Food, Leisure, and Unexpected Wisdom: An Afternoon Outing in Savannah

Last Friday, I picked the boys up from school and headed into Savannah. As we crossed the Wilmington River, my seven-year-old impulsively rolled down his window and stuck his head out. “What are you doing?! Roll your window up!” He looked confused. “That’s not safe. All body parts must remain inside the vehicle at all…

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…