Rumpelstiltskin Reloaded


Literature

Some time ago I complained heartily about the fault lines running thickly through the story of Rumpelstiltskin. Remember? “If anyone can hand me a better version that actually makes sense of the key elements in the story, be it a paragraph or a page, I will publish it here. Put on your thinking cap; ask […]

December 12, 2014

Picnic


Celebrations, Food

The picnic date was everything I hoped for and then some. We drank sparkling grape juice out of goblets and ate garden freshness and hummus and drank a toast to joy. In the end, there is nothing quite like taking timed selfies with your husband of eleven years in a green and quiet graveyard. Jesus, […]

August 29, 2014

The hair of his chin


Growing stuff

Dear Fire Hall, You take my husband’s time, and I can share that with you. You capture my husband’s interest, and I can share that too. You divide my husband’s energy, priorities, finances, and obligations, and all this I am willing to share. But now (so that his air mask fits during this month of […]

August 12, 2014

Facebook!


Brain things

You guys had good thoughts. Thank you! Renee asked an excellent question (“What do you hope Facebook could be for you that it wasn’t before?”) and Cheryl described most clearly the qualms I felt myself when I was in it. Here is why I hated facebook: Competition You can slant yourself any way you like, […]

March 11, 2014

Quote of the day


Life around home

Confession: Everything was locking up for me today. First my Kindle. Then Grooveshark. Then my laptop. After ten years of marriage to a tech man, I’ve learned a few things—not to bang the offending item on the countertop, for instance… and that restarting often helps… and even to open Task Manager and fiddle around exiting […]

February 5, 2014

Great websites for small businesses


Uncategorized

Profession: I know this guy who builds really great websites. He specializes in working affordably with small businesses, bringing big-firm results to small-firm lifestyles. Here’s a site he did this spring for a family in Georgia. (Click on the image to view and navigate the full site.) If you’re thinking a website might increase your […]

June 18, 2013