….and it is two days late! Much has been made of the disaster of 2016, with its notable take down of artists and musicians and cultural points of light and hope. I kept thinking of Madeleine L’Engle’s Wrinkle in Time when the kids are with the Happy Medium and she is forced by one of … More The Last Thank You of 2016 — Library Project
I am a big fan of kid art. I wish often that we adults were free enough to produce that non self conscious art that kids do. My 14 year old son has been into robots and trains since he was about 2 years old (Thank you, Thomas the Tank Engine). He also likes to … More Diego Robot Designs
While 2016 may have sucked death and destruction wise (from David Bowie to Leonard Cohen dying to everything in between–and I’m not even touching the election), there was also hope and beauty. This summer in our quiet little town, boxes upon boxes were delivered of books for our defunct school library. With donations from around … More 7 Indie Book Recommendations 2016 (+ my projects)
The other day a friend of mine with still small children (one in kindergarten and one in preschool) bemoaned the fact that their Christmas wishlist was now full of electronics. The kindergartener wanted an XBox. The pre-schooler wanted a phone. She was beside herself. How did she arrive at the stage where her kids only want expensive electronics? … More Chanclas Christmas Present Suggestions…
I am missing Christmas. The ones where they believed. The ones where they wrote letters to Santa and put out carrots for reindeer and wanted nothing but oodles of lego and craft kits and an American Girl doll. I would actually buy an American Girl doll right now, expensive as it is, if it would … More Christmas with Tween & Teen
I’m in full Christmas mode. It might seem a little out of season to be thinking of swimwear or yoga wear but I find that the fall season is probably when I tend to pretend to or intend to exercise the most (otherwise I’m sitting at my desk getting through kids’ Halloween candy). The marketing of UCFIT Under Cover … More Waterwear Making Me Feel…almost atheletic
It’s here!!!!!!! Online purchases of the calendar can be made here for our fundraising calendar for KQNY. So as some of you know, in my non-existent spare time I’ve been working on a book about body positivity and the rise of acceptance of Plus Size models and Burlesque Dancers called Throwing the Curve (BECAUSE WHY NOT? … More Pin-Ups for Plumas Community Radio Calendar is Here!