Thursday, August 21, 2014
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
When my best friend described her life-drawing class, I was amazed to hear that there was a place where not only did all the usual beauty standards not matter, but that the opposites were actually coveted.
The whole nude modeling thing started with my best friend telling me a story about some guy’s junk. She kept drawing it too small. It was one of her first art workshops with a live model, and she must have been compensating for a little bit of embarrassment. The professor had finally come over to her drawing and corrected it to match the model’s natural proportions. “It’s alright,” he explained. “A lot of students downplay the penis at first.”
Monday, August 18, 2014
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Saturday, August 9, 2014
I don’t know about the rest of you, but I was shocked when I realized that school was going to start up again this week. Already! And, of course, the start of a new school year has me thinking about breakfast. Summertime mornings can be loose and lazy, with plenty of time to make fun, yummy breakfasts. But school mornings can be frantic, and it’s way too easy to let breakfast slide.
So here I am with your back-to-school reminder: spend a few minutes of your day making sure the kids start their days with a good breakfast in them—preferably one that didn’t come out of a brightly colored box or from a drive-thru window. If you make everyone’s breakfast yourself, not only will it be much healthier, but you’ll be surprised how cheap it can be. And it can be done without all that much fuss.