books on the run

bookcrossinglink2-174×59.jpgI joined this morning. If you haven’t heard of it, it’s kind of like a free worldwide book club. After you’ve read a book that you’d like to share, or “release” out into the world, you go to the website and register the book, leave a few comments, slap an anonymous label in it, then pass it along to a friend, donate it, leave in a coffee shop, airport, or “forget” it on a park bench. Hopefully the finder will read your book and enter the number on the website so you can track it’s whereabouts. Very cool. I’m eyeing my bookshelf right now looking for candidates. Hmmm, my son and daughter in-law are taking a trip next week, I wonder if they’d mind scattering a couple of books for me during their travels?

global hugging


This Sunday is Earth Day. Wouldn’t it be great if everyone did something this weekend (and beyond) for our planet? You could plant a tree, change your lightbulbs to those weird curly florescent bulbs, buy canvas bags to use at the grocery store, vacuum the coils in your refrigerator, recycle your trash and buy recycled products, adjust the thermostat at night and when you’re not home to use less heating and air conditioning…if we all do a little we can make a difference. Earthday Network has a lot of good info on how we can protect our planet and our children’s future. I just ordered some canvas grocery totes from St. Jude’s, they’re on sale for only five bucks, you can’t beat that!

We stand now where two roads diverge. But unlike the roads in Robert Frost’s familiar poem, they are not equally fair. The road we have long been traveling is deceptively easy, a smooth superhighway on which we progress with great speed, but at its end lies disaster. The other fork of the road, the one less traveled by, offers our last, our only chance to reach a destination that assures the preservation of the earth. ~Rachel Carson

artful thursday

Time to power up that inner artist! I made this line drawing of an angel on a cool website called the SCRIBBLER. You hold down the left mouse button and make a simple line drawing, and when you’re done the SCRIBBLER takes over and creates a masterpiece. If you love what you make and want to save it to your computer it’s a little tricky, but if bookbabie can do it, anyone can! I followed their directions and pasted the entire page capture on a blank page in my photo program, then cropped out what I didn’t want, and ta da, a lovely line angel!