Most of our readers know we live in Minnesota and most of our readers – being the savvy, intelligent people they are – were aware our temps recently hit record lows (-59° wind chill). Hence, our deepest apologies if our hiatus caused you any worries. Rest assured. We are alive. In answer to your question… Read More Beating the brrr
I’ve been terribly negligent with my inbox. So many unread emails, so much blog reading I’ve fallen behind on. So little writing done that I’ve lost the ability to see a proper, preposition-free way to end that last sentence. I’ll catch up on the blog reading, no worries there. Preposition-free endings are over-rated, so sail… Read More The Scary State of My Inbox, Shirley Jackson, and Other Halloween Horrors
My friends, look upon this book: My Ideal Bookshelf — I found at the library. It’s a collection of writers, actors, musicians, artists — cultural movers and shakers — talking about their favorite books. As I read it, I was struck by a couple thoughts. For one, I’m woefully under-read. Not only have I not read… Read More What Does Your Bookshelf Say About You?
This last Sunday at church, a woman handed me a magazine to give Husband, who is currently out-of-town. It was one of those freebie publications you might see at a doctor’s office or hair salon, with a ridiculous number of ads and one or two articles on local interests. The reason she was giving it… Read More Community News With Pancakes
It’s not often a car gets my attention, but when they do I can’t seem to get them out of my head. Ever since I saw a Tesla on the highway (My, but they are elegant cars), I’ve read a lot about them. I seriously doubt I’ll never own one, of course. Besides the cost,… Read More Weekend Reads: Tesla Motors & Uninterrupted Creativity
I was at your site a few days ago. Not sure if you saw me? I waved. Someone left a link on Facebook saying they really like your writing, so I thought I’d check it out. I started to read your post. I think it was the one where you went to that place? And… Read More We Need to Talk. It’s About Your Popups.
I don’t know about you, but this weekend seemed to take its sweet time getting here. Let’s hope now that it’s here, it’ll stay awhile. Meanwhile, here are a few suggested reads to get your weekend started right.
Welcome to Weekend Reads – a new feature where I share three or four articles, websites, or podcasts I was entranced by, and then seriously annoyed my family by giving them the links and saying, “Did you read it yet, huh, did ya huh? … How ’bout now?” Promise I won’t nag, but seriously, you… Read More Weekend Reads: Cow Butts, Writing, and Fat People on Planes