Pulitzer Prize Project: Breathing Lessons

Anne Tyler’s Breathing Lessons won the Pulitzer Prize in 1989, and thus is the second book in my journey to read all the Pulitzer Prize winners from my lifetime. The story is set on the road from Baltimore to Pennsylvania as Maggie and Ira Moran travel to the funeral of a dear friend’s husband. On…

Pulitzer Prize Project: Beloved

Beloved is the first installment of the Pulitzer Prize Project. I have embarked on a journey to read all the Pulitzer Prize winners from my life time. My mother has always told me that we are who we are because of the books we read and the company we keep. I hope this blog series…

Both Girl from the ‘Burbs And Proud Chicken Mama

Today is a very important day! After about a year of reading and research, thinking and planning, I finally have little baby chicks warming themselves by the heat lamp, this very moment. This is a huge step to making my backyard urban farm a reality, and I am so excited for this new journey. First,…

Both City Mouse and Country Mouse

Nature is my happy place. Being outside is an immediate cure for stress, worry and irritation. When I talk to my Mom on the phone, she can tell if I’m outside because she says I sound “lighter.” It’s true. I have always been that way. I feel more grounded when I am outside, whether I…