Sunday, March 1, 2009

Some Links I Love These Days

Maira Kalman, who wrote "The Elements of Style Illustrated," which I'll dispense on every gift-giving occasion for the rest of 2009, has a blog called "And the Pursuit of Happiness" on the New York Times website. Go there now, I tell you.

Another site I love, love, love is Tina Roth Eisenberg's design blog Swiss Miss. With multiple postings each day, she's always got something I want to see. Her sensibility is modern, elegant, witty and down to earth.

I'm also reading Odi et Amo, a blog by my friend Quotidian Grace's daughter, who's obviously the product of superb parenting on the part of QC and El Jefe.

I hope you enjoy these as much as I do. Let me know if you like them!

An Insult To Make a Parent Proud

A couple of weeks ago, my 9 year old son became enraged, full of the kind of righteous indignation at the unfairness of the world that only children can summon. Shaking and red-faced, he sputtered, "You are soooo mean. It's like you're ...." He stammered until he hit upon the worst thing he could think of. "It's like you're Dick Cheney," he wailed, "and I'm the Bill of Rights."

It was a powerful insult, but I still wouldn't let him jump from bed to bed in our hotel room.

Her Morning Elegance / Oren Lavie

This is lovely! Enjoy a few mesmerizing minutes.