Yearly Archives: 2011

Pink Think: “New Year’s Day is every man’s birthday.” – Charles Lamb UPDATE: This contest is CLOSED. Thanks to everyone who entered! Scroll down for the winner. The wonderful folks at Shabby Apple, an online boutique of women’s dresses, asked me if I would pick an item from their website […]

New Year, New Dress Giveaway

Pink Think: “It’s nice to be important, but it’s important to always be nice.” – Alyssa Milano The other day, while I was waiting for a turn at Parent-Teacher conference, I had an interesting encounter with a mom. I got up for a second to talk to another teacher, and […]

Gift of Niceness

Pink Think: “The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” – St. Augustine photo by Grant Cochrane on The fun thing with journalism is it gives you access to interesting people doing interesting things. I just finished a profile on a girl […]


Pink Think: “The world is all gates, all opportunities, strings of tension waiting to be struck.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson photo by Salvatore Vuono at Today my mind is on the lyrics of a song from the 70s. It goes something like this: Do you know where you’re going […]


Pink Think: “You don’t start out writing good stuff. You start out writing crap and thinking it’s good stuff, and then gradually you get better at it. That’s why I say one of the most valuable traits is persistence.” – Octavia Butler…but I opened a file in the wee early […]

I Wasn’t Going To…

Pink Think: “I begin with an idea and then it becomes something else.” – Pablo Picasso photo from Freephoto by winnond The other day, I visited a Renaissance man. He is a number-cruncher by trade but also does fine art photography. The day I stop in, his office/studio faces out […]

That Sellable Idea

Pink Think: “What terrified me will terrify others; and I need only describe the spectre which had haunted my midnight pillow.” – Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Summary: Women and construction shouldn’t mix. At least, that is what the client, Mr. Blackwell, thinks when twenty-one year old Julia D. Halstead is promoted […]

Book Review: Fall by Jennifer Hurst