The Blizzard’s Lesson

“Travel by foot. There is so much you can’t identify at top speed.” ~Cheryl Strayed (from Brave Enough, pg. 76) * Not quite two weeks ago, we were bracing for a blizzard here in Virginia. Two weeks ago tomorrow, it hit – and by the time it let up late Saturday night, we were literally…

The Pride&Prejudice 6-Point Manual for a Productive New Year

What comes to your mind when someone mentions Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice? Historical romance? English Lit class? A million costume-drama film adaptations? Not to mention Bridget Jones and Clueless –¬†and even some YouTube versions. (The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, if you haven’t seen it, is an interesting take, btw.) How about Colin Firth climbing out…

A Holiday Visit to the US Botanic Garden

I’m so pleased to be publishing my very first Live. Snap. Write. post today! Jenni wrote a wonderful introduction to the site, describing what we’re doing here and how this all came to be. (Check it out here!) And I found myself thinking about one specific line from that post when I was putting together…