Good for the Soul

This past weekend the annual Highland Games were held on Long Island.

What a difference a year makes. Last year Hurricane Irene put a tiny bit of a damper on the gathering…

…but this year the weather was perfect and the clans were out in full force.

Who knew there were so many Scottish-Americans on Long Island??? I only [...]

Size matters.

Right-sizing your life is tricky.

Thank you everyone for weighing in on last week’s poll: What Is The Right Size For My Next Book (the Damn Garden Book)?

Cat-wise, a little too small, I think.

You brought up a lot of issues that I had not anticipated — the need to see the work in the [...]

This World Was Never Meant For One As Beautiful As Me.

Yes, I suffer as a ham-handed paint scrubber artist.

I don’t care how many times I have to draw it, over and over again, I am driven by despair and low self-esteem my ideals to get it right.

I don’t care how many times I have to paint it, and paint it, and paint it, and paint it, [...]

Take your cat camping.

Yes, it can be done and Sophia (the kitty at the end of the blue leash) has done it. Her humans, Steve and Laura, took the Lady Sophia camping in California and you can read all about it here. I, too, have gone where cute kitties have gone before: this past weekend Top Cat and I [...]

A Paris state of mind.


When I was writing Le Road Trip I stayed away from Paris because I didn’t want any new information or experiences to corrupt the specific memories I was trying to pin down in my Damn France Book. But that didn’t stop me from gathering my Wish List, my Must Do List of people, places, and [...]