A Tiny, Prickly Anti-Snark

Every now and then, you encounter something too adorable for snark. (Thanks, Dave.) This little guy wins. Today is not a Tuesday, but the tiny things demand to be noticed. Must watch with sound. SOURCE: “Watching This Porcupine Taste This Pumpkin Is Why the World Is Going to Be Okay Today,” from Mother Jones.

The Happiest Little Introvert’s Night on the Town: A Child’s Book for Adults

The Happiest Little Introvert woke up in time for tea, then ambled through the kitchen singing, “There’s no one but me!”   The Happiest Little Introvert stopped dead and gave a hoot: she’d reached a well-thought-out retort for last week’s lost dispute.   Two hours hence, our Introvert sat digging through her clutches. The goldContinue reading “The Happiest Little Introvert’s Night on the Town: A Child’s Book for Adults”

Workouts for Apartment Living, 2.0

Living in an apartment has its own unique charm. Even though many apartment complexes boast state-of-the-art workout facilities on site, residents also have access to more basic, everyday forms of exercise. All it takes is a little ingenuity. Lest you think I’m reverting to the old whine about the calf workout you get from livingContinue reading “Workouts for Apartment Living, 2.0”

Book-friendly Adventures

Moving to a new city solo can be an intimidating experience. If you’re like me, you might be too impatient to wait for friendships to develop before venturing out to see all that the new city has to offer. In light of that experience, I’ve realized that bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and other gathering placesContinue reading “Book-friendly Adventures”

Grape Yolks for the Young at Heart

After a fun but hectic Saturday working at the Yadkin Valley Wine Festival with RayLen Vineyards & Winery, I was eager to read the write-up in the Elkin Tribune. Reading local news coverage about my interests produces a very basic pleasure. But, then, this happened: “A popular wine yolk glass holder adorned the neck ofContinue reading “Grape Yolks for the Young at Heart”

April Poetry Dare, 2014 wrap-up

This April, in honor of National Poetry Month, I accepted a poetry dare from TweetSpeakPoetry: to read a poem every day of the month and share it with my friends. I opted for the challenge of reading a single poet per week, mingling historical and contemporary poets. Here’s a day-by-day list of what I read.Continue reading “April Poetry Dare, 2014 wrap-up”

April Poetry Dare – Week 4

This April, in honor of National Poetry Month, I accepted a poetry dare from TweetSpeakPoetry: to read a poem every day of the month and share it with my friends. I opted for the challenge of reading a single poet per week, alternating between historical and contemporary poets. Here’s a day-by-day list of what IContinue reading “April Poetry Dare – Week 4”

April Poetry Dare – Week 3

This April, in honor of National Poetry Month, I accepted a poetry dare from TweetSpeakPoetry: to read a poem every day of the month and share it with my friends. I opted for the challenge of reading a single poet per week, alternating between historical and contemporary poets. Here’s a day-by-day list of what IContinue reading “April Poetry Dare – Week 3”