A tea for September

I miss talking about tea. In these stressful times, taking a moment to celebrate the soothing and fortifying ritual of afternoon tea seems a good idea, doesn't it? In fact, I'd like to start a tradition of monthly tea recommendations. Please feel free to join in with...

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TV Tuesday: it’s FALL!

If you've tuned into my blog today in hopes of finding meaningful content . . .ONCE AGAIN YOU WILL BE DISAPPOINTED!That's because I want to talk about Fall TV. Shall we compare notes?I'm definitely watching:Homeland: Just finished season 1 and I NEED MORE CLAIRE...

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It premieres Sunday night on BBCAmerica!Will you be watching? View the longer trailer here. Looks like things could get pretty dark and nasty, which I confess puts me off just a little*, but I'm really looking forward to seeing how they handle 1860s forensics. *Not...

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Home. For real this time.

A few days after returning from England I drove out to TN to see family. My baby brother York, who lives in Japan--and whom I haven't seen in person for years--was in town with his lovely new bride Fumiyo and her niece and nephew. Of course I was more than happy to...

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The end draws nigh

Things are winding down in Oxford. :(Tonight is our closing dinner, final exams are Thurs-Sat, and we leave Sunday. Can't believe how this summer has flown. This probably will be my last post from England.That means MORE PHOTOS!Click here for photos taken in and...

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Wales is in my blood…metaphorically at least

This past weekend Steve and I celebrated our 21st anniversary in Powys, Wales near the Brecon Beacons National Park.We stayed at the Gliffaes Country House Hotel, which was surrounded by dense forest and had splendid views of the Usk River. On our first day of...

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Cambridge weekend

Well guys, it rains and rains and rains.That didn't stop us, however, from making our way to Cambridge this weekend. It was a sopping wet getaway, but there were many highlights.After a 3+ hour bus ride, we arrived to lovely late afternoon weather. I took this shot of...

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Glorying in the chilly damp

I recently exchanged the 95-105 degree temps in Oklahoma for 55-65 degrees and rain in Oxford. If you know me at all, you know I LOVE THIS. (I feel guilty celebrating, however, because of all the people suffering from heat and lack of power on the East Coast. I well...

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Bunnies launched!

If you missed the first baby bunny post, go here.Last week we had a violent rain storm, and I feared the baby bunnies were washed away. We kept watching but could not catch the mama nursing them. Finally we noticed some activity -- the moneywort was starting to quiver...

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Two years ago I posted on my Livejournal blog about Cedric almost eating two baby bunnies. Fortunately I was able to pluck the bunnies from his evil maw, and the very next day I photographed them nursing on our back patio. This year we have another bunny mama and her...

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Santa Fe

[via Camera Awesome -- I'm a little obsessed with this app right now!]Last week Steve presented at a conference in Santa Fe, and I tagged along. It's only (only?) an 8 hour drive, so we decided to make it a road trip. I must confess that the drive from Oklahoma City...

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My wild week

I've been out of it for a while -- last week was crazy busy, as you'll see . . .Saturday before last Steve and I (along with another couple) hosted a Moulin Rouge party for law students as a benefit for the Women's Resource Center. Yes, that's me in a can-can dress....

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Saundra Mitchell’s THE SPRINGSWEET giveaway!

"Do you know what I've missed since coming here? Books. I do miss reading novels, don't you?"-Zora, The SpringsweetPretty much every writer started out as a reader; now that we're writers, we can't help but write about people who love books. Sometimes IN the books....

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Friday Favorites: the collateral joys of seeing HUNGER GAMES

I finally saw HUNGER GAMES this past Tuesday. Yeah, it was great, but one thing that really thrilled me that night was finally getting to see the Prometheus trailer on the big screen. Even if this film gets the worst reviews ever I'll still be running to the theater...

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