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Cue up “Love Cats” by the Cure, and join me in celebrating the return of the elusive and much anticipated Red Velvet flavored KitKats. For some reason, these are a Valentine’s Day seasonal offering, available only in the miniature size. … Continue reading
The Buddha waits on red bricks/ his companion: a brave dandelion.
Who can resist a come-on like this? Not just any Buick, mind you– but a red Buick. But what possible product could be for sale behind this highly visible sticker? If you still aren’t sure what this is, it’s a … Continue reading
Ten Things To Do After You Put the Turkey In the Oven on Thanksgiving Day: 1) Sharpen all the knives. Not just the carving knives, but the little knives and the choppers as well. You have the sharpening gear out … Continue reading
Back before I got my first corgi, my inner life was full of imaginary pets. Not just dogs, but tame foxes, wolves, crows, hedgehogs, armadillos and giant fruit bats. And of course, since imagination is cheap, I also kept dragons, … Continue reading
Canopic jars are my favorite Egyptian art thing. There’s no point here in going into (the many gross and fascinating) details about the process of mummification or about my childhood fascination with Wallis Budge’s The Mummy: A Handbook of Egyptian … Continue reading
Our local power utility, which provides us with both electricity and natural gas, has a “Call Before You Dig” program. This is entirely admirable: you call 811 before you plant trees or build a deck or whatever, and a crew … Continue reading
And there it is: the story of how Moose got her name. It’s not just that she’s big and strong for a girl, and rather blunt and straightforward. Or rather, that’s not all it is. From Moose’s point of view, … Continue reading
In the interest of promoting what I think is one of the best (and, in this country at least, most underrated) places to find good use of the English language, it’s time for Football Talk. First of all, we’re talking … Continue reading