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Ever found Neil Gaiman in your falafel?

Flipped the channel to the public television station and left that on for background morning chatter. The first thing I saw was a mini Neil Gaiman. Dispensing writing advice. From within a falafel.

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Magic space pens and secret answers

Have you heard the story of astronaut pens? At the dawn of the space program, NASA encountered a sticky problem. They discovered that ball-point pens would not work outside of our atmosphere. The...
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Of rainbow nails and unlocked doors

I was at my friend Cathy’s house for an overnight brainstorming session about the new blogging series we are putting together. (You’ll be the first to know about it. I haven’t announced...
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Guest post: Mining a writing tip from Mandy Patinkin

EDITOR’S NOTE: During a conversation thread on author R.J. Keller‘s Facebook timeline, I was intrigued by fellow writer April Hamilton‘s take on a Youtube video featuring a few acting...
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Simplicity challenge

From the far corner of the living room, our four-year-old G piped up and said, “We should get rid of all my toys, too. I don’t really need them.” So, we did.

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A boy and his pillow casket

    One of G’s favorite games is to build a cube out of our square throw pillows and hide inside it in the corner of our sectional sofa. He sits in it all the time. Usually, it’s an...
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The secret lives of real books: Video insanity!

Ever wonder what happens in a bookstore at night once everyone has left? This is awesome.

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