Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Kickstarter Wish List

Many of us Kickstarter fans -- and Veronica Mars funders -- are now wondering: What TV show is next? Will there be a push to examine what our beloved characters are up to these days, or better yet, to wrap up dangling storylines from canceled cult favorites?

My Kickstarter Wish List (*in no particular order):


2. FIREFLY (*I know there's already been a feature film follow-up, Serenity, but still!)





Sunday, February 23, 2014


Have any of you seen this TED talk by Louie Schwartzberg? Pretty powerful stuff on the topic of "Gratitude". If you've got 10 minutes, a couple tissues (or sturdy sleeve) handy for tears, and the desire to be moved with joy for your place -- and the place of all -- on this earth, then this is worth your time.

May your day be a good one.


Wednesday, February 12, 2014

LoVe It!

I've had a subscription to Entertainment Weekly for over 20 years, and the time is upon us: Veronica Mars finally lands a cover! Can't wait to see this hit my mailbox on Friday.

For the uninitiated, the complicated back-and-forth affair between the two leads is referred to as LoVe by die-hard fans. (Short for Logan and Veronica -- get it?) And die-hards are referred to as Marshmallows, hence the makings for s'mores being palmed by Kristen Bell.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014


Though I now call Portland home, and would be honored to do so from here on out, there are certain things I miss about the Midwest: the smell of burning leaves in autumn, for instance, plus the extra vibrant and colored leaves still on branches. Such majesty.

However, second on the list -- and pretty neck-in-neck -- are fireflies in summer. I daydream about fireflies, I write about fireflies, I miss them. Watching them twinkle and shimmer, cupping them in my hands then setting them free. They are magical.

Seeing this made my day:


p.s. I love calling them both "fireflies" and "lightning bugs." I can't make up my mind which I like better!

Saturday, February 08, 2014

Happy Snow Day, Portland!

(*Thank you, Sean, for taking this great pic from your front porch -- if you play "Where's Waldo?" for a moment, you can see Gus & Sunny.)

Friday, February 07, 2014

Passage of the Day

"The peace of Manderley. The quietude and the grace. Whoever lived within its walls, whatever trouble was and strife, however much uneasiness and pain, no matter what tears were shed, what sorrows born, the peace of Manderley could not be broken or the loveliness destroyed. The flowers that died would bloom again another year, the same birds build their nests, the same trees blossom. That old quiet moss smell would linger in the air, and bees would come, and crickets, and herons build their nests in the deep dark woods. The butterflies would dance their merry jig across the lawns, and spiders spin foggy webs, and small startled rabbits who had no business to come trespassing poke their faces through the crowded shrubs. There would be lilac, and honeysuckle still, and the white magnolia buds unfolding slow and tight beneath the dining-room window. No one would ever hurt Manderley. It would lie always in its hollow like an enchanted thing, guarded by the woods, safe, secure, while the sea broke and ran and came again in the little shingle bays below."

~Daphne du Maurier, Rebecca~

Mood of the Day