Monday, March 12, 2007

Reading Recs and Baby Pics

"When I look back, I am so impressed again with the life-giving power of literature. If I were a young person today, trying to gain a sense ofmyself in the world, I would do that again by reading, just as I did when I was young."
~ Maya Angelou

Hope you had a nice weekend! I have 2 reading recommendations for you this morning:

1. Tickle Fights and Barbecues, a short story by Marianne Arkins. It’s a quick, heart-warming read. Plus it’s only $1.50 - probably less than you spent on your coffee and bagel today! And for those of you who aren’t yet converts to the whole e-publishing industry, this story is a nice introduction. You can download and read it immediately (either on-screen or printed out), and it’s only 11 pages long. Give it a try--and leave her a review when you’ve finished it!

2. The T-Zero E-zine published by Writers’ Village University.. I’m featured under the “Recognitions” column in the March issue. Very nice write up (thanks, Vivian!), even though it mentions my publication with Virtual Tales which of course is no longer happening (my choice, in case you hadn’t heard, not theirs).

And for a totally different kind of entertainment, here’s a picture of me at 9 months old, loving every minute of my bath in the kitchen sink (yes, really!). We’re having a contest at school right now to see how many people you can correctly guess from their baby pics…it’s amazing how some people look exactly the same, and some have changed completely.

What do you think? Would you be able to tell this is me??


Allie Boniface said...

I think I would recognize you!

I'll be interested to see what others think?


Judy said...

I think I would too... based on your picture here on your blog. You have the same shining alertness in your eyes! Those baby picture contests are really fun.

Marianne Arkins said...

Your picture really does look like you... did anyone guess? Do I get to tell folks that I've seen you naked and let them wonder?? LOL...

Thanks for the mention!

Allie Boniface said...

It's OK, Mom/Marilyn, I'll forgive you for not figuring out the posting thing...

And yeah, Judy, a lot of people at work guessed right. "It's the eyes - they're exactly the same" is what most people said.

Marianne, my husband said something similar: "You're letting people at work see you naked??"