Books that shake you, Friday kudos, wine for you weekend

At our first back to school inservice day this week, a colleague approached me in a flurry of excitement. “I have a question for you! Wait here!” she exclaimed, as she rushed over to her school bag. Curious as to her inquiry, I did wait there, and she quickly returned with the name of a…

The right fit, Friday kudos, and wine for your weekend

About a week ago, I took my wedding/engagement set into the jewelers to have them look at it for maintenance. It’s a white gold ring, so it occasionally needs to be replated in rhodium to keep it look vibrant and sparkly. The back of my ring has become so worn the last few years, that…

The gINKgo project, Friday kudos, and wine for your weekend

When I was in college, I discovered PostSecret. For those of you unfamiliar, the concept is ingeniously simple. Started by Frank Warren as an art project, the site posts people’s secrets, which it receives from postcards on which are written confessions that people mail in anonymously, the act of which is supposed to bring the…

Pints and popsicles, Friday kudos, and wine for your weekend

Happy pre-4th of July weekend. It’s going to be a hot one! It’s the perfect time for a summer cookout. Fire up the grill, pour out a bag of chips, crack open that watermelon, and let the good times roll! Summer cookouts also afford the opportunity to enjoy some seasonal sweet treats. And unlike some…

Four non-fiction reads to make you smarter this summer

Let’s say you’re sitting by a pool, lounging on a patio, enjoying an evening on a deck, laying out at a beach, or pretty much partaking in any other summertime activity. You’ve got your essentials: sunscreen, sandals, snacks, sunglasses, beach blanket, and…books? If not, it’s time to lay claim to your next summer read! Summer…

Friday Kudos – The first one!

It’s back! If you found ink. because you used to follow Heels or Sneakers, you already know what we’re doing here, and you also know (even if you never admit it out loud) that “Friday Kudos” was the best part of my former endeavor. “Friday Kudos” is the end of the week gratitude, celebrating the truly…