Italian Ritz

I’ve been in Naples, aka Napoli – I swear I’ve heard it both ways, even here in Italy – for just over a week. I fell in love with their fried pizza (still too chicken to try the Italian style pizza), I’ve devoured many a cornetta, and even tried a mystery dish…it wasn’t a mysteryContinue reading “Italian Ritz”

Ze Frank is so bad, he’s good.

(better than good, he’s the best!) As you read this blog I feel I should state that although my books are for children, I don’t expect them to be my blog audience. This blog is for the parents. It’s not always innocent. With that out of the way…. No matter how hard my day gets, watchingContinue reading “Ze Frank is so bad, he’s good.”

Can Ants Shrink and Regrow Their Brains? — Plant Science by Atrimed

For most ant colonies, there is a simple hierarchy: a single queen lays all the eggs, and a caste system of workers manages everything else – food gathering, baby ants, war, etc. The rest of the ants are sterile, only males & queens can reproduce. The colony normally dies when the Queen dies. The Indian […]Continue reading “Can Ants Shrink and Regrow Their Brains? — Plant Science by Atrimed”

A little something to brighten the day

When this “Friends Furever” video first came out, I watched it on loop. When I feel like reassuring myself that the world really is as amazing as I think, I find myself searching out this old and true comforter. I hope your day is bright and inspired! Annie

Now I get it!

As I throw back the covers and plop onto the mattress I suddenly realize something very important. One of the reasons I get so little done each day is because I am so absolutely amazed by all the beauty this world has on display. Seriously. Today I spent 5 minutes just looking at a jumpingContinue reading “Now I get it!”

So relieved!

Who here doesn’t check their email for long stretches? Common, raise your hands, I can’t be the only person who feels they are simply a catchall for spam. Yes, that’s my excuse. I hadn’t checked my author email in six months. So when my publisher called me up to say they were finally ready toContinue reading “So relieved!”