Komodos hunt? Say it isn’t so.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-17472859 It’s reminiscent of MST3K in that I don’t even know where to begin. The jerky, “actual panic” of the camera crew? The gratuitous soundtrack to enhance the experience of being “hunted?” The centerpiece of the clip is undoubtedly the presenter’s amazement that a Komodo dragon could act like a predator. I wonder if he . . . 

Calling Minnesota writers…

Every so often something happens to make me remember how lucky I am to be an artist living in Minnesota. The latest reminder? The Minnesota Emerging Writer’s Grant, now open for 2012 applications. Maybe every state offers almost $40K a year for writers to find the time and resources to accomplish their goals, but after . . . 

If I could only get my hands on my middle school English teacher…

…I’d sit her down for a nice long chat about how she set me up for twenty years of bad grammatical habits. Today’s gripe? The double space after a sentence. I clearly remember the number of times she drilled this practice into us, writing example sentences on the chalkboard (chalkboard! yes, I’m that old) with . . . 

The Alternator Adventure

Today Philip and I planned a nice little family outing to Rock the Cradle, thinking a possible snowstorm might be the most adversity in the day. Just as we got into Minneapolis, our car died in the middle of the road. We weren’t on the freeway, but were blocking traffic on a two lane street in . . . 

Needlepoint, scrapbooking, genealogy.

After looking up a recipe for banana pancakes on a cooking site, I decided it was time to update my profile.  These were the options for hobbies and there was no place for write-ins.  Hmmm.  Well, I like reading books, but it’s funny how they feel compelled to limit even that.  If I was a . . .