(1) A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. | (2) Mary Frances Nolan, a.k.a. Francie. | (3) Discovering the past two things via a 1940s best-sellers list. | (4) All the colorful lights hanging from houses. | (5) 826 Seattle Style Club. | (6) The kids that come to style club. | (7) Miranda July’s presentation at Seattle Arts & Lectures. | (8) Finding out that Miranda July is now a mother. Did you know that? | (9) The 15,000 words I have toward my new writing project. | (10) Thinking about the 1970s. | (11) Looking at issues of The New Yorker from the 1970s, including the ads. | (12) The Long-Winded Lady, a.k.a. Maeve Brennan. | (13) The little library of Irish books on my desk in front of a photo of the little house my grandmother grew up in. | (14) Diane von Furstenberg.| (15) Heavy rains at night when I can’t sleep. | (16) Fresh Air. | (17) Terry Gross. | (18) Oliver Sacks on hallucinations on Fresh Air. | (19) Buy Olympia. | (20) The Little Otsu Annual Weekly Planner. | (21) Red wine. | (22) Chocolate muffins. | (23) Pilates. | (24) Belle & Sebastian’s “If You’re Feeling Sinister.” | (25) Song lyrics that go in delightful directions. | (26) Song lyrics that tell stories that don’t go anywhere. | (27) Gerhard Richter Painting. | (28) Gerhard Richter’s paintings. | (29) Looking out the window. | (30) Our flowering lemon tree, which is not out the window but inside.