• To Heal Again by Rusty Berkus
  • The Cup of Our Life by Joyce Rupp


  • Designing with Web Standards by Jeffery Zeldman
  • The Design of Everyday Things by Donald Norman
  • Don’t Make Me Think by Steve Krug

Mind Expanding

  • The Elegant Universe by Brian Green

Childhood Favs

  • The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles by Julie Edwards
  • Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster


“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could learn what it had to teach, and not when I die, discover that I had not lived.”
-Henry Thoreau

“If I had my child to raise all over again,
I’d finger paint more, and point the finger less.
I’d do less correcting, and more connecting.
I’d take my eyes off my watch, and watch with my eyes.
I would care to know less, and know to care more.
I’d take more hikes and fly more kites.
I’d stop playing serious, and seriously play.
I’d run through more fields, and gaze at more stars.
I’d do more hugging, and less tugging.
I would be firm less often, and affirm much more.
I’d build self-esteem first, and the house later.
I’d teach less about the love of power,
And more about the power of love.
– Diane Loomans


  • You Gotta Be by Des’ree

    You gotta be bad, you gotta be bold
    You gotta be wiser, you gotta be hard
    You gotta be tough, you gotta be stronger

    You gotta be cool, you gotta be calm
    You gotta stay together
    All I know, all I know, love will save the day