I am an extremely visual thinker. I think this is, at least partially, why I am a very good, clear writer, but I struggle in verbal communication. In conversation, I can’t reorganize my thoughts to make sense of them before I share them, but in writing, I basically kick ass in the clarity department. So … Continue reading
Apparently means the public is invited. I am giving my first talk in public in more than a year and a half tomorrow night, and I had kinda decided it would be okay if nobody showed up. And then I sat down at a table in the library and saw the full-page ad for the … Continue reading
When I was in college, I had a friend who recommended a self-help/inspirational book to me. “it changed my mother’s life,” she said. The book, which I bought at the university bookstore, was a fat pink book, with a disgustingly feminine cover design, and in retrospect was the kind of book aimed right at people … Continue reading
I cut three inches off my hair this week (well, my stylist did) and I love it. I also bought a $70 hairdryer. Together, these two actions have rescued my head from hot-mess status. If you were ever wondering whether an expensive hairdryer was worth it, you should have seen my hair before the cut, … Continue reading
Sunset behind Grand Teton yesterday. Eleven days in Jackson Hole and Yellowstone comin to an end today as we sit in the Salt Lake City Airport, waiting to fly home. You know, I never would have guessed how much I would love Wyoming, and especially being in the National Parks. We saw 17 bears, up … Continue reading
What is the one thing you are most excited about in Yellowstone?” SweetiePie asked. “seeing J,” I responded. SweetiePie laughed. “well besides that. I mean, GREAT answer, but, what’s the next thing?” “Driving into Hayden Valley and seeing all the buffalo,” I responded. “I’m looking forward to getting into that kayak on the Snake River,” … Continue reading
Don’t you love how, when I have big news, I bury it in a blog post about something else? We just spent around three weeks east of here. Two weeks on the farm, the family farm, the ancestral farm, the confederate-bank-notes-in-the-barn farm. Then a dabble in Baltimore, a dabble in Williamsburg, a dabble on the … Continue reading
I know it is so boring to talk about my cat. But y’all, she is just so great. I came home from a fancy party early tonight because I was about to turn green, and this is what she does. “Do you have a tummy ache, mommy? How about if I lie on your knees … Continue reading
Flowers from my just-planted garden. I already have a hundred arugula sproutlings!
That is my total word count today, as I printed out the first theoretically readable, finished manuscript. Celebrate! And now, off to a two-day meditation retreat.