Because Mary Oliver Is the Coolest Ever

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to see Mary Oliver receive an honorary degree from Marquette University. I think it’s taken me weeks to write about it because I still can’t wrap my head around it. It was so cool.

Kolache, Cabbage Rolls, and Corn Husk Dolls

HAPPY THANKSGIVING! This weekend we went to the Holiday Folk Fair, which is one of my favorite events around town. And that’s saying something, because I have a lot of favorite events around this city.

Where I Work

About a year ago (I can’t believe it’s been that long already!) I met up with a group of writers, and someone there asked us each to bring in a picture of where we work. This is the picture I brought in.   I’m lucky to have a home office. We have this extra kind […]

Play With Me! Play With Me Now

I think I’ve mentioned my writing partner, Genevieve, here a time or two. She’s absolutely hilarious and keeps me on track (or encourages me to actually step away from the keyboard) just when I need it.

Happy Halloween

I have to admit, Halloween is not one of my favorite holidays!


We picked up this game called Outrage, and it’s so fun I had to tell you about it. It’s sold at the Tower of London, but did I get it at the Tower when I was there? Nope.

Jimmy Fallon’s Late Night Snack

Jimmy Fallon And Ben & Jerry's Announce New "Late Night Snack" Flavor

A few weeks ago the hubs and I are watching Piers Morgan on CNN, and he was interviewing Jimmy Fallon. I have to confess, I love me some Jimmy Fallon! Isn’t he just the cutest? I love the way he described his relationship with his wife and how he looks at comedy… the whole thing.

Merry Christmas!

I’m enjoying the day with the family, and I hope you are as well. I hope your Christmas is stress-free, filled with happy memories with your family.

And Then Came Thanks

You know me, I’m a sucker for thank you cards. I think that if someone took the time to write you a note, it really means something special.