The Gift That Keeps on Giving

I was honored to be a part of my friend C.L.'s 50th birthday celebration this weekend.  I wanted to present her with something special to commemorate this milestone birthday, something that would express my admiration for her thoughtful mind and her love of reading.  I decided I would give C.L. her very own Book book.  What is... Continue Reading →

Creepy Dollhouse Photos

My little one spent almost an hour this afternoon happily playing with her dollhouse.  She busied herself with rearranging the tiny furniture and positioning the dolls just so - all the while humming a sweet tune to herself.  I smiled to myself and sighed contentedly, thinking about what a perfect scene of domestic bliss was... Continue Reading →

Good Girl Goes Bad

I did something naughty today.   To be honest, I am more than a little surprised at my brazenness.  I did it in the full morning sun… at 9 am… on a Tuesday, of all things.   Before I make my full confession, you should also know that as I was committing this act of delicious selfishness... Continue Reading →

The Syntax of Starbucks

For years after moving to the Pacific Northwest I avoided Starbucks, and not for any altruistic anti-big corporation reasons either; no, what kept me away for so long was a strong aversion to the humiliation of being unable to order my coffee.  The conundrum of Starbucks is that, by its very nature, it is filled... Continue Reading →

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