Summer Retreat: a visual farewell to summer.
Pandora: A brilliant concept. We had some initial issues trying to access the site after our move overseas but recently discovered a way to make it work. Love this.
Recycled Houses: Inspiring, creative, resourceful, and reminds me of my parents' home. Such a contrast to all of the suburban cookie cutter boxes.
Telling Tails: Tim O'Brien's essay about fatherhood, childhood, telling stories, and making them work.
Lucky Girl: I was immediatedly drawn to this book because of its connection to Taiwanese adoption, but I quickly realized it was more than just an adoption memoir. This is a story of cultures, coming age, family, identity, and trying to make sense of it all. Captivating, honest, and makes me wish I could have dinner with her. I especially enjoyed the circular nature of her story as she ends with her own early steps into motherhood and moving to South America where she is faced with the challenge of parenting in a third culture. And some additional food for thought in this recent Boston Globe article.
Bang! Bang! You're Dead: A very interesting read.
Rome with Kids: Getting ready for our first visit to Rome. Any favorite spots? Recommendations?