The Recession has afforded all of us the unique opportunity of improving our vocabularies: sequestration, one per center, and my newest favorite, schadenfreude, which is literally the pleasure derived from the misfortune of others. I never would hav...read more
When the craft fairy went to dole out gifts, she definitely skipped by me. My scrapbooking is atrocious. Cake and cookie decorating is a fairly miserable exercise in tolerance. And please don't ask about my craft drawer - I don't have one.
But al...read more
The American fascination with all things King Arthur has always been, well, fascinating to me. I myself have been there, done that, bought the Mists of Avalon, First Knight and King Arthur t-shirts and washed them. (If you haven't seen any of these...read more
I have simple rules for the music I listen to. 1) It must be bare - no overproduction, no swirling drum machines and random sampling, just raw, unadulterated talent. 2) It must evoke real emotion, both in the performers, and in me. No pain, no gain...read more
First of all, let it be said that I love a man in an apron. You could say I married my husband (at least partially) based on his supreme sous chef abilities. So when I discovered that the Baked cookbooks were written by two of them, well, honey, I ...read more
Fire is a woman loved by all yet hated by most - the moment anyone looks upon her, they are instantly (and sometimes violently) drawn to her. She is a human monster, cursed with the most beautiful hair all the colors of flame: red, pink, orange, yell...read more
From the moment she enters Mica High - Stargirl is famous. She has the power to start a trend, raise an uproar, even enthrall the teachers. But for Leo, she is more than just interesting - she is his first love, and it's a love that is hard-won. B...read more