• Inspiration

    A lovely Story Corps Q&A

    This interview between Joshua, a 12 year old with Asperger’s Syndrome, and his mother, Sarah, encapsulates so much of what I think good parenting is all about – and what good relationships are all about, for that matter. I love…

  • Inspiration

    Beautiful “Then and Now” Photos

    I’ve seen this sort of thing done before, but there is something about Giuseppe Savini’s version of these Then and Now photos – all in Bologna, Italy – that is just so evocative and heartbreaking. Like stepping back in time. Like seeing…

  • Book Love

    The Grolier Club

    Don’t you just love knowing about secret societies and clubs? It brings back some of the magic of childhood when anything was possible. When Santa was real and there was buried treasure in your backyard and fairies surely existed and…

  • Book Love

    Book lover’s gift guide

    The holidays are upon us, and if you haven’t completed your gift buying its not too late! Honestly, I still think the best gift is a good book. Or, better yet, a stack of good books. OR, if you can’t…

  • Inspiration

    Hang On, My Love

    If you are as of yet unfamiliar with Letters of Note, I kindly suggest you drop by the site and peruse the many letters, postcards, telegrams, faxes, memos and whatnot, written by various notable individuals. This is one of my favorites,…

  • Awesome Women

    Bjork

    I’m telling you, any time I need a little inspiration and/or a daily pick-me-up I just think about one of the many awesome, strong women I admire who are out there doing their thing. And really, when it comes to…