29 Jul, 2013

How I Found a Most Meaningful Book

July 29th, 2013|Tags: , , , , |

Sometimes it is interesting to retrace where something began, when a meaningful connection was made. My interview with Susannah Conway appeared in the Washington Independent Review of Books last week, and [...]

16 Jun, 2013

A Giraffe and a Donkey

June 16th, 2013|Tags: , |

For Father's Day I want to share two of my most treasured possessions: a giraffe and a donkey that my dad made out of wire - a simple present for his [...]

14 Jun, 2013

Create: Chainmaille Bracelets

June 14th, 2013|Tags: |

The other day I picked up my son from his summer internship at Blue Buddha, one of the largest distributors of chainmaille supplies, which happens to be here in Chicago. [...]

13 May, 2013

A Little Album of Love

May 13th, 2013|Tags: , , |

with my parents at age one As part of my "Create" motto for this year, I've been reading Julia Cameron's Walking in this World: The Practical Art of Creatively, and I [...]

10 Apr, 2013

The Wide Expanse of the Day

April 10th, 2013|Tags: |

View from living room window this morning It's an entirely cozy day here in Chicago - there's the patter of the rain, the swish of the traffic on wet pavement, [...]

8 Mar, 2013

The Writing on the Wall

March 8th, 2013|Tags: , |

"Mom vandalized the wall!" - that was my son's first reaction upon seeing my word of the year written on our living room wall. "Hey, there's a word on the wall!" - "Does [...]

21 Feb, 2013

Create: Knitting Glittery Scarves

February 21st, 2013|Tags: , |

Create is my word for 2013. The beauty of it is that many things fall under "creating," such as knitting. Over the last six weeks (Is the new year already [...]

8 Jan, 2012

Dr. Seuss’s Creative Process

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The Christmas Around the World exhibit also wrapped up today. Fittingly, the Great Hall with the big Christmas Tree was decorated with Grinch posters. Today was the last day of [...]

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