A Reader’s Confession

The Read or Rid Thing is about more than just addressing my compulsive book-buying. It’s about accepting who I am and who I am not and letting go of some idealized, intellectualized image. Damn, that seems like a lot of pressure for some books on a shelf. But I spent my adult life curating my…

More progress on the two biggest Things

In the last two weeks, I have made some more progress on the two biggest Things: the Cookbook Thing and the Read or Rid Thing. It had been a while since I’d done any cooking from the Smitten Kitchen book so I was glad to get back to it. First, I made Broccoli Slaw for…

The Photography Class Thing

Something exciting happened this week — I started a four-week photography course at the Houston Center for Photography! I’ve been wanting to do one for my job for a while, and I finally gave up on the place where I usually take my classes ever doing a digital photo class again so I found this one…

Checking in again

Well, here I go again with the very irregular posting. See why blog consistently for 6 months is one of my Things? It will take some real effort. Granted, I do have a few good reasons for not being on top of my Things lately. I picked up some side work and it’s been gratifying…