I just came out of 5 months of intense organizing for The Fourth Annual Brooklyn Blogfest. It happened, it was a success, and I learned a lot about what works at a big event and what I'd do differently next time.
As Alice Walker (well, the character of Shug Avery) says in The Color Purple: "I think it pisses God off when you walk by the color purple in a field and don't notice it."
How right that in a used bookstore today, I found a gem of a book called - yes - Contentment:Wisdom from around the World by Gillian Stokes. Here's an excerpt: