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Chaos Chronicles 412 is posted: Bin Laden; The Royal Wedding; The LAT Festival of Books; and My New Glasses

Chaos Chronicles 412 is posted: Bin Laden; The Royal Wedding; The LAT Festival of Books; and My New Glasses

My husband and I at our college reunion. Oh wait, no, it's not. Sorry, my bad. Royal Wedding. Happy Friday, Chaos Crew! I had a wildly productive day today, then remembered I forgot to write the Podcast Post for episode 412 of The Chaos Chronicles. And so much went on in the show! Global news, [...]

Thanks to my Fellow Panelists at the LA Times Festival of Books

Thanks to my Fellow Panelists at the LA Times Festival of Books

What a fantastic time I had this weekend at the Los Angeles Festival of books. I was on a panel with 3 other writers– Luanne Rice, Sonya Sones and Rachel DeWoskin– called Fiction: Lives Interrupted moderated by the masterful Amy Alkon. Somehow, Amy managed to find the common thread between my book about a Pasadena [...]

A Morning of Reflection and Relief

A Morning of Reflection and Relief

You know that sensation of making it through a long stretch of stress– but you don’t event realize how stressed you were until it’s over? That’s how I felt last night. After the President’s announcement about the death of Osama Bin Laden, I went to bed with a sense of relief that I don’t think [...]

Random Thoughts on American Idol: Carole King and Babyface!

Random Thoughts on American Idol: Carole King and Babyface!

Sorry I missed last week. My mom was having cataract surgery  and I had to head to Santa Monica with dinner. I watched, but  the only performance I remember was the awful opening group number “Rock Star.” Who were those people?  How quickly we forget #12. Poor Pia, on the same stage as Karen. But tonight, [...]

House Guests To Do List for Monday, April 25th, 2011

House Guests To Do List for Monday, April 25th, 2011

We have house guests arriving and you know what that means, people: doing all the home improvements chores that we have delayed/blown off/ignored since the last time we had house guests! Are you with me, Chaos Crew? I look forward to the occasional house guest to keep up on the straight and narrow when it [...]

Happy Easter to all! Spend a Day in My Garden with Me!

Happy Easter to all! Spend a Day in My Garden with Me!

Wishes for a bright Easter to all of you who celebrate the day. The sun is trying to get out here– and we now that the kids are beyond the egg hunt age, we’ll be doing yard work instead. In honor of Spring, some shots from my garden: Wisteria in Bloom! Official Horticultural Name: Bright [...]

Bringing back the original Chaos Chronicles!

Bringing back the original Chaos Chronicles!

Happy Wednesday, Chaos Crew. In the blogworld, a phenomenon called Wordless Wednesdays has emerged, giving writers a break on Wednesdays from the grind of daily posting. Usually, on Wordless Wednesday’s, savvy bloggers post a picture and let it go at that. But, I think I’m going to give something else a try on Wednesdays in [...]

Parenting the Average Child in the Era of the SuperKid

Parenting the Average Child in the Era of the SuperKid

In the Era of the Superkid, it can be a lonely road parenting an Average Child. When you hear other parents talk, it seems like every other child but yours ( and mine!) is an academically-gifted, award-winning pianist who started a foundation for rescue dogs while averaging 17 points a game as power forward.   [...]

Chaos Chronicles 410: Coachella Confessions, Tina Fey and Pink Nail Polish Rocks!

Chaos Chronicles 410: Coachella Confessions, Tina Fey and Pink Nail Polish Rocks!

Who's the Boss? Tina Fey. Chaos Crew, I am happy to report that Chaos Chronicles 410 is ready to rock n’ roll. And so is my 15 year- old son who is on his way to his first Coachella, the giant rock concert in the Southern California dessert. Help! Doing the show allowed me take [...]

Random Thoughts on American Idol 2011 #6

Random Thoughts on American Idol 2011 #6

Music from the Movies! And we won’t hear Pia sing that theme from Titanic and that’s a cryin’ shame. But  the Idol goes on.   So here we go on Random Thoughts… I think Ryan is doing something with his skin. It looks lovely. And , of course, as so does The Most Beautiful Woman [...]