My Dinner View

I am traveling this week, and I just had the most delightful dinner with some academic acquaintances in Miami, Florida. They took me to a place called Books & Books, where we ate delicious food while surrounded by, you guessed it, books! I was so distracted by some of these books that I kept looking... Continue Reading →

I Got Some Books for Christmas

Last year, I posted about the books I got for Christmas.  (See that post here.)  I thought it would be fun to do it again this year.  Here's a look at what was sitting under the tree for me this year. This is from my husband, and it is a leather-bound copy of a book... Continue Reading →

Dejunking: The Book that Motivated Me

I’ve been dejunking my house.  It is all due to the book For Packrats Only: How to Clean Up, Clear Out, and Dejunk Your Life Forever (1998) by Don Aslett.  I heard about it from a high-school friend’s blog post, which you can see here.  She is a craft blogger and gave herself the challenge to... Continue Reading →

My (Sparse) Collection of Cookbooks

Several years ago, I spent much of my time running a local scholarship program for the young women in my community.  I directed the program, completely as a volunteer, and helped the women learn public speaking, interviewing, and community service skills.  After five years of doing so, I stepped down to focus on academia, but... Continue Reading →

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