Category Archives: Books

Holiday Gift Guide December 9th

Today’s Gift Guide installment is inspired by the last, oh, week or so of my life, in which my most-beloved laptop decided that it might not like to work quite so hard and reliably any more, and so began misbehaving. … Continue reading

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Holiday Gift Guide Day ?

    We got a little bit off-track with our days, but whatever.  It’s the thought that counts, you know? For the purposes of this gift guide there are two kinds of people in the world: those who have read … Continue reading

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Sunday Book Review: The Handbook of Style

As a rule, I don’t recommend books that are mere compilations of magazine articles.  They are usually poorly edited, and tend to appeal mainly to the audience that already subscribes to the print publication.  Those readers are in on all of … Continue reading

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Holiday Gift Guide Day 3

You know better than to be the person who says in their old age, “I should  have learned how to cook.” However, if  you know someone who doesn’t cook, save them from that frustrating  realization by giving them this new … Continue reading

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Holiday Gift Guide: Day 1

Holiday Gift Guide Day 1 by lauravs featuring booties shoes   Just in time for so-called “Cyber Monday” (aka Carpal-Tunnel Mania), we humbly present, for your consideration, our take on the Holiday Gift Guide.  Every day until December 24th we’ll … Continue reading

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back in black

Picture-taking today started outside but I started melting pretty much right away so we moved the operation into my study room where I stood in front of the vent and mainlined iced tea.  I’d probably have done better to bathe … Continue reading

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puppy love

Just the one picture for today’s post ~ one that perfectly depicts how we spent the morning: trip to the dog park, wander through the farmer’s market, lunch at our favorite Mexican restaurant and a stop-in at the used book … Continue reading

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