|How cute are these zebra-inspired ballerinas?|
|You can win a signed copy of Nava's latest book.|
Contest. We all know and love Nava Atlas because she is a prolific vegan cookbook author. But all that healthy chow feeds Nava's energy; she is also a visual artist and a writer. Her newest book, The Literary Ladies' Guide to the Writing Life profiles a dozen celebrated female authors, including my all-time favorite, Anaïs Nin. Nava has kindly offered to give away a signed copy of her new book to one lucky reader. Leave a comment with the name of your favorite literary lady (She doesn't have to be featured in Nava's book). Nava will pick the winner. Stay tuned.
|This light is really disturbing my beauty rest.|
Kitty. Many of you have been asking about Buttons, the kitty whom I rescued from the street behind my house several years ago. [Post first appeared on my original, now-defunct blog.] As you can see, her present life as a feline odalisque is quite a contrast from her former life in the gutter. She's older, perhaps 12 or so, but very frisky; she loves to sleep, wrestle with her BFF Pablo, and play with her toy mouse. Bossa Nova still doesn't like her, but she tolerates her, which is an improvement.