Saturday, July 14, 2007

Must read

2 books to read this summer:

1. Interior Desecrations by James Lileks - OMILORD! If you enjoy a little sarc, you will die happy. U.R - This is REQUIRED reading.

2. Grandmere - life of Eleanor Roosevelt by David Roosevelt - Deep satisfying and fabulous. What an amazing down to earth world changing woman. Spectacular.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Obese Furniture

I must mentally purge. I cannot stand obese furniture. Disgustingly overstuffed sofas and armchairs wedged into rooms so small that none can walk all for the sake of "comfort". C'mon - I know we're the fattest nation in the global economy, but my Lord - between the mcMansions filled with wasted space and pudgy armchairs clogging our homes - doesn't something feel off? And I own these rotund items in my own living room. I am blessed to HAVE furniture, but my question is, why are manufacturers determined to spew this stuff out. Yes, the American public will buy whatever that can eat chips and lay down on, but I KNOW there are other options out there.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007


I'm pondering excellence. Athletes, governmental leaders, CEO's whatever. There is a cost to excellence. Obviously time, often $, but what about the rest? How does one determine how much time a spouse or child should receive if pushing toward excellence? Can family be healthily maintained and even grow while a parent is pushing to their maximum? Is excellence sustainable? Excellence in character, excellence in work, excellence in parenting..... Does one negate the other?