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Some Wilderness for your Wednesday

May 15, 2013 | Posted by in animals, inspiration, nature | 0

“Kids are so very good at still being shape-shifters, and shifting into feathers and fur. They still understand that we are connected to everything in this world, and that we are part of an incredibly intricate woven web of life and creatures.” – Cornelia Funke With the warmer weather (sort of) hitting my neck ofRead more …

On Walking – Photoblog!

Jun 28, 2012 | Posted by in inspiration, nature | 2

“The length of his walk uniformly made the length of his writing. If shut up in the house, he did not write at all.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson Ralph was talking about his buddy Thoreau, but he might as well have been talking about yours truly. Everybody has big and small things that feed theirRead more …

Happy Panda Wants You to Read These

May 25, 2012 | Posted by in inspiration, writing | 2

1.  I’m so close to finishing this draft that I can TASTE IT. And it tastes like a banana Nutella wrap. Coincidentally that is also my breakfast. 2.  This blog post by Beth Revis on writing the ‘book of your heart‘ is phenomenal. Go read it, but the take home message is this: the bookRead more …

Welcome to Scotland!

May 11, 2012 | Posted by in books, history, inspiration | 4

Hello laddies! If you’ve been following this quick blog series of adventures (you can find the London trip here, and the Lake District trip here!), you know that it is now time to journey to the land of the kilts! Welcome to SCOTLAND! Now, if you’re anything like me, when you think of Scotland youRead more …

Ye Olde UK Trip: Part Deux!

May 4, 2012 | Posted by in history, inspiration, nature | 7

We last left our brave heroine in the clutches of posh Londoners and saw enough immaculate buildings to make the Queen slurp her tea with joy. TODAY, we venture to the Jurassic Coast where we see some stunning vistas, and then to the Lake District, which was home to more famous writers than one wouldRead more …

Ye Olde UK Trip!

Apr 25, 2012 | Posted by in history, inspiration | 7

Okay, so I know that prefacing something with ‘ye olde’ doesn’t exactly make it authentically English OR olde, I decided to go for it. I went to the UK!  Recently! I’ve finally been able to get through some of the seven billion pictures we took. So JOIN ME on a virtual road trip through EnglandRead more …

A Great Day for Awesome News!

Apr 25, 2012 | Posted by in inspiration | 0

We interrupt this broadcast with some special news: my friend Jenn Johansson has sold her book in the U.S!!!! (Yes, for very special news like this, I whip out the extra exclamation points.) This means that her awesome book will be available in THREE, yes that’s THREE countries, all in 2013!! Go and shower herRead more …

Before Harry, there was another Potter…

Apr 9, 2012 | Posted by in books, inspiration | 2

Happy Easter, all! I don’t often post random pics of Easter candy, but I had to share what the Easter Bunny brought me this year. Beatrix Potter* Gummis! There is Peter, in his little blue jacket. Cute little scamp**. Below him you can see the nasty fox, decked out in his fancy 3-piece green suit.Read more …