A reader emailed this to me:
I can't even bring myself to read the comments on your wonderful postings on money and anxiety as I'm living it, moment by moment. Will indulge myself later this weekend, but you've definitely hit a nerve with me, as always. Judging by your postings, I am older (49) than most or your readers, but no less affected by the "upscale emulation" going on around me, compounded by typical mid-life issues (which rival adolescence in intensity) of identity...I have found myself drawn to the blogs that combine creative design with boho chic as a soothing balm and appreciate your public service. I will probably have to cancel my subscription to Elle Decor after this month's above mentioned article reports the following : "The Powers-Caudell household is the kind of place where liquid laundry detergents are decanted into clear containers and where even the Splenda is splendidly displayed, tucked into glass dishes sized perfectly for those sunny yellow packets" ... I am now on my way to sign up for a volunteer position at the local soup kitchen, thanks to this smut! ....