Of beignets and brisket and börek

When I’m busy or stressed, I tend to grab whatever food is nearest—not the best culinary habit, I admit. So with the book release this week, I’ve taken to eating some fare that hasn’t exactly settled my stomach. I’ve been craving vegetables for weeks, which is a wee sign that my body longs for health. (read more…)

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The more you know, the more you know you don’t know

Today my family and I board an airplane to head for Austin, my beloved hometown. From there, we’re heading out on a road trip to see the east coast and to meet some of you (details here—all are welcome). This six-week road trip (followed by a ten-day west coast tour soon after) is one of (read more…)

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Work enough. And that’s all.

I mentioned last week that I gave up the idea of accomplishing All My Great Ideas for releasing the book. Today’s the official day, by the way—it’s now a book that can be in anyone’s home. It’s been about two years in the making, so it fills me with both an even mix of utter (read more…)

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Get bored

As you start this week, may you get bored. There’s something magical that happens when we intentionally shut off our brain for a short time, close out the calendar, and just… sit. Take in the moment around us. And not do absolutely everything in our power to be distracted by nothingness. Now, I realize that (read more…)

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Weekend links (and book tour updates!)

What good dads do :: Shaun Groves Let’s not handicap our girls :: Next Level Mama School ditches rules and loses bullies :: TVNZ A big deal :: Melissa Michaels on (in)courage Beach art :: Andres Amador Also, if you haven’t yet seen, we’ve kicked off the 2014 podcasting season with a bang! January episodes (read more…)

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