Author Archives: Lisa

About Lisa

Living with stuff since 1972. Writing about it since 2011.


Dearest semi-material worldites, forgive me. I know it’s been unspeakably long since my last post, and in the world of blog-posts, unspeakably long usually corresponds with a blog’s demise. Rest assured, I am alive and present – dealing with residual strep throat, being … Continue reading

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Stay tuned…

Semi-Material World is on hiatus this week. Come back soon, ya hear?  xoxo, Lisa

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Project 333, Part 3 (The Final Chapter)

Well, I made it. 3 months, 33 items of clothing. Blue jeans/black jeans/green jeans/tan cords/black pants/striped long sleeved shirt/striped t-shirt/black long sleeved shirt/leopard print t-shirt/teal tank top/black pullover sweater/black pullover sweater/black cardigan sweater/teal sweater/grey sweatshirt/black skirt/black skirt/black leather skirt/green skirt/black … Continue reading

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An Embarrassment of Riches: The Moleskine

(An Embarrassment of Riches is a new series exploring select consumer goods that, for one reason or another, annoy the crap out of me.) OK, I have to know: can someone tell me what’s so freaking fantastic about Moleskine notebooks? … Continue reading

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The Surefire Way to Remember You Have Enough

Here it is: Think of Japan. That’s it. Don’t buy new shoes. Don’t house-hunt. Don’t go to the gym. Don’t try to lose 10 pounds. Don’t surf the net for cheap plane tickets. Don’t fantasize about how great your life … Continue reading

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Object Love: Leather Club Chair

When I was 29, I was living in a rundown Victorian rental house with two friends, dating a 24 year old drummer (yeah, yeah – hindsight is 20/20), and thinking of quitting my job teaching high school English and Drama. I … Continue reading

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Project 333, Part Two (aka Taking It On The Road)

Well hello there, Semi-Material Worlders! I’m back from the land of antibiotics and stuffed nose, neti pot rinsing and wan complexion and bed. I got back on Friday, in fact, from my first business trip in more than two years. … Continue reading

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