About maedez

Writer. Editor. 'zine queen. Fashion freak. History nerd. Tea snob. Punk rock lover. Silent cinema fanatic. Dark chocolate junkie. Gleeful amateur baker. Bookworm. Life lover. Risk taker. Inveterate chronicler. Happy wife.

[Book Nerd News] MC Beaton Dies at 83

[Tea in Art] The Tea Service by Claude Monet (1872)

This lovely painting by Claude Monet is doing double duty today. My mom is opening a fabulous business (tea/coffee/desserts/books/art/events) in early 2020. I’m doing social media, among other things, for the store. I shared this lovely painting on our FB page a few minutes ago, and thought it far too nice not to do so here, as well.

The Tea Service by Claude Monet (1872).

Happy Belated Birthday, James Thurber!

I was so busy over the weekend, that I didn’t get around to wishing my favorite hometown boy a happy birthday. He was born on 8 December 1894, right here in Columbus.

Here’s a link to my article about the Thurber House (which I now live very close to, incidentally).

GO HERE TO FIND OUT WHY 2019 IS THE YEAR OF THURBER

Here Are Three Joan Didion Quotes in Honor of Her Birthday

“We tell ourselves stories in order to live.”–The White Album

“I write entirely to find out what I’m thinking, what I’m looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear.”

“I am a writer. Imagining what someone would say or do comes to me as naturally as breathing.”–The Year of Magical Thinking

[Book Nerd Links] Black Mountain Poets, Yayoi Kusama, Poe House, and Elaine Stritch

Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum (Baltimore, Maryland).