I came across this article today, and while I don't care to get into any heated political arguments, Ann Dunham undeniably led an interesting life. I want to read the book from which this article was adapted. Which reminds me, I wanted to read American Wife, as well. I'll have to put it back on my list. Right now, I am nearly finished with About a Boy, and I hope to read more Nick Hornby right after.
And to come back to the little things-
I love the smell of spring flowers. I love headier, full summer blooms, as well, but the scents of earthy and green budding daffodils, lilacs and hyacinth have a quiet comfort for me.