Wed, 12/13/2017 - 05:50

Ah, the day after.  That blissful feeling of joy, of complete and utter contentment, where nothing else matters because everything has gone so well and so right. There are always the pre- and post-event duties, the planning, the organization, the last-minute tweaks and late-night trips to art supply stores, but it's all worth it.

I'm talking, of course, about great parties and get-togethers.  Author talks.  Opening receptions.

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 19:43

Ever have that sinking feeling that everyone all around you is doing so many important, life-changing things, going on marine research expeditions, volunteering at shelters, fighting for diversity and equality?  While all you're doing is shuttling the kids to school, cooking dinner, trying to research your next book, or make that eLetter deadline.

I get that feeling all the time.

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 13:24

I read about sleep the other day. An article about how much more profoundly sleep impacts our health and well-being than most of us probably realize. I want to share it with you because it's something I struggle with on a daily basis, and imagine many of us do as well.

Wed, 10/12/2016 - 13:58

Aloha! This is Birgitte Rasine, chief chocolate rabbit and author of The Jaguar and the Cacao Tree.  I’m your host for this stop in the Hunt.

If you would like to find out more about the Hunt, please pop in here.

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 17:00

Have you ever been to an ivory tower? I've been to a few. Some are so tall and disconnected from reality it's frightening. Others are shorter, closer to the ground, freshly painted with well-tended gardens. And some simply don't know you exist.

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 20:53

We all know and love chocolate for its taste—irresistible, warm, velvety bittersweet. You may also have heard about the “health benefits” of chocolate. But is that just a marketing gimmick or is it really true that chocolate heals?

Sun, 09/13/2015 - 11:57

 

Sat, 09/12/2015 - 21:35

Confession time.  How much exercise have you done today? How about yesterday?  Over the course of the past week? And why am I talking about exercise on a blog meant to discuss writing? Because getting your body up and moving is good for your plotlines.

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 06:44

This weekend, we unplugged.

We packed up our car with a brand new Kelty tent, a dozen eggs, three hiking poles, a bar of organic chocolate, and headed for the hills.

An hour of winding road later we were in the middle of a redwood forest.

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