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Career advice at an Elton John concert

As usual, the answer was there all along. I just had to listen for it.

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The promise of spring

It was 78 degrees in Los Angeles today, a brief little pocket of summer in January.

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My favorite (realistic) ways to prep for Thanksgiving

You can be relatively calm and relatively prepared and still add a little pizazz to the festivities.

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An open letter to my Nextdoor neighbors

A few things I’d really love to say to the people who post on Nextdoor…

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Start again…again

As the saying goes, to everything there is a season.

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America’s first female mapmaker

and all around badass…

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The magical worlds of Chris Van Allsburg

As a child these books fueled my imagination and my sense of wonder…

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The delight of used books

I love books! I love reading them, I love buying them, I love talking about them. I love the idea of them. I love the SMELL of them.

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A plethora of personality probes

I’m a sucker for a useful (or even just fun) personality test.

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Sometimes life is too wonderfully messy

It’s a summer Sunday evening and the air is warm and the crickets are chirping and organization needs to take a backseat.