pop,” or, “Solid surfaces in our kitchen would enhance our resale value,” and I’ve wondered where that voice was coming from! I know that deep down I am a minimalist with simple tastes. I am perfectly content in our comfortable home with a roof that doesn’t leak and plumbing and heating that works well. Solid surfaces, popping pillows and the like belong in someone else’s vocabulary, not mine.



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