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A change in perspective

The winter that we just lived through has changed the way I will look at rain forever. No longer do I hear rain on the roof and go, yuck. Rain is no longer gloomy. Rain? It’s not snow. Which makes it the most wonderful possible substance.

Come say hello in Vancouver!

Tomorrow morning Jon and I are heading to Vancouver for the weekend where I will be speaking at Vidfest with the lovely Maggie Mason. I haven’t been back to Vancouver since the trip we took in 2005, and I am so eager to break out the camera and go crazy there again. It remains one [...]

The Princess and the Pea

My friend, Johanna, gave this book to Leta as a belated birthday present. It’s an incredibly cute version of The Princess and the Pea that features color photographs of a cleverly designed, three-dimensional miniature world of paper dolls, so instead of being illustrated, it’s photographed. And the sets for each photograph are magical. Leta loves [...]


You cannot imagine the noise going on in our house this morning. Coco very much wants Chuck’s rawhide bone. Chuck very much does not want her to have it. She’s crying. He’s growling. Jon picked up the phone to call the company that hosts this website because of some technical issues, and when a customer [...]