Call me crazy, but whenever the size of the universe comes up in conversation, I always hear a variation of the same statement: it just makes me feel so, you know, small. And I say “really”? Yes, I understand that the earth is a fraction of an atom in the great design of the universe. […]Read More How Big is the Universe? Wow, It’s REALLY Big.
Tim Burton films run hot and cold for me. Hot? That would be Edward Scissorhands. Cold? Willy Wonka. I appreciate his sense of style, fantasy, imagination, fun and darkness. He has a voice… a perspective. And that’s something. So as a huge fan of classic children’s and middle/young adult fiction, it’s with great anticipation that […]Read More Alice in Wonderland, I’m Coming Down That Rabbit Hole
Today was a great day. We were with our lovely neighbors at the lake early this morning enjoying the cool water, the nibbling fish and the joy of a young child discovering a remote cove for the first time. We snacked on cherries and crackers and basked in the beauty of the rolling Texas Hill […]Read More Everyday Choose Love. Choose Light.
UPDATE: Please see the end of this post to read a statement from the museum. I think they responded to this situation quickly and very well. Good for them. — My friend Amy Nylund was breastfeeding her baby at the McKenna Children’s Museum in New Braunfels, TX yesterday. She was told to remove herself and […]Read More Mom Told Not to Breastfeed in Public at McKenna Children’s Museum, TX
Next weekend I am presenting with my dear friend and colleague, Nettie Hartsock, at the annual Writers’ League of Texas Agents Conference. We’ll be talking about all things Web 2.0 as it relates to writers, and I am so pleased to have the opportunity to talk to colleagues and, of course, to attend the conference and […]Read More Two Experiences, One Body
I know it’s been a couple of weeks since turning the big 4-0, but I was going through some gifts and– wow– my friends and family really, really know me. Here is just a sampling of some great gifts you might consider getting the eclectic, bookish, silly friend in your life. This fun little Gnome […]Read More Cool Gift Guide… for the Eclectic, Spiritual, Pop Culture Geek
Thanks to so many of my Facebook friends who posted this incredibly awesome literal video version of “Total Eclipse of the Heart.” This started my week with a chuckle and snort.Read More Good Vibes: Total Eclipse of the Heart (Literal Video Version)