You’ve got to touch this book! And once you touch it, you won’t be able to put it down. Be prepared to be seduced by the velvety green cover and then transformed by the minds of 40 top designers and what inspires.
A recent post by the marvelous Molly got me to thinking. What is my favorite automobile? You know, the one that makes my head turn when it drives by and my heart beat a little bit faster. So, I’m imagining I just won a prize labeled “Free automobile of my choice“. What would I choose?… Continue reading Automania
Do you still believe in miracles? I do. I’ve just witnessed two marvels of determination, teamwork and faith. One was on international television, the other took place in a private hospital room.
Summer is smokin’ hot in Texas. We have our rituals for keeping cool that usually involve water, frozen margaritas and air conditioning. But most days when I’m driving home, I see people standing on the corner, in the blazing heat, asking for some help in hard times.
Today, I’m reminded of the choice between grief and despair. How do I respond to the tragedy in London? What can I do? Does it make a difference?
Half a world away, innocent lives were lost today. All of humanity is affected by this loss. Grief is interconnected. When you grieve, you are one with all who have ever mourned. My thoughts and prayers go out to all who are touched by this nightmare.
One of the best lessons I ever learned was “Life Isn’t Fair”. I was raised with the warped idea that you should always get what you deserve. While this concept may work with computers (they are so damned literal), I know not to take fair for granite.
My baby is growing up! My little Benny Bear will start Kindergarten this fall. Oh how I adore these early years. Crayons and Play-doh, Build-A-Bear and Dr. Seuss, T-ball and water balloon fights…I breath it all in deeply…not wanting to miss a single moment.
I do have to remind myself that in order to be fully present in the moment, I must experience it with all my senses and never try to pause or rewind. But I’ve caught myself clinging to this stage. Can we slow down? It is all moving too fast! And then I remember times in my life when I lingered too long while the world moved on. An empty concert hall after the performance. Silence. A resort after the conference. Lonely. A deserted racetrack. Lifeless. Time to move forward. Another adventure awaits! Don’t miss it, silly girl, because you were lookin’ back.
A musical baton has been passed to me by Rob and Andy. So, cowpie and malarkey, may I have this dance? Total volume of music files on my computer: 749 mb (can you tell I’m a reader?) The last CD I bought was: Fight Test by the Flaming Lips Song playing right now: My Stupid… Continue reading A Musical Baton