The Problem with Pretty

The other day while making dinner I turned on Songza and chose an upbeat mix. Pearl was in her chair watching me as I made pizza dough and sang along to the songs I knew. This was how I came to hear Britney Spear's new single for the first time. It's called "Pretty Girls". It's… Continue reading The Problem with Pretty

The Pout

She's had this one down since birth, complete with trembly lower lip. We laugh at it now but wonder what she'll be like as a teenager! And what biological force is it that makes me think even the sound of her crying is adorable? I'm torn between wanting to capture it on video and wanting… Continue reading The Pout

What I Read – April 2015

The First Person and Other Stories by Ali Smith (Hamish Hamilton, 2008) I once tried to read a novel by Ali Smith, lost interest part way in and returned it unfinished to the library. I did finish reading this short story collection but now, less than a month later, can't remember much about it. I… Continue reading What I Read – April 2015