Dawn Powell on Gore Vidal, "unfit to be in any fashion

Sig.Vidal's sun is setting and he may be grieving for a circle and country long gone but while we overlook Lignano this October eve his views prove as probable and prescient as ever....more

Poetry Friday: A Jersey Girl and the Poet Springsteen

by Laura Baudo Sillerman...more

Adventures in Mud Trudging

What girl hasn't pretended to be a celebrety at some point in her life?...more

"An Education" is a masterpiece

Every once in a while, there comes along an example of creativity that makes you wish you’d never praised one other thing, since so many of the words you might choose in exaltation have been made less by being applied elsewhere....more

Poll: "Can everyone sing??"

I posted a poll on Facebook, asking "Do you believe that Everyone can sing?" Here are the results: 100% believe that everyone can sing. 75% believe that NOT everyone can sing ON PITCH. And we all agree that not everyone is an artist. Would you believe me when I tell you that I've found most pitch problems to be caused by improper breathing/support, and that all my clients improve in this area once they start supporting?!!! True! PLEASE ADD YOUR COMMENTS HERE ON BLOGHER! WHAT DO YOU THINK? "CAN EVERYONE SING?"...more

In Praise of the Unknown Nobelist

by Laura Baudo Sillerman...more

When Life is Still


How handmade smells so good and you can to!

Here are some of my favorite handmade bath and body product stores ...more

Handmade Love List

Handmade Love List will be a weekly feature here on Handmade living. It will be the 5 handmade items I am loving at the time. This weeks items are all from Etsy.com ...more