Books are magic

I love this quote from J.K. Rowling: “I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book.” Case in point: let’s talk about that uneaten doughnut. With Pink Frosting. WW Linky is on page 2

flower with matisse quote

Earth Day

“seems to me, it ain’t the world that’s so bad, but what we’re doin’ to it”
~ Louis Armstrong

gem in sunglasses

Gem’s gems 2013 wrapup

My 4-year-old comes up with some of the best one-liners, and life with this little girl is fun and amazing, and lived at full-speed. Here’s a roundup of some of my favorite Gem moments from last year, many of which you might have already seen on my facebook page. Cultural Icon G: when I grow …

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be kind: we're all living in the gap

Living in the gap

We don’t get practice time, and then go out and live our lives after we’ve perfected ourselves. We go out and try things, see if they work, we fall down, we get up, we embarrass ourselves, we don’t die of embarrassment – but we don’t get to practice life without an audience. And that audience usually has an opinion. It doesn’t matter.


Gem’s gems

3-year-olds say the darnedest things. For instance, my 3-year-old said: “Dammit.” When I turned to look at her, she responded in her most matter-of-fact voice, “I say that now.” She said a lot this past year, most of which I have already forgotten. There were a few zingers that stood out for me, like “I’m beautiful and frustrated.” …

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