I love sitting on my patio. So many things happen in my tiny urban backyard. There's a rabbit (or a series of bunnies) who has visited for years. The variety of birds is astounding. I love when I catch a glimpse of cardinals. Of course there is a contingent of squirrels. One of my neighbors … Continue reading Lookin’ Out My Backdoor
I have been watching CNN's series, STANLEY TUCCI, LOOKING FOR ITALY. I am in bliss for several reasons: Italy, food, wine, and Tucci himself. The very first time I became aware of Tucci was in 1996. I must have read about the movie Big Night somewhere, because I was desperate to see … Continue reading Movie-Memory: Big Night & Stanley Tucci
A success coach suggested I read Crucial Conversation as a way of improving my verbal communication with various factions in my life. So many people rave about the book. I couldn't get past chapter three. Sometimes I feel like there's a secret society of people who can read books of this ilk and actually understand … Continue reading Thursday Thought-Self Help: Crucial Conversations
In an attempt to de-carb our meals, I experimented with my standard pasta salad recipe, substituting Quinoa for pasta. The first thing I did was cook two envelops of Quinoa and let them cool overnight. I dumped them into a large bowl and started adding my standard pasta salad ingredients: black olives artichoke hearts peas … Continue reading MJ Monday-Meals: Pasta Salad Redo.
When I first joined RWA and started writing with focus in addition to serious intent, I heard about Julia Cameron's seminal book The Artist's Way everywhere. Blogs, Private chat rooms. Other books People raved about their Morning Pages habit. I bought a copy to see what the worship was about. The book is about creative recovery. … Continue reading Self-Help Review: The Artist’s Way