Saturday, January 24, 2015


"Keep close to Nature's heart
...and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. 
Wash your spirit clean."

-John Muir

Friday, January 23, 2015



Good luck this weekend!
Be set ablaze with productivity. 

Tuesday, January 13, 2015


"Talking about something is not the thing. 
The doing is the thing. 
The way you do the thing, is you just have to do the thing."

-Amy Poehler


Monday, January 12, 2015


She is always asking 
for more.
More hours making words,
more days finding
the things she loves -- 
people, art, a good font.
But she gives me 
chocolates.
How can I say
no? 

-L.L. Barkat

Sunday, January 11, 2015


"...All that matters is the quality of your dissertation. It's what gets your your first job and determines the first few years of your career, whether academic or not. Every effort you make from the day you enter graduate school, therefore, should be directed at the dissertation...Therefore, choose a good topic and work on it from every conceivable angle. Choose a topic that matters to you personally."

-Deidre McCloskey (hitting it out of the park, per usual, with Other Things Equal)



Sunday, December 28, 2014




"Maturity is a bitter disappointment for which no remedy exists, unless laughter could be said to remedy anything."
- Kurt Vonnegut

Pondered, on a visit to my hometown -- complete with runs on the high school track, wanderings to the public library, and other nostalgic pleasures.

Friday, October 24, 2014

happiest Friday!

Happy Friday, all!
Hope that you have wonderful weekends ahead of you. For me, there is a lot of work on the horizon, especially with husband getting ready for some conference travel. But, I'm still looking forward to some lazy mornings and spending the afternoons at home.

Few links below, hopefully some make you smile!

popbasic.com

Ten years of Catbird!

Got one of the these visiting a National Park in Ohio last weekend!

How much does a bottle of whiskey cost in your state?

Have you heard of popbasic? I want all of their micro-collections.

SUCH a tired kitten.