Cactus Tree

This is the part of the day where I make you think about Joni Mitchell and California and the fact that something is always beautiful somewhere.  

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Fantasy Apartment Trifecta

If you looked at my browser history for the past week, you’ll see that I am locked into a deep, powerful game of Fantasy Apartment. Beware. If you click repeatedly between these three sites, you may never make it out of your pajamas this morning. I share with you now the Fantasy Apartment Trifecta (FAT). Small… Continue reading Fantasy Apartment Trifecta

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My Mother, the Squirrel

Each December throughout my childhood, my grandmother, Verna Schroeder, would bake about a dozen different kinds of Christmas cookies, and she would mail a tin to my family. After its journey from St. Louis, Missouri, to Los Angeles, the tin would be unsealed and out would waft a mix of cinnamon, chocolate, almond, and lemon.… Continue reading My Mother, the Squirrel

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Lightning Storms from Space

This gorgeous video was edited by Michael König from photos taken by the crew aboard the International Space Station from August to October 2011. I’m writing TV show that takes place in outer space, so this video is a perfect inspiration for today’s writing. My favorite parts are the lightning storms that you can see… Continue reading Lightning Storms from Space

Today, as of 10:23 a.m.

Songs in my head: “TiK ToK” by Ke$ha, “Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite” by The Beatles, “Candle on the Water” from Pete’s Dragon. Cups of coffee: Two Accomplished: Sort of made my bed, started the dryer from a load I forgot to dry yesterday, discussion with Mom about insomnia and office Christmas gifts.… Continue reading Today, as of 10:23 a.m.

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