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Latest Maggie Oman Shannon Stories

2013-06-28 23:27:18

Maggie Oman Shannon, author of Crafting Calm, was recently featured in The Huffington Post and Mother Earth Living with inspirational crafts. (PRWEB) June 28, 2013 "In this wired, wild world, it is harder than ever to truly calm oneself—everywhere we go, we are assaulted by noise, stimulation, the never-ending crawl at the bottom of our television screens," states Maggie Oman Shannon in her recently released book from Viva Editions, Crafting Calm: Projects and Practices for...

2013-06-13 23:01:49

The San Francisco Chronicle features no-pressure, stress-reducing projects from Viva Editions's Crafting Calm. (PRWEB) June 13, 2013 The San Francisco Chronicle featured Maggie Oman Shannon's calm-inducing crafts, including the treasure map she made for her personal goals, hopes and dreams. This sort of out-of-the-box craft is exactly the kind of project that she writes about in Crafting Calm: Projects and Practices for Creativity and Contemplation. When asked about her mission statement,...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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