On scootching, stalling and catasrophic reversals

..scootch, scootch, stall; scootch, stall, catastrophic reversal; bog, bog, scootch.” Anne Lamott, Grace (Eventually): Thoughts on Faith In her book, Grace (Eventually), Thoughts on Faith, Anne Lamott tells the story of how when she and her 10 year old son moved into their new house he was afraid to sleep in his new bedroom which was much further away from hers than in their old house – separated by two rooms and two short hallways. They devised a plan to get him to sleep in his room. He slept in a sleeping bag which on the first night was on […] Read more...

LivingSocial

Disclaimer: In the interests of full-disclosure, you should know that this post is about technology. While there is no techie-speak involved, it is about technology nonetheless.  Techno-phobes be warned! I’ve been accused by many of being a total geek.   They’re probably right. Even though I consider myself to be the least geeky technology person I know, there are some aspects of technology which make me giddy. If you pair my love of cool technology with my even bigger love of BOOKS, you’ve got a recipe for off the charts giddiness. Such was my joy today when I visited one of my favorite spots on […] Read more...

Blissed out on words

“…what I’ve come to learn is that the world is never saved in grand messianic gestures, but in the simple, accumulation of gentle, soft, almost invisible acts of compassion.” Chris Abani From a TED talk recorded February 2008 in Monterey, California I’ve just gotten home from spending 4 days at the largest poetry event in the known multiverse. I was sure I would have so much to say, but surprisingly I don’t. Maybe it’s because I worked the event, and I’m still feeling exhausted. Or perhaps its because I’m still blissed out on what I did hear. I feel like […] Read more...

Oprah’s Latest Book Club Pick

Big news. The woman who has catapulted many a writing career into the stratospheres of success is getting ready to do it again with the announcement of her latest Book Club pick, The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by first-time novelist, David Wroblewski. Read more...

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