Holding Patterns and Going Home

You know that thing that happens when you're on a flight and the flight isn't yet cleared for landing? The circling over and over again right on top of your final destination is killer, isn't it? You're bored. You're tired. You need real air instead of climate...

Facebook: Tool or Tether?

Facebook, I realized this weekend, has been ruling my life. Because of the 'ease' with which I can reach out on Facebook, I'm less social, less inclined to blog, less 'connected' in any intimate way with the people I care about. Why blog, when I say everything...

Breakthroughs and Breakdowns

I'm sitting in my favourite coffee shop in KW, right across from the bus terminal. I'm eating a grilled cheese on a heavy bread - some kind of multigrain with seeds in it. There's ketchup on the side which I'm ignoring. I've got a double shot Americano on the go (in a...

Because It Matters

Today has been really good. I got up, did some work, and assembled a bookshelf all by myself. I had my son over for lunch. I napped a little (angry ninjas in my uterus have me physically down for the count), read a trashy novel... I've got London broil in the oven....

Stencil Winner + A State Of Effy Update

First things first!!! Here is the winner of the stencil giveaway! Congratulations, Heather Ferguson! Your comment was chosen by random draw to win a set of Artistcellar stencils! Yay! I'm sending your email address off to Lisa so she can touch base about your mailing...