I am an artist & teacher with a ❤ for visual expression, educational methodology, homesteading, & Jesus. My geek-love is The Joshua and we have three peanut-butters: Caleb, Jack, & Louritta.


Baby Books


Since Caleb was born, I’ve been reading a lot of books. Most of them have been about how to keep your baby alive and thriving, and also on breastfeeding. Here are my thoughts on the books I’ve read thus far: The Baby Book: Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby from Birth to Age Read More

Time to Enjoy


Despite being insanely busy with nine-kajillion homework assignments lately, I have found some time to do the things I love. I play volleyball every Saturday morning at De Anza College, a community college just down the street from me. I’ll be starting my Wednesday night outdoor games in two weeks as well. That’s the best Read More

Importance of Reading


I’ve been amazed at how important it is to instill a love of reading in children. It means so much in terms developing the imagination, vocabulary, thought process, memory…. It also helps us to live vicariously through characters so we can perhaps avoid making their mistakes in our own lives. I’ve been around lots of Read More



Josh sent this to me. I read it very easily. Kind of blew my mind. — Aoccdrnig to rscheearch at an Elingsh uinervtisy, it deosn’t mttaer waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer are in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a Read More

The Hours, Discussion


I just finished reading The Hours by Michael Cunningham. It was one of the better books I’ve read in a long time. It was beautifully written and definitely deserving of the Pulitzer Prize it received. To engage in discussion about the book, or to rant about related topics…click on the comments button below. Feel free Read More

Omigosh! The Hours!


I just started reading The Hours by Michael Cunningham. So, anyway, I started reading The Hourswith zero knowledge of the plot or movie…all I know of it is that it relates to Mrs. Dalloway, which I just read. When I started reading the part about Clarissa Dalloway, I found that she is not only from Read More

Mrs. Dalloway Discussion


“…for what can one know even of the people one lives with every day? she asked. Are we not all prisoners? She had read a wonderful play about a man who scratched on the wall of his cell, and she had felt that was true of life–one scratched on the wall.” -from Mrs. Dalloway by Read More

Mrs. Dalloway, You Complete Me


I’m currently reading Mrs. Dalloway, by Virginia Woolf. It’s quite the intriguing book…it’s written unlike anything I’ve read before. It speaks through the memory and thoughts of individuals, and from this the story is woven. The book brings the reader through a single day…but when you’re done reading it you’ve actually gone through many years. Read More