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story time: the final chapter

17 Apr

She lowered the knife and it grew even brighter.

The fourth and final installment of the Harris Burdick story time series is upon us. Break out the tissues.

This one was also written by our friend Josh and was my personal favorite of the night. I think you’ll like it, too.

“Just Dessert” or “Alice and the Bunker” by Josh Hoover

click here to read the rest!


storytime: third time’s a charm

13 Mar

Hiya friends,

I know you all think I am a major tease for spreading these stories out. What can I say? I like to build suspense among the three of you that actually read this blog. (Is it working??)

This next addition to the story time series is my own. A word of warning: it contains a very slight bit of un-lady-like language. If you have extremely delicate sensibilities, I won’t be offended if you decline to read it.  I WILL be offended if you read it and don’t like it.

I joke.

Okie dokie smokie, without further ado, I give you “Mr. Linden’s Library.”

click here!

the power of vulnerability

5 Mar

I just watched the following TED talk online and wanted to share it with you. An enlightening and beautiful talk about what vulnerability means. As someone who often has to stop and force myself to be brave, I found it really inspiring. It’s just a smidge over twenty minutes but doesn’t seem that long:

storytime: take two

21 Feb

Some of our favorite people from New York were in town this weekend. While we were out and about exploring (ok, eating) in the city most of the time, we did have a lovely and relaxing evening by the fire one night. It reminded me very much of our previous “story time night” by the fire and then I realized that I HAD NOT POSTED story number two: “A Strange Day in July” (by Tim)! Yikes! I know you’ve all been impatiently waiting day after day, night after night for the second installment of story time. All I can say is I’m sorry. (And here it is…)


He threw with all his might, but the third stone kept skipping back.

Click here to read the story!

story time

25 Jan

Hi friends,

I’m going to cut right to the chase with this one without too much blah-de-blah-ing: A few months ago, I had randomly dug up my old copy of “The Mysteries of Harris Burdick” ** and shown it to Tim and our friend Josh who then (rightly) demanded we would all write stories based on the illustrations and share them with each other at a later date. This is the first of the four stories we wrote. I hope you enjoy it (I know I did!).

** A really cool collection of illustrations that were “supposedly” the basis for different children’s stories that were never published because of mysterious circumstances. If you haven’t heard about it before, this will basically explain it.

Presenting…  “Just Dessert” by Josh Hoover

She lowered the knife and it grew even brighter.

Click here to read the story!

Watch this!

13 Jan

I am super excited to share this video with you. My beautiful friend Morgan told me about it after reading my first blog post and, I have to say, it perfectly captures exactly what I envisioned when I started this blog.

The title pretty much sums it up but I encourage you to watch it until the end. This little man is awesome.

3 year old Jonathan conducting the 4th movement of Beethoven’s 5th symphony:

giant hearts

12 Jan

image from "Oh Joy" blog

Geronimo Balloons is a quirky and sweet balloon company based in L.A. For Valentine’s Day this year, they are introducing a special, limited edition, gigantic heart balloon. As much as I would love to send (or receive!) a bunch of these, they come at a pretty penny. So I did a little research and found this on

At $6.75, you could afford to buy a whole roomful (they’re also 3ft tall). So until I win the lottery and can afford a Geronimo original, I’ll keep this on my radar.