Posted in January 2014

need a good read?

I am a chronic book-recommendor.  If you want a recommendation, you’ve come to the right place, but you may need to sit and stay a while.  Because I will go on and on.  I cannot be stopped. I will need to know a little something about you but I’m pretty sure I can come up with … Continue reading



I’m in love with punctuation.  To be clear, I am not talking about excessive exclamation points.  Look: I’m so excited! I’m so excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Stop the madness.  More exclamation points do not make you more excited than you were in the first sentence.  Once, I told a friend some good news and she was so excited, … Continue reading


the Bawden ask

I have a fabulous friend who I’ll call Naomi – because that’s her real name. She and her husband have been married ten years.  At some point in those years, Naomi asked her husband to a church dance as if she were asking him to prom – in other words, extravagantly.  I don’t remember all … Continue reading