Monday, December 15, 2014

I Got Card-ed

It's my favorite day of the year:  the day I sit on the floor at my coffee table eating cake and drinking reading water writing Christmas cards.  It's nearly impossible to feel anything except gratitude at this moment.  I hope each of you are having a great December and I hope our paths cross soon over holiday travel.

December is our "bring your favorite" holiday piece to the club.  The reads are always festive and occasionally leave you with a little something in your eye.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Rocking the Boat

Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea.  This book was another that fell into the "I know how it ends, but I'm completely enrapt" category.  Gary Kinder does a fantastic job of bringing the California gold rush to life with the recounting of the SS Central America which sank off the East Coast in 1857.  My inner engineer has a mad crush on Tommy Thompson, a young man in the 1980s who set out to do a number of things no one had ever done before, including working in the deep ocean and using novel methods to find a hundred thirty year old wooden boat resting under 8,000 feet of water.

Now, sitting in the airport with a quick search to check a date, I've learned that the story is not quite over as Mr. Thompson has disappeared.  Considered a fugitive, he hasn't been seen for over two years.  Here's a link to the Columbus Monthly for this story.

I hope that all parties can still find a happy ending.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Have a Ball

May your weekend be shiny and bright!

Happy Thanksgiving to all.

O'Hare International Airport
November 2014

Monday, November 24, 2014


The phrase on repeat in my head is that sometimes you have to let something go in order to pick something else up.  The door opening and closing as some say.

I've been reading quite a bit more but writing a bit less here.  Instead, I've found myself penning postcards like mad with a bit of poetry sprinkled like a Southern seasoning here and there in pinches or handfuls, depending on the day.

I'm grateful this week for stamps, safe journeys, family visits, books, and songs that still make you pause, standing still in a public place.