January 9, 2013
Jack and I stood on the northernmost tip of Maui as waves crashed against the cliffs far below us and the late-afternoon sun shimmered dazzlingly against the water. We stepped on to a deserted path patched with tufts of grass and wide enough for a Jeep to navigate. We walked slowly, hand in hand, among the lonely lichen-covered rocks. We had heard about a section of the mountain that looked, we were told, like an “Acid War Zone.” The name itself was […]
July 11, 2012
Kizmet is desperate to figure out how these flowers are so blue.
July 9, 2012
The Beginner’s Goodbye by Anne Tyler I Am Forbidden by Anouk Markovits Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed Dust to Dust by Benjamin Busch I receive a very small commission when you purchase the book through the above links to Indiebound. Thank you for helping to support my site–and my book addiction!
July 4, 2012
Today for the Fourth of July, I contributed to The Land That I Live’s special holiday post about the lands where the blog’s contributors live. I wrote about finding our first house, and the feeling of coming home. Jack and I had a few of his family members over for a casual BBQ this afternoon, which was great fun. It was the first time some of his cousins had seen the new digs. We sat around the table in the sunroom pictured […]
June 27, 2012
Sonia Manzano, a young adult/middle grade author and “Maria” on Sesame Street, was the first author I met at BEA. She was great, and I wasn’t even caffeinated yet!
June 20, 2012
T. R. Burns–nee Tricia Rayburn–with her latest middle-grade book at BEA Book Bloggers. Merits of Mischief sounds really fun!
June 13, 2012
Siobhan Vivian stops by my table at BEA Bloggers Conference to talk about the book she just co-wrote with Jenny Han, Burn for Burn. She was very fun!
June 6, 2012
Today’s photo comes from a trip I took to the Esteros del Iberá, a network of wetlands in Argentina’s northeastern Corrientes province. Wanna learn more? Check out my recent article! Reptiles, Rodents and Ranchers: How US Profits Are Shaping Ecotourism in Argentina
May 23, 2012
On my commute home recently, I saw a young man golfing in a public park. When you gotta practice your swing, you gotta practice your swing. I just hope the people walking by knew when to duck.
February 15, 2012
Jack often buys my flowers–usually on the days when I am least expecting them–and I love coming home to a gorgeous bouquet in bloom. Valentine’s Day was no different. What a guy!
January 25, 2012
I’m not usually the type to take pictures of my food in restaurants and post them online. But I was so impressed by these creative rolls–the Dragon Roll and the Caterpillar Roll–that I had to share.
January 11, 2012
My aunt recently sent me this awesome tote bag for my birthday. What a thoughtful and funny gift!