"For we know our patchwork heritage is a strength, not a weakness..."
Barack Obama, during his inauguration address
Husband called today "Michigan weather:" icy cold with a hint of wetness, fog swirling in and out of the frosted treescape, sharp bits of flakes drifting across a red-nipped cheek. Gray, in all its varied shades and textures, mixed with a swirl of white.
A fire crackling in the fireplace. Pizza, hot and melty. (Thank you, Red Baron.) The Sunday paper. (Thank you, Denver Post.) Did you notice the article on the history of scrapbooking? Try Scrapbooks: An American History by Jessica Helfand:
A brand-new biography on Nellie Bly. (If her name isn't ringing a bell...she went around the world in a record 72 days, beating Jules Vernes' Phineas Fogg. She was also a veteran newswoman -- in the 1880s and 1890s, a time when women rarely reported for papers --who got herself incarcerated and committed to a lunatic asylum, then wrote about them. Warning: ol' Nell had an exciting life, and this book is well-researched...but it's a little dry in spots. Best read in bits and pieces, to minimize boredom.) Try Nellie Bly: Daredevil, Reporter, Feminist by Brooke Kroeger:
The newest episodes of CSI:NY and NCIS. (Thank you, On Demand.) And a snuggly husband.