Done is Better Than Perfect

This is what my younger sister said when I asked her how she makes to-do lists: “I wish I could send you a picture of my to-do lists from college… They were SO pretty!” Her wish, in fact, is pretty representative of how every member of my family uses lists to organize the tasks, hopes,Continue reading “Done is Better Than Perfect”

Native Plants

My mother-in-law once told me that she is the kind of reader who will stop reading once an author makes a stranger’s mistake about a place. A character turns up a street that doesn’t really exist in downtown Chicago, or the Texas landscape is mutilated to satisfy a plot twist. She’s the kind of readerContinue reading “Native Plants”