The Forty-First Year

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I blew out my throat. It was on fire, it hurt so bad. But, it was my birthday. I was going to drive to Corpus Christi with my dear, dear […]

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St. Thomas, Virgin Islands Trip

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My friend, Alice, has a story that must be told. Many, many moons ago, she was living in Dallas, working at a fancy ad agency as a copy writer, making […]

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But wait! You also get…

..another entry! Because today..I also found out I have ten paintings that are going to be in a museum exhibit with Terry Allen, Joe Ely, Ethan Ezarian, Bale Allen, Bob […]

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Radiation Man #1

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I am so freakin’ happy right now! I can not believe what people are doing to support BIG KID and the song, RADIATION MAN!!!!! It must be a dream, except […]

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Thrilled Beyond Words

Do you ever have a day where you just can’t stop smiling? Maybe nothing specific or gigantic happens, but you just feel like you are going to explode with joy? […]

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Then They Woke Up To The Fact That Every Choice We Make Affects Someone On This Planet

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Nicole was in make-up. Filming wasn’t due to begin for another four to five hours, due to the fact one of the lights had blown and the director was in […]

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Perfectly Perfect Food Day

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Sara’s appearance on “Food 911” will be broadcast on the Food Network, September 21 at 3:00pm ET and September 25 at 7:30am. See you there! At 8:15 a.m., the lighting […]

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Booties, Surfing, Ruminations

My feet are wearing these hand knit booties… I love the colors—black, neon green,black, plum,black, burgundy and sweet pink…followed by more black. For some reason, I have always been attracted […]

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Food 911

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This Wednesday FOOD 911 is coming to my house to shoot a Mad Hatter Tea Party with my family. I will let you know the outcome. And the recipes!

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What a Week

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I have a pounding sinus infection, the kind that makes you want to stick a vaccuum attachment up your nose in hopes of removing everything…even the brain, if it brings […]

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Canoes And Swans

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As you enter a canoe, I sort of like the uncertainty of the boat. It sways. It rocks. The ones I use are the old fashioned metal kind, so as […]

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Recently, I went to speak at Baranoff Elementary as part of their Authors Workshop. I taught two creative writing classes to 9-12 year olds. As I finished the second successful […]

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Safe Place

Wednesday I visited the children of Safe Place here in Austin… The first group of kids I played with were four to seven or eight. We gathered in a art/play […]

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Is it just me, but what’s up with women plucking their eyebrows until they are a thin uninteresting line? I just have two words about that: STOP IT. Your eyebrows […]

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Getting Out of My Own Way

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There is nothing lovelier than the solid feeling of floating in confidence; not the cocky or educated kind of confidence, but the confidence that you can let go and just […]

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Texas Department of Regulatory and Protective Services

Today is the day! Today is the day. I am thrilled and deeply honored to be speaking today. I am going to take myself into the women’s room when I […]

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This Friday I speak for the Texas Department of Regulatory and Protective Services for an hour and a half. My hope is to lift up the social workers who will […]

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Homeless Sunrise Service

This morning at 6:30 a.m. was the third time I have attended the Homeless Sunrise Service. Each year, Richard Troxell has kindly asked me to sing during the service. It’s […]

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Life and What that Means Today

I am grateful that my children, and my husband, are healthy after suffering a horrible virus. Lily’s fever reached 103. All are well now. I am grateful that a mom […]

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Weapons of Mass Destruction

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The only country that has ever actually used weapons of mass destruction is the United States, and we used them twice. Who watches over us, and makes sure that we […]

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The Austin Zoo Release Party

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Wow! What a great evening…! Tonight, we celebrated the release of BIG KID at the Austin Zoo…lots of new faces, happy families and wonderful friends. The weather was lovely: sunny […]

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Israeli Pilots

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This morning I read in the paper how a group of 27 Israeli reserve pilots have signed a petition refusing to take part in what they felt were “illegal and […]

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Jhumpa Lahiri

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I really loved her book, ” Interpreter of Maladies “, a collection of short stories that I thought were exquisitely written. I’m excited that she has released her first novel, […]

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