invite yourself over

April 25th, 2010

Here are a few places I hope you take the time to hop over to:

An interview on the Gregoire Today show: I had this live conversation with Bob Gregoire on his blog talk radio show the other day, and it made me as happy as red polka dot shoes! He is a rare thing: a man of faith with an open mind, and you can hear it opening wider as he asks me about Buddhism and the practice life inside our homes. I’m insufferable for the way I keep pointing you to nothing more than my own voice, but I don’t care whose voice it is. What I experienced in this hour-long conversation was the illuminating warmth of the teachings, and the comfort that comes when we turn on the porch light.

An invitation to my front door: Here again is an invitation to my open house and book reading this next Sunday, May 2. I’m sincere when I say that everyone and their brother is welcome. You can tramp around the garden, have a cookie and sip a glass of my mother’s style of Texas iced tea. You’ll go home rested and well-read, with your hands full! No need to RSVP through the invitation; you might not even be able to do so via the links. Just jot down the info and plug it into the GPS.

3 ways to find love in a kitchen timer: Read my latest installment of kitchen wisdom on the Huffington Post. Time, unhurried, is never wasted.

5 days to sign up for the Mother’s Plunge San Francisco Bay Area: It’s a wonderful group to be part of, and no one will be turned away for coming out of their way. Sat., May 22 at Mercy Center Burlingame: sign up here. I have one more scholarship to go to someone who would otherwise have a hard time with the $75 admission. Contact me to put your name on it.

My home or yours: Have you given a thought to coming here for the Mother’s Plunge – Los Angeles (which is really in my hometown of Sierra Madre) on June 26 or Colorado Springs on July 17? The latter will be my only Midwest retreat all summer, so why not kick off your shoes, dig your toes in and make a family mini-vacay out of it?

All on the table: And for those of you who have Kitchen Table Tour stops on my calendar between now and June – here’s a taste of the pure magic of friendship and story that awaits, from a golden evening at Christine Mason Miller’s home, courtesy of Anne Carmack, who possesses all the time in the world and invests it most wisely.

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5 Comments »

  1. Karen, I have to tell you – I’m only up to chapter 4 of Hand Wash Cold, and have already cried, nodded my head with agreement and have said “oh yes…” out loud more times than I can count.
    Your words are so full 🙂 Loving and savoring them.

    Comment by Corinne — April 26, 2010 @ 1:54 am

  2. Corinne, have I told you lately that I love you?

    Comment by Karen Maezen Miller — April 26, 2010 @ 2:22 am

  3. Dear Karen,
    Any plans to expand your trail of book related events to Europe? I suppose your scholarships won’t cover an overseas ticket for me to join your Mother’s Plunge…

    Comment by Rose — April 26, 2010 @ 12:33 pm

  4. Yayyyy…I’m so excited that there will be a Mother’s Plunge here in LA! I’m already signed up and I can’t wait!

    Comment by Kitty Shannon — April 27, 2010 @ 5:38 pm

  5. I’m in Colorado Springs !!! Maybe I can make it! That would ROCK! (Aside — did you know you have Colorado Springs listed as “Colorado Springs, CA” not “CO”?)

    Comment by Merrick — April 28, 2010 @ 6:00 pm

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