Thursday, August 22, 2013


I had a great time with my sister, nephew and his friend last week at Underwood Farms. They frequent this family-owned farm where regular citizens can come pick from their harvest, and I sometimes go with them. I love that my nephew knows where to go for various veggies. He runs into the fields and gleefully picks tomatoes, zuchinni, fennel, you name it. 

Jennifer and I took turns lugging the kids in the cart.

Selfie of the nephew and I.

Friendly horses.

Such delicious bounty!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Huxley on Huxley

A gem of a documentary. Highly recommend.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Melissa in Wonderland

I have been enjoying spending writing time at the Writers Guild library. I am trying to finish a novel, but also doing some research for a potential new project. In preparation, I've been reading some scripts, including the 1933 version of Alice in Wonderland, penned by Joseph L. Mankiewicz. It is such a thrill paging through this original script, old and yellowed, full of humor and heart, with illustrations to boot. You definitely don't see scripts like these anymore. 

And check out the cast list...W.C. Fields as Humpty-Dumpty, Gary Cooper as the White Rabbit, Cary Grant as the Mock Turtle...

Pretty special!