Book recc: “How to Improve Your Marriage Without Talking About It”

I don't read a lot of self-help. My time spent in that part of the book store is pretty much dedicated to the "there's something weird going on with my kid" shelf.  But a little while after my Disturbing my calm blog, I went looking for some paperback perspective. What caught my eye was a… Continue reading Book recc: “How to Improve Your Marriage Without Talking About It”

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A happy world full of books

The boys abandoned the dinner table quickly last night, so Sean and Lisette and I sat around and talked books. I had talked with the girl recently about why characters in books and movies appeal to us - in part, because they're designed that way (either deliberately, or unconsciously, by the author), and in part… Continue reading A happy world full of books

Thanksgiving Thoughts

I'm calling Thanksgiving "Butter Day" from now on. Sean's a spectacular chef, but his food exacts a price, and milkfat is the currency.  Oh, yum.  This year was turkey, taters, yams, green beans, parker hosue rolls, homemade cranberry sauce, cheesecake...our standard lineup. I also made a pear tart out of one of Gordon Ramsay's books.… Continue reading Thanksgiving Thoughts